Data storage is the most important thing to mention when we are talking about data center IT or computer technology in general. Namely, everything you do on your computer and every piece of information there is in your data center IT is stored somewhere. Even though we hardly ever think about this, our computers can essentially be compared to pieces of paper.
What this means is that all the computers used in, for example, data center IT will start storing data as soon as they are used for the first time, and all this data has to go somewhere. Like computers, notebooks and books also contain some sort of data, but they get bigger and bigger when more data is added to them, which is not always the case with computers.
There are three types of data storage used in any data center, and these three types include the following:
On-site data storage
Basically, any piece of hardware that is designed not to be removed from the computer and stores data falls into this group. The most obvious examples of on-site data storage are hard disk drives and solid state drives.
Removable data storage
As the name suggests, the second type of data storage includes all of those devices that are used for data storage and that can be removed and taken away from the main computer hardware. This is a much more convenient type than on-site data storage devices, and it is widely used today, with USB drives, external hard disk drives and DVDs being widespread.
Off-site data storage
This is the latest type of data storage, where the actual data is stored in a remote location and accessed usually over the Internet. By using this type of data storage for your data center, you will not only save space in your data center, but also keep the data safe from anything that could happen to the on-site hardware.
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