Nowadays, it is not possible to survive on the market without storage system. Imagine what advantage an intruder could take of the financial information about the company, its functioning, employees personal data, customers and transactions which are stored in computer systems. The risk of using this confidential data is great that is why all storage systems of professional enterprises and organisations must be well-protected. On the other hand, without a good and efficient management of storage resources and the system, the company may also experience severe losses, e.g. in productivity. This is why the storage resources which are the heart of every business must also be well-managed.
It is not an exaggeration to say that to choose a reliable storage software is even more important than merely buying a capacious and reliable data storage hardware. There are many types of data storage devices for large companies as well as households. Also the market of data storage software offers a wide range of solutions. For example, there are applications used only for cloud storage and virtualised servers and others for network storage solutions for data centers that are physically present at the premises of the enterprise. They are all adapted to the particular hardware solutions and their capacity. The users who have a pre-determined requirements can choose the storage system depending on their needs and budget, but the clients who enjoy more freedom can benefit from a more functional and universal solutions such as DSS.
Generally, the main goals for all types of storage software is assuring high availability of the system and business continuity. These are achieved by storage resource management and network storage management software and security software.
Storage software products include such storage infrastructure management tools which can help the users and customers reduce the complexity of managing their storage environments. This is done by centralizing, simplifying and automating storage tasks associated with storage systems, storage networks, replication services and security management.