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Chapter 13. Storage Management > Overview of Storage

13.1. Overview of Storage

Although there are few certainties in life, in storage management you can be fairly sure that no matter how much disk space you plan for, sooner or later, you will run out of it. You can also expect a disk crash to happen at the worst possible time.

At best, the failure of a storage device or even a shortage of disk space has a negative impact on running applications; more commonly, it leads to server downtime or data loss. This, in turn, translates into business losses, sometimes measured in millions of dollars. You can help prevent these losses by taking the following proactive approaches:


  

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