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Network Storage Space

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by UCHEEKYMONKEY, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Yesterday my IT manager showed me the network shared storage which is 40 Hard Drives with each one being 1 terabyte.

    He said this is too small for networking?

    Is there anything bigger than a terabyte??

    I thought terabytes was the ultimate?:blink

    Just incase somepeople don't know how big TB's are:-

    1,024 megabytes = 1 gigabyte

    1,024 gigabytes = 1 terabyte

    1,024,000 megabytes = 1 terabyte
     
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  2. Mr.Cheeks

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    there is a petrabyte aswell, and i think there is one called ultra byte and a few more
     
  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    For the moment a Terabyte is the largest storage capacity that I'm aware of.

    40 X 1 Terabyte hard drives does not necessarilly equal 40 Terabytes of storage. The drives wil no doubt be configured with some sort of redundancy, so the actual amount of storage could be considerably smaller. 8)
     
  4. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Thanks Cheek and Simon:biggrin

    Cheek how big is a petrabyte?

    Simon have you made up your mind what certification you will take next and did you look at ITIL? 8)
     
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  5. Mr.Cheeks

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    its actuall Petabyte and more
     
  6. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Thanks for the link Cheek, I can't believe there's one called :-

    Yottabyte!:lol:

    sounds like a lot to bite!
     
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  7. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    :offtopic
     
  8. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Thanks for your reply via PM

    Another question:- are Proxy servers still used today?

    Which Servers offer the most realiable performance?

    I am thinking about a business that has 2600 user and growing in size. Would a fujitsu Blade server be more advantageous?

    UCM:biggrin
     
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  9. hbroomhall

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    You need to specifiy rather exactly just what you want the server to do!

    Proxy servers are used heavily today for some things.
    'Blade' is just a physical form, with some limitations from the way it is built.
    Reliability depends a lot on the precise way it has been built and connected.
    What are these 2600 people doing that needs a server?

    Harry.
     
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  10. Mr.Cheeks

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    Yes... i found that most organisations/education places uses them to filter all of the crap people might be browsing.

    some AV progs have a filtering process built in aswell, which acts like a proxy aswell...

    the rest... i dunno
     
  11. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Proxies are in deed still used today, infact in large organisations they are very popluar. ISA Server is MS's Proxy server (it replaced MS Proxy 2.0). For large organistaions they offer great speeds in web access for frequently accessed pages as the page is already locally stored, and does not have to go out to the web to download it.

    Blade servers are a different entity, these are almost plug and play servers. they share resources with each other, not just interms of resources, but also hardware as well. You can use a blade server for just about anything.

    Blade Server Definition.

    8)
     

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