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Drive capacities have grown exponentially over the last few years, as have our data requirements. It is almost a case of the dog chasing its tail. As drive capacity grows we store more and more on our servers - video footage from surveillance systems, recorded phone calls from VoIP phone systems – and with the increased demand for data storage, the capacity of drives jumps ahead once again. Fun Fact: In 2007 a 1TB drive would cost you about $450. Today a 4TB costs around $150. Recently we had a client who had outgrown the storage capacity of their server but not the processing capacity. The server was only three and half years into its five year life cycle. Rather than bring forward the project to replace their server we offered an alternative solution to install a secondary device known as a NAS to store archived information.NAS technology has come forward in leaps and bounds while costs have plummeted over the last two years. Synology was selected due to its excellent price point and fantastic features to alleviate storage pressure on our clients existing server. In 18 months time when the server replacement project is carried out, this NAS will still be used in the new environment as a data storage and archive device. Click here to see the white paper on this: http://www.viridianit.com.au/download/adding-synology-nas-server-2008-iscsi

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