Storage Products and Solutions by ASSI

"Storage Solutions" -- Computer data storage, often called storage or memory, is a technology consisting of computer components and recording media used to retain digital data. It is a core function and fundamental component of computers. The central processing unit (CPU) of a computer is what manipulates data by performing computations. In practice, almost all computers use a storage hierarchy, which puts fast but expensive and small storage options close to the CPU and slower but larger and cheaper options farther away. In computer networks, the purpose of storage and the use differs greatly depending on what the business goals are. They range from expensive Storage Area Networks which may consist of Fiber or other expensive technologies for some applications, much lower cost Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices for some other applications and even inexpensive portable storage devices (USB Drives) for others.  The intended use and objected directly affecting overall cost and performance of the technologies in question.


We provide and consult on Storage Solutions because business's create a lot of data and it has to not only be stored where it can be accessed by all users who need it, but also backed up locally in case of damage or loss and also backed up remotely in case of catastrophic loss of building or storage systems locally.  The choice of which storage technology to use for which applications and/or purposes is another story altogether.  This leads to needing to have a firm purpose for each technology employed and also to attempting to minimize the integration of differing technologies when at all possible.  One firmware upgrade or Operating System Upgrade on either side of the integration can cause substantial communications and or functionality failures.  For the purposes of this page, we are going to divide the technologies into three (3) different segments for consideration.

When do you need a "Top of the line" storage solution?  Only when you are going to be placing enough of a load on that storage to justify buying the performance it will provide.  The term "Top of the line" should clearly inform you that the priceing will also be significant as that is the only way you achieve high performance in most cases.  In order to provide a recommendation for a product, we would have to do a complete review of your needs, but in general you would only require this complex of a solution if you are planning on virtualizing a system with numerous host with each running numerous virtualized servers and/or in an environment such as a high volume database system or others which provide excessive Input/Output.

When is a mid-range system appropriate for you?  Most of the time!  The biggest reason is that most lower end solutions do not have the expandabiity nor advanced functionaility.  Mid-range solutions can provide tremendous functionalities and capabilities. They can host multiple virtualization host with multiple guest running on each, they can suport backup solutions, provide FTP and other application interfaces and also be excellent application servers.  The best bang for your buck is here.

When are USB drives a good solution? Rarely if ever.  They do have uses, but they have to be extremely calculated and defined.  Most USB drives only have a single hard drive, have less expensive SATA drives which do not move data at high speed and are unreliable at times deopending on what environment you have placed them in.

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Storage Solutions

  • Learn what you need
  • Determine what you want
  • Find out what you an afford
  • Figure out what your staff can handle
  • Determine if your network can handle it
  • Determine what you will lose
  • Determine what you will gain
  • Determine what level and type of hosting is right for your business
  • Develop a good plan
  • Pick your implementation date
  • Acquire the solution
  • Bring new System on line
  • Train personnel
  • Thoroughly Test Solution
  • Revisit for any needed Phylosophy Changes
  • Enjoy the benefits of your new system
Customer Testimonial

““Advanced Service Solutions has provided us with APC battery backups and surge protection.  Since implementation, our equipment failure rate is significantly reduced if not all but eliminated.  Some of the best money we have spent with increased productivity and our employees equipment seldom down.”

Robert Friedman

Friedman and Brown LLC.

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