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Reducing Storage Costs and Improving Efficiency During Tough Economic Times


  • 1. Reducing Storage Costs and Improving April 6-9, 2009 Rosen Shingle Creek Resort Orlando, Florida Efficiency During Tough Economic Times Eric Herzog Vice President, Marketing and Sales Tarmin Technologies
  • 2. The Problem: Incredible Data Growth Unmanaged SAP Data Oracle Structured April 6-9, 2009 Billions and Siebel Rosen Shingle (database apps) ERP billions of files Creek Resort CRM Orlando, Florida TBs to PBs to Financials Invoices EBs of storage Custom CAD files Seismic files Hundreds of file Engineering formats docs Checks Capacity needs Audio & Video growing >50% X-rays per year Manual Marketing docs Impact User Home Directories Tremendous Disk based Backups Reference Data Archives cost burden Email .pst & Attachments Unstructured and IT operational Compliance Archives Semi structured Proposals & Forms inefficiency (files and emails) Contracts Corporate risk Database dumps Price Quotes
  • 3. Yet, Budgets are Tight Recession puts Predictions: IT knife to April 6-9, 2009 Spending Slashed Rosen Shingle December 2008 IT budgets Creek Resort March 2009 Orlando, Florida IT budget 09: US IT Spending down Jobs Fall January 2009 January 2009 Storage budgets Economic Downturn shrink as Hits Storage capacity grows Spending January 2009 December 2008
  • 4. The Solution: Active Archival Optimizes storage OPEX and CAPEX Reduces cost per TB and delivers real storage TCO April 6-9, 2009 Grid-based active archives scale to PBs of low cost Rosen Shingle Creek Resort storage and compute resources Orlando, Florida Pay as you grow solution spreads cost over many quarters or years Use of low cost, heterogeneous server and storage platforms Low cost secondary storage saves 4X 7X per TB than high storage performance storage (depending upon vendor) Eliminates vendor lock-in and allows over-time vendor selection flexibility Provides the ability to always access data securely Cuts the cost of data access Delivers the ability to recover critical content Data and content for conducting business is always available Identity-centric systems combined with encryption deliver better security than primary at a lower cost
  • 5. The Solution: Active Archival Reduces the cost of business risk Constant availability April 6-9, 2009 Compliance, regulatory, and governance coverage Rosen Shingle Creek Resort Orlando, Florida Easy search and e-discovery Automated policy-based design Policy automated storage functionality reduces manpower needs Provides a Greener overall storage environment Reduced cooling and power requirements of secondary storage lowers costs AND carbon footprint Reduces backup costs, shortens backup windows, and improves storage and server performance
  • 6. Typical Active Archival Solution Production Active Archive Solution Hosts Windows, Linux, HP-UX, Grid-based server, software command AIX, Solaris, Virtual Servers layer, and metadata management April 6-9, 2009 IP LAN/WAN Rosen Shingle Creek Resort Orlando, Florida Primary Storage Storage Virtual Pool: Vendor agnostic SAN, DAS, NAS low cost secondary storage SAN, NAS, iSCSI, and DAS Support existing production environments Multiple OS Support: Windows, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, and Virtual Servers Automatic migration from high cost primary storage to low cost secondary storage Heterogeneous storage support and storage footprint reduction Automated policy-based storage management Security and encryption Indexing, search and e-discovery Compliance, data retention, data disposition, and audit management Highly scalable and highly fault tolerant grid-based design
  • 7. Best Practice #1: Analyze Business Requirements OPEX and CAPEX true measure of storage TCO Cost per TB is only the tip of iceberg PBs are here! April 6-9, 2009 Rosen Shingle Assess unstructured content strategy: Creek Resort Orlando, Florida The ability to recover critical content Providing the data and content for conducting business Determine compliance needs and the litigation risk Distinguish between what is mandated and required by: Government requirements Corporate policy Business efficiency Organizations must proactively determine balance between legal, compliance, and user needs
  • 8. Best Practices #2 Consolidate Content/Platforms through Archiving E-Mail Report (Print Stream) Archiving Archives April 6-9, 2009 Rosen Shingle Creek Resort Orlando, Florida Rich ERP Media Content Systems Archiving Files Imaging SharePoint Archiving Active Content Active Archive
  • 9. Best Practice #3: What

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