OCU C)SP A Week 03 Lesson 06 Discussion

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      Manny Varela

      Discuss the various types of data storage options and how they are used.

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      Marcena Davis

      Direct-attached storage (DAS) is a type of storage where the storage devices are directly connected to the computer or server that needs to access the data. This type of storage is often used for small businesses or home users who need to store a relatively small amount of data. DAS devices are typically faster than network-based storage devices, but they can be more expensive.

      Network-attached storage (NAS) is a type of storage where the storage devices are connected to a network and can be accessed by multiple computers or servers. This type of storage is often used for medium to large businesses that need to store a large amount of data. NAS devices are typically less expensive than DAS devices, but they may not be as fast.

      Storage area network (SAN) is a high-performance network that is dedicated to storing data. SANs are often used by large businesses that need to store a very large amount of data or that need to share data between multiple servers. SANs are the most expensive type of storage, but they offer the best performance.

      Cloud storage is a type of storage where data is stored on remote servers that are accessed over the internet. Cloud storage is a convenient and cost-effective way to store data, and it is becoming increasingly popular. There are many different cloud storage providers, such as Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, and Microsoft Azure.

      Tape storage is a type of storage that uses magnetic tape to store data. Tape storage is a good option for archiving data, as it is very cost-effective and can store a large amount of data. However, tape storage is not as fast as other types of storage, and it can be slow to access data.

      The best type of data storage for a particular application will depend on the specific needs of the user. Some factors to consider include the amount of data to be stored, the performance requirements, the budget, and the security requirements.

      IBM. (n.d.). Types of data storage. Retrieved September 1, 2023, from

      • #89077

        Excellent discussion of the different types of storage. If security is a concern, which types lend themselves to being secure and which ones would you avoid?

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