Monday, April 15, 2013

Growing Pains?

Two sources of massive consumption. Two areas of continued growth.
Your data, your power.

1980 – The world's first gigabyte-capacity disk drive, the IBM 3380, was the size of a refrigerator, weighed 550 pounds (about 250 kg), and had a price tag of $40,000 ($111 thousand in present day terms), 2.52 GB

2005 – First 500 GB hard drive shipping

2011 – First 4.0 terabyte hard drive shipping

I think we can all agree with the growing requirement to process and store data so also is our need to provide power to the various devices we use.  As an example, in a medium sized business alone we need power for our modem, firewall, switches, wireless access point, server, and monitor.  Power is not only used to provide the ability for our devices to function but it is also used in an emergency capacity with UPS systems.  Prevention of power surges, data corruption and the problems that go with “dirty power” can result in big losses. At PolarData we are working closely with our business partners to not only find solutions that are applicable today but long term solutions that make technical and financial sense.
We recommend several solutions for data storage, backup, recovery and protection.  Contact us today to discuss.