Are you struggling with storage, or quite happy with your hard drives? As businesses grow with new employees, projects and devices, and take on new and more diverse creative work (which usually means increasingly large file formats), it can put a real strain on old storage systems and networks.
So could your business do with souping up in the storage stakes? Take our quick quiz to find out, and don’t hesitate to get in touch to quiz us on all things storage too!
Take the quiz…
How well is your storage network performing?
A. It’s chugging along just nicely, with plenty of bandwidth to cope with our editors working on high end video, thank you for asking.
B. As we’ve taken on more work involving increasing file sizes, resolutions and frame rates, we’ve noticed data transfer is getting slower, meaning less productivity.
C. Our network has ground to a halt – our storage is over 80% full and we’re forever juggling storage, archiving and retrieval.
Are your staff collaborating as best as they can?
A. Our employees are like one singular, living, breathing collaborative entity.
B. It would be great if staff had access to all our shared digital files remotely from home and other offices as well as our office, so they could work and edit together more collaboratively.
C. Does shouting across the office count as collaboration…?
Is your storage hardware arranged effectively?
A. Our storage estate is optimised for space, power and multiple platforms, and is protected against any eventualities.
B. We have lots of disparate shared drives and racks and would ideally like to consolidate them into one resilient storage estate that allows for hardware failures.
C. We have a cupboard with some hard drives in…
Do you have the storage capacity to cope with business growth?
A. We’ve just incorporated 4K, and are coping with storing larger assets.
B. We’ve only just moved creative in-house, and could do with more storage as we’re finding winning new business and creating rich media such as videos is meaning a lot more unplanned data.
C. We can’t really pitch for new business as we just don’t have the storage capacity to take on rich media projects.
How did you get on?
– Mostly As: Well done, you. Your storage sounds like it’s in good shape, but do get in touch if you need any advice.
– Mostly Bs: Not bad, but room for improvement. Talk to us about how you can improve your storage infrastructure going forward.
– Mostly Cs: Yikes. Sounds like you could do with some help! We’d recommend calling us for an Infrastructure Review – see below.
What to do next
Whether you’re looking at making your storage fit for purpose for your creative files and workflow, bringing video in-house or scaling up to 4K, the best thing you can do is talk to a qualified systems architect or solution designer. Our expert team can pop in to take a look at your existing setup, and give advice on how storage can accommodate your workflow and bring you the best benefit – all for just £450 ex VAT!
Want to know more about storage and bandwidth, or want to book your Infrastructure Review? Give us a call on 03332 409 306, email thrive@Jigsaw24.com or pop your details in the form below. For all the latest news and reviews, follow us on Twitter @WeAreJigsaw24 and ‘like’ us on Facebook.