Our Assessment Approach
F3 Technology Partners is committed to helping you, the customer, make the best storage decisions based on the current – and future – needs of your business. An F3 Storage Assessment can help you better understand the exponential growth of your storage and its associated costs. We will then recommend the most optimal solution that fits both your business needs and budget, resulting in better management and planning of your storage environment.
Discovery and Recommendations
By gaining visibility into all of the data on your storage network, an F3 Storage Assessment can provide the foundation you need to more effectively control how your data is managed. This knowledge can be used to establish baselines of policies on utilization, tier migration, data protection, and data retention.
The Storage Assessment is a multi-phase process which includes:
A detailed understanding of your technical and business issues
An inventory of the environment within the data center to help determine overall scope of the project
Software to discover the relationships between hosts, applications and storage systems
Data is collected and correlated using a wide variety of offline and online data sources
F3’s Storage Assessment Service gives you a point-in-time snapshot of your data utilization footprint. This, in turn, gives you the power to plan more effectively for growth, enhance efficiency, and potentially lower storage costs.
OTHER AREAS OF RECOMMENDATIONS MAY INCLUDE:
- Storage Utilization
- Thin Provisioning
- Review of TCO of storage arrays
- Tiering considerations
- NAS versus SAN
- Benefits of virtualization
- Storage compliance
- Review of forward looking