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  • DAS
  • NAS
  • SAN

Data is growing at explosive rates in today's businesses. Big Data is increasing storage demands in a way that could only be imagined just a few short years ago.

With the advent of the Internet, Big Data, corporate intranets, e-mail, e-commerce, business-to-business (B2B), ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), Customer Resource Management (CRM), data warehousing, CAD/CAM, rich media streaming, voice/video/data convergence, and many other real time applications, the demands on the enterprise storage capacity has grown by leaps and bounds.

Storage network technology has developed in the following three main configurations: Direct Attached Storage (DAS), Network Attached Storage (NAS), and Storage Area Networks (SAN).


DAS

  • Directly Attached Storage
  • Usually disk or tape
  • Directly attached by a cable to the computer processor.(The hard disk drive inside a PC or a tape drive attached to a single server are simple types of DAS.) I/O requests (also called protocols or commands)
  • Access devices directly


NAS

  • Network Attached Storage
  • A NAS device (“appliance”), usually an integrated processor plus disk storage, is attached to a TCP/IP-based network (LAN or WAN), and accessed using specialized file access/file sharing protocols.
  • File requests received by a NAS are translated by the internal processor to device requests.


SAN

  • Storage Area Network
  • Storage resides on a dedicated network
  • I/O requests access devices directly
  • Uses Fiber Channel media, providing an any-to-any connection for processors and storage on that network
  • Ethernet media using an I/O protocol called ISCSI is emerging in

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  • Public Cloud
  • Private Cloud
  • Hybrid Cloud
  • Multi Cloud

Cloud computing is a sharp departure from the status quo. Today most companies own their software and hardware and keep them “on premise” in data centers and other specialized facilities. With cloud computing, in contrast, companies lease their digital assets, and their employees don’t know the location of the computers, data centers, applications, and databases that they’re using. These resources are just “in the cloud” somewhere.

To oversimplify just a bit, those offerings can be divided into three categories: raw computing capacity, computers that are ready for software, and software itself.

The first of these, called Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), is the most basic; it’s a server or servers out there in the cloud, or a bunch of storage capacity or bandwidth.

The second tier is called Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). This is a cloud-based platform that companies can use to develop their custom applications or write software that integrates with existing applications.

Software-as-a-Service (SAAS), the third category, is the largest and most mature part of the cloud. It’s an application or suite of applications that resides in the cloud instead of on a user’s hard drive or in a data center.

In the public cloud, you get quick access to compute, storage, app hosting and more — as much as you need, when you need it. The hardware is located outside of your data center and is shared with other customers, which keeps prices low.
Scalable
Spin up a server in under a minute — and spin it down when you’re done.
Low Cost
Since public cloud infrastructure is shared with many customers, so you pay only for the server resources that you require.
Flexible
Most public clouds allow you to add networking, storage, databases and more, with just a click.

Get the agility, scalability and efficiency of the public cloud, with the greater levels of control and security of a single-tenant, dedicated environment. It can be hosted on-site at your own data center or at a service provider’s data center.
Agility
Deliver features faster by providing your users with on-demand, self-service access to infrastructure.
Security
Get the enhanced security of dedicated, physically isolated network, compute and storage layers.
Customisation
Customise the dedicated compute, storage and networking components to best suit your needs.
Performance
Gain performance advantages over public cloud, with dedicated resources for your business.

Scalability
The public cloud’s pay-as-you-go scalability is ideal for heavy or unpredictable traffic - and can reduce IT costs.
Security
When you need enhanced security and ultimate control for business-critical apps and data, incorporate a private cloud.
Performance
With single-tenant dedicated servers, you get ultra-fast performance, security and reliability, on bare metal machines.

Multi-cloud” describes an environment that relies on multiple clouds — such as OpenStack®, Microsoft® Azure® or AWS.

For instance, you may be running a workload that requires large pools of storage and networking resources on a private cloud, such as OpenStack.

At the same time, you may have a workload that needs to scale up or down quickly on a public cloud, such as Microsoft Azure or AWS. Each workload is running on the ideal cloud, but now you have multiple clouds to manage.

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  • Tech Clinic
  • The Cyber Hack

In the new world of organised cybercrime, it’s not a question of whether your systems will be breached – but when. Datatronix offers expert insight and solutions to help you protect your business, and your customers, from a cyber-attack.

Protection
As cyber criminals get organised, it can be a constant struggle to protect your brand, your customers, and your data. At Datatronix, we cover the top enterprise security solutions, from perimeter firewalls and anti-virus technologies, to threat intelligence solutions. Visit us to find out how you can close your security loopholes and stay safe.

Detection
In the new world of organised cybercrime and the dark net, it’s not a question of if you’ll be hacked, but when. At Datatronix, we bring you all the latest security solutions that can help you detect any untoward activity on your network in real time. That way, you can react faster to protect your assets and customers, and meet regulatory requirements for managing and reporting security breaches.

Mitigation
Cyber attacks are a fact of life for most organisations; it’s how you prepare yourself that counts. At Datatronix, we help you build an effective strategy for preventing cyber attacks, ensuring that they never put your critical systems or data at risk.

Intelligence
When it comes to mitigating cyber security risks, knowledge is power. At Datatronix, we showcase all the latest threat intelligence solutions that can help you identify untoward activity on your network, and predict future threats based on industry wide security trends and data.

Our consultants are highly qualified and specifically chosen from across the industry with deployment experiences from Commercial, Public Sector and SMB. The knowledge of our consultants will allow them to advise on technologies that will meet your needs and provide valued insight to your projects.

As the threat of cybercrime for leading commercial organisations continues to grow, it is the knowledge of the hackers that we need to learn from.

In the Cyber Hack, you will:

  • See hacks take place in real time, and gain insight into how businesses can learn to prevent them.
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  • The Technology
  • Tech Clinic
  • Co-location & Hosting zone

At Datatronix, infrastructure decision makers can learn from the experts how to build leaner, more cost-effective, lower-carbon data centres. The event showcases all the latest data centre solutions – from green power and cooling systems, to high-efficiency hardware and hosting.

In the data centre, even a 1% efficiency improvement means big cost savings.

Co-location and Hosting
For many organisations, outsourcing data centre infrastructure is a way to reduce costs and increase focus on core tasks. If that’s the case in your organisation, Datatronix can help, whether you want to locate your own equipment at a third-party data centre, or rent your entire data centre as a fully managed service.

Data Centre Infrastructure Manager (DCIM)
We are entering a new, more efficient age for datacentre management. At Datatronix, you can check out all the latest Data Centre Infrastructure Manager (DCIM) solutions. These deliver major efficiency savings, making it possible to allocate resources efficiently, turn off equipment that isn’t being used, and distribute workloads to maximise server and storage utilisation.

Software Defined X (SDX)
In a software-defined world, a myriad of common management tasks can be automated, delivering major time and cost savings. Visit us at Datatronix to find out how software defined processes can help your own organisation to maximise efficiency and streamline your data centre operations.

Our consultants are highly qualified and specifically chosen from across the industry with deployment experiences from Commercial, Public Sector and SMB. The knowledge of our consultants will allow them to advise on technologies that will meet your needs and provide valued insight to your projects.

This is an exclusive area for anyone looking into colocation or hosting and gives you the chance to compare different services and learn from the experts.

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