Dealing with Data Capacity Challenges …

With today’s explosive growth in data, storage capacity planning is a tough challenge for IT organizations. True data capacity planning means being able to look into the future and estimate future IT needs and efficiently plan where data is stored and how it is managed based on the SLA of the data. Not only must you meet the future business needs of fast-growing data, you must also stay within the organization’s tight IT budgets. And, as organizations are looking to reduce operational costs with the cloud, deciding what data can move to the cloud, and how to leverage the cloud without disrupting existing file-based users and applications becomes critical.

Data storage never shrinks, it just relentlessly gets bigger. Regardless of industry, organization size, or “software-defined” ecosystem, it is a constant stress-inducing challenge to stay ahead of the storage consumption rate. That challenge is not made any easier considering that typically organizations waste a staggering amount of data storage capacity, much of which can be attributed to improper capacity management.

Growing data footprint does not just increase storage costs, but it has an even bigger impact on the cost of managing data – since the data is often replicated, has backups and snapshots that result in three to sometimes six more copies of data that need to be stored and managed. Eliminating inactive or cold data from the actively managed footprint not only reduces primary storage costs, but it also eliminates the need for these extra copies of unmodified untouched data.

Komprise enables you to intelligently plan storage capacity, offset additional purchase of expensive storage, and extend the life of your existing storage by providing visibility across your storage with key analytics on how data is growing and being used, and interactive what-if analysis on the ROI of using different data management objectives. Komprise moves data based on your objectives to secondary storage, object or cloud, of your choice while providing a file gateway for users and applications to transparently access the data exactly as before.

With Komprise, it’s possible to keep your existing investments in storage active, allow for capacity increases, and find and solve problems with storage and application performance, all while gathering data to plan for new growth without surprises. To keep your storage environment running at peak!

Komprise gives IT leaders a new weapon in their arsenal to make data decisions.

Vice-President,Gartner