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Data Storage

The West Virginia Office of Technology (WVOT) offers multiple types of data storage including:

  • Centralized SAN Storage
    Centralized SAN Storage consists of  WVOT-owned and operated storage arrays that provide disk space to servers located at the State Data Center.  It is used for file share and cluster shared storage, and is configured on a per‐needed basis to agencies outside the WVOT and to WVOT data systems to provide services like email, SQL databases and Web Farm storage.

 

  • Centralized SAN Storage Tier 2
    Centralized SAN Storage Tier 2 consists of WVOT‐owned and operated storage arrays that provide disk space to servers located at the State Data Center.  It is used for low I/O bandwidth applications that have high capacity storage needs without a need for backup copies of the data, and is configured on a per‐needed basis to agencies outside the WVOT and to WVOT data systems to provide services like static imaging and data that can be reloaded from source CDs or systems.

 

  • Centralized Archive Storage
    Centralized Archive Storage is WVOT‐owned and operated equipment that provides write once read many (WORM) storage on an EMC Centera platform for data archival and imaging systems with a replicated copy of the data stored on a second unit located at a secondary site for backup and disaster recovery purposes.  For those agencies that already use Centera for archiving or imaging systems, we can provide space on the offsite Centera for use as a replication target.

 

  • Distributed Storage
    Storage that is owned by an individual agency but is managed by the WVOT is defined as distributed storage.