When data volumes erode your storage budgets, despair does not solve your problem. It is time to actively narrow the data affordability gap and find storage solutions that are optimized and cost effective.
Vendors, who have the pulse of the market, power their products with software solutions that focus attention on projected storage capacity needs and affordability. They recognize the fact that IT must work smarter and use intelligent storage optimization techniques to ensure that the gap does not widen. On the one hand, they provide their clients with tools that assist them with data identification, optimization, categorization and retirement. On the other hand, they enforce technologies for primary de-duplication of storage to save on disk space. The compounding effect of the above technologies result in reduced data size at the backup and archive levels and foster significant cost savings for the enterprise.
Asigra’s LAN Storage discovery tool is an example of a pre-sales cloud efficiency tool. The tool helps IT Administrators discover the type and volume of data that is available with the organization at the point when a cloud backup decision has been taken. The tool can be repeatedly implemented on data stores or within the operative environment for predictive accuracy. The integrated Backup Lifecycle Management (BLM) system places a premium on performance for mission critical information and creates optimized backup schedules accordingly.
The fine art of de-duplicating information is perfectly incorporated into the backup process with de-duplication happening at two separate levels. The first iteration is initiated at the client level with an aim to reduce backup windows and bandwidth requirements. The second level is a global deduplication process that eliminates common files on the DS-System, so that only one copy of the operating system or file needs to be stored for all clients on the system. This further reduces data sizes and results in narrowing the gap between affordability and data volumes.
Finally, the agentless architecture reduces the number of spindles, arrays and controller upgrades that are required to maintain the integrity of the system over a period of time. This translates into lower rack space requirements, fewer switches, ports and switch upgrades or smaller storage systems on the operations front.
In short, Asigra addresses the problems of the affordability gap and resolves it unequivocally to the satisfaction of its customers.