Data Storage Management
Corporations are faced by many challenges associated with managing larger volumes of data, as data volumes increase so does the total cost of ownership, Disaster Recovery or the effect of data on DR processes are another reason why data archiving is being adopted by organisations in order to streamline data management, access to data and disaster recovery processes.
ShareArchiver offers an integrated storage management solution, which moves aged data driven by a policy to a cheaper secondary-storage layer with zero impact on user access, users enjoy seamless access to data using stubs.
Organisations may retain unstructured data for longer periods of time for varying reasons either due to compliance and regulation or due to business needs. Retaining data requires more storage which translates to higher storage costs. It Is estimated some organisations are spending as much as 50% of their budget on storage alone, Storage management is therefore a key requirement to keep costs low and to ensure efficient storage and DR processes.
ShareArchiver is a holistic storage and data management solution, the solution allows Storage administrators to define archive policies, which move data needed for long term retention to long term cheaper storage, multiple storage end points may be defined for data with different business value, e.g. important data may be moved to T2, while less critical files may be moved to T3 storage layer. Archived data is replaced with a place holder file aka “stub file” behind for seamless end user access.
How it works
ShareArchiver offers an integrated Analytical engine, which helps with understanding data incredibly easy – first you may analyze data to get a thorough understanding of type and age of data on your file servers. this step is also known as “Data Visualization” and it allows you to clearly understand the data and give you a visual representation of the data.
Following the analysis phase, you can now make informed decision and define effective policies to filter and move target data to a central repository, where any storage e.g. NAS/SAS or otherwise cheaper storage may be utilized for archive storage purposes.
Once policies are created, you can start defining archiving processes or simply schedule archiving process to run at designated times. Data that is archived and moved, is replaced with a placeholder file called a stubs file which looks and feels like the original file and on accessing the stub, the file is opened seamlessly to the user.
The main challenge facing organisations today with the growth of unstructured data, is an effective data and storage management strategy, there is a requirement to ensure continuous data access for users, cost effective storage usage and an efficient DR strategy, while at the same time lowering costs. These challenges are all underpinned by data and how its is managed. The main benefit of archiving using ShareArchiver is to streamline data, utilize a better DR strategy and reduce overall storage on your file servers, which gives the following main benefits.
- Lowers storage costs, using inline de-duplication technology
- Shorten backup and restore time
- Better Server performance
- Compliance and Security
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