VMware vSphere Storage Thin Provisioning dramatically increases virtual machine storage utilization by enabling dynamic allocation and intelligent provisioning of physical storage capacity.
Storage Thin Provisioning gives you higher utilization by letting you dedicate more storage capacity than the actual available capacity. Traditionally, application administrators estimated and requested capacity, keeping future growth in prospective. This over-provisioning of capacity resulted in unused space, similar to the problem of RAM over-commitment in the server space.
7 - WD Small Business Server Answers the Need for Small Business Data Storage
Small businesses often need centralized data storage for apps and data, beyond what desktop PC units can provide. But if you're running a small business, you may not need a large server, and all the costs associated with running that server.
The WD Sentinel DX4000 from Western Digital can meet the storage needs of a small business of fewer than 25 employees, with a RAID-enabled storage system and storage capacity up to 16 TB. The Sentinel connects to your office PCs or Macs wirelessly, via Ethernet or via USB 3.0 and uses an Intel Atom™ D525 1.8 GHz Dual Core processor with 2 GB RAM. It supports RAID 1 storage with two hard disk drives and RAID 5 with three or four drives.
The server is also recommended as a backup storage device for small businesses, providing the peace-of-mind that comes with regular back-ups in a centralized location. The small business file server provides remote access via the internet for troubleshooting, service or to access files from anywhere, at any time.
RAID Server Data Recovery
If you've previously worked with separate PCs, storing all your small business data on one centralized RAID server may seem scary. What happens if something goes wrong with the server, from a virus to hard disk failure, or even a physical problem like a power surge, fire or flood?
That's where 24 Hour Data can help.
We have decades of experience in RAID 1 and RAID 5 data recovery. If your small business server fails, we're here to help.
We know that every minute of productivity counts when you're running a small business. We will recover and re-build your RAID array within 48 hours, in most cases, to get your data back and get you back up and running quickly.
If we can't recover your data, there's no charge. That's the 24 Hour Data guarantee. But with an industry-highest % data recovery success rate.