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Why do you need storage?
The task of the data storage system is to store and provide access to data with a given performance.
When choosing storage systems, it is important to ask yourself the question: “What data should be stored?”. By asking this question, you can immediately delete many storage systems without considering them. For example, it is planned to store photos and videos. You can immediately delete systems designed for random access by a small block or systems with proprietary chips in compression / deduplication. It can be just excellent systems, but in this case their strengths will either become weak on the contrary (video and photos are not compressed) or simply significantly increase the cost of the system.
The next question to ask is “How much data are you planning to store?”. The quantity always grows into quality; this should never be forgotten, especially in our time of the exponential growth of the volume of data. Petabyte class systems are no longer uncommon, but the more petabytes of volume, the more specific the system becomes, the less familiar the functionality of systems with random access of small and medium volumes.
Comparing systems with each other is necessary not only by price, or not only by productivity, but by the totality of all indicators.
Do not chase cheapness. Sometimes a lot of unpleasant moments are hidden under these, and in the end, this cheapness can come to you sideways. Do not forget – “avaricious pays twice.”
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