Storage Management Since 1994
Get in control of your unstructured data
GET IN CONTROL
- cut storage costs
- reclaim capacity now
- reduce data growth
- manage change
- find individual files and
folders - instantly
Key issues that SPACEWatch Storage Suite will address:
Getting in control of the ever growing mountain of user-generated files.
Reducing the cost of managing this data.
Ensuring that user-generated data is compliant with corporate standards.
Managing user-generated data is an increasing challenge. Typically it is
increasing in volume by 60% year-on-year. Management costs 3-10 times more than
capital cost - and is getting increasingly difficult as those volumes increase. As well
as cost issues, there are compliance threats as well. With users creating and
sharing many millions of files it is increasingly impractical to ensure that they all
confirm to corporate standards.
As with all IT infrastructure, the challenge is to balance supporting business
flexibility with maintaining availability of systems - whilst minimising cost. Storage is
no different in this respect.
Key outcomes that SPACEWatch Storage Suite will deliver:
A scalable storage management toolsuite that can be exploited by managers
from IT, the business and projects.
Automated storage reporting, clean-up and archiving - reducing data growth,
removing non-compliant files and archiving unused data to cheaper storage
The ability to predict future storage use - and the impact of planned changes
such as new projects or proactive clean-up exercises.
The ways people use - and abuse - storage are varied and complex. Trying to
predict them is impossible. That’s why tools like SPACEWatch, that can carry out
sophisticated analysis quickly, become essential. With even quite small networks,
there just isn’t time to try and do this manually.
Here are some softer details to include in your business case. They include:
Organization impact can be considered in various ways. First a range of manual
techniques for identifying and highlighting user-generated data issues will be
removed. This will free up IT resources to focus on higher-value activities such as
support for projects that deliver real business value.
Secondly, business areas and projects will spend less time trying to organise their
user-generated data - there will be a lot less of it, and what remains will contain less
duplication and fewer unused and unwanted files.
Technology impact will primarily revolve around the deployment of SPACEWatch
Storage Suite - the leading tool for managing user-generated data across the
enterprise. Consideration should be given to those who will benefit from direct use of
SPACEWatch - this may well include staff outside of IT, who can benefit from being
empowered to manage their own local data.
The business case for adopting SPACEWatch: cut
storage costs now and in the future.
Cut costs now by removing unwanted and unused user-generated data, and in the
future by reducing data growth and managing change.
USER-GENERATED DATA IS
RAPIDLY GROWING AND
In most organisations user-generated
storage is growing at more than 60%
per year. By the end of 2011 some
people estimate that this has reached
some two trillion gigabytes world-wide.
Consider also that managing storage
can cost 3-10 times more than it cost to
buy - every year.