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Storage and Capacity Planning Checklist

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What factors do you need to consider before upgrading or replacing your storage hardware? Use this checklist to help avoid some common pitfalls when planning your storage needs.

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Storage and Capacity Planning Checklist

  1. 1. PERFORMANCE & CAPACITY NEEDS YES NO YES NO YES NO DATA GROWTH HARDWARE, NETWORKING, & PR EPA RAT ION What factors do you need to consider before upgrading or replacing your storage hardware? Use this checklist to help avoid some common pitfalls when planning your storage needs. Have you accounted for all the following? Have other questions or considerations? Reliant Technology has the in-depth product knowledge needed to help you customize the right solution for your storage environment. When you need storage upgrades or third-party maintenance, Reliant Technology provides the technical expertise to deliver significant savings to you quickly. Did you answer Yes to all these questions? If so, you’re ready to move forward with your storage upgrade. To learn more, vist us at WWW.RELIANT-TECHNOLOGY.COM or call 1.877.227.0828. 1. The requirements for both performance (IOPS) and usable capacity (TB) are formalized. 2. These performance and capacity requirements are detailed by storage tier. 3. Our storage design takes uptime requirements into account and eliminates single points of failure. 4. We have accounted for planned data growth (i.e. business expansion, more data). 5. We have accounted for dynamic data growth (i.e. data expansion, larger files or more applications). 6. We have accounted for other rapid or unplanned capacity needs. 7. A backup solution has been determined for the additional data. 8. We have chosen the best feature set available for our storage requirements, whether it means keeping a particular vendor or not. 9. All other pieces of the storage network required for this solution to work have been taken into account. 10. Training and certifications for my team have been taken into consideration for our current and future storage needs. Storage & Capacity Planning Checklist

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