By using local storage you not only eliminate the cost and complexity of a SAN, you also ensure fast, efficient SQL response times.
Last month a company called SIOS Technology Corp. conducted a survey of large data centers to understand current trends and challenges related to providing high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) for Microsoft’s SQL Server (a commonly used database for large amounts of data). The company hosting the survey said it has developed a better (more cost-effective) way of managing these two critical elements of data center and large file-based production operations.
For most survey respondents, controlling costs was the most significant challenge. The rising cost of Microsoft SQL licensing was next (17 percent), followed by vendor lock in (14 percent) and the cost of SAN storage (13 percent).
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