Storage root server
Remember the early days of console games?
Without a memory card, nothing worked!
A storage root server is basically a memory card, only with much more space.
What exactly does a storage root server offer and why is it needed, when you already have enough space on the actual root server?
We want to answer these questions in the following article.
Memory space is not equal to memory space
A root server processes large amounts of data 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is used for hosting websites, for online gaming, as mail server or company server.
Unfortunately, as is so often the case in the world of IT: Nothing lasts forever. Even a root server can sometimes give up the ghost.
This can be caused by a hacker attack, a virus, but also simply by outdated software or defective hardware. Errors often lead to data loss - and that is a disaster for customers, whether they are gamers or bankers.
This is just one of the many situations in which a storage server comes into play. As already mentioned in the example with the memory card, the storage server is something like a "storage room". A storage space for data that is excluded from daily data processing and is not affected by the daily traffic of the root server.
The backup copy
A backup is always a good idea.
A storage server is not only there to store large amounts of data, but can also be used to make a backup copy of the root server's work.
Access to storage space
How to design the access permissions to the storage space is up to each root server owner.
For example, if the company's customer data is stored on the storage server, it is illegal to give other users access to it or to pass it on. This data should therefore be encrypted on the storage space.
But if you store data and documents for a common project between several companies on the storage server (similar to a cloud), you can grant access authorization to certain users from outside.
The storage server is there to serve as a warehouse to which one has access if necessary. If this need is not given, the data remains untouched and is stored on the separate server without hindering the activity or performance of the parent root server.
saving space - saving money
Storing documents and data digitally saves space.
Nowadays, only a few documents really need to exist on paper (contracts, invoices or similar - and there are now exceptions here too).
The paper saving alone is enormous, which therefore also leads to an enormous saving of money.
The money saved can be invested in the security and maintenance of the storage server.