File Server Disk Management
One of the most often stated goals of a system administrator is Reducing backup times.
While file server storage continues to grow and grow, eventually one day the backups won’t run or won’t finish in time. As a result you try to find free space on servers. But what files can you delete? It’s tough going to your boss to justify new hardware when you have no facts or evidence (from true insight on your data) of what happened to all the storage space.
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The cost of storage keeps skyrocketing
Your file server storage usage will continue to increase until:
- Backups no longer run or don’t finish in time; or
- You will finally run out of storage space; or
- Use an affordable and easy-to-install file Archiving solution.
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The Cost of Analysing Data
We quite often have queries come through to us in Waterford Technologies, looking for point to point comparison on cost versus “freemium” offerings – why charge a price at all when there are “free” or cheap alternatives on the Market?
Well first things first – There are no offerings that are 100% free.
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What is Redundant Data?
Redundant is a harsh word. These days, we mostly associate it with human resources in the job market but it has a wider meaning and also applies to useless files sitting unnecessarily on your server taking up costly storage space, adversely affecting performance. Typically, up to 80% of your server is comprised of redundant data.
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2017 – Preparing for Massive Change
As 2017 kicks off, we look at the anticipated Top 7 Data Challenges companies will face this year.
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