Komprise Intelligent Data Management Fall 2017 Release Streamlines Hybrid Cloud Data Lifecycle using Analytics

The new Fall 2017 release extends Komprise leadership in analytics-driven data management software to now include ongoing data lifecycle management across cloud storage tiers to maximize cost savings while retaining data value

Las Vegas, NV – October 2, 2017 — Komprisethe industry-leader in intelligent data management, announced today at NetApp Insight 2017 the general availability of the Fall 2017 release of its flagship software, Komprise Intelligent Data Management. This release further extends the leadership Komprise has established in using data analytics and data insights to efficiently archive, replicate and manage data across clouds by adding new ongoing data lifecycle management capabilities that completely free data from storage lifecycle and enable it to be moved optimally across classes of on premise and cloud storage without disrupting user or application access.

As data footprint continues to grow exponentially while IT budgets remain flat, IT leaders require new ways to manage data efficiently without compromising user access or losing the value of data.  Komprise is the first and leading provider of analytics-driven data management software. Komprise analyzes and indexes metadata in a scale-out adaptive architecture to provide insights into data across any NAS, NFS, SMB/CIFS and Cloud/REST/S3 storage leveraging those insights to efficiently automate data archive, replication and management.  It helps businesses understand the value of their data, identify hot and cold data no matter where it sits and transparently automates active archive, replication and data management strategies to reduce over 70% of costs without losing access or data value.

Komprise is intelligent data management software that scales out and works across storage without any agents, stubs, dedicated infrastructure, or changes to the hot data or control path; this  enables a sustainable approach to manage the growing onslaught of data with a radically simple to operate solution that require no changes to existing storage, processes, users or infrastructure.

New Cross-Cloud Data Lifecycle Management and Analytics Capabilities

Komprise has grown rapidly since the launch of its first release last year, and Komprise customers today manage petabytes of data on Komprise.

Based on customer demand, Komprise is releasing a new version that build upon the core platform additional data lifecycle management and deep analytics capabilities to help businesses cut costs and optimize data retention:

  • Ongoing Data Lifecycle Management: As data footprint continues to expand, both on premise and cloud storage providers are responding with hot, cool and cold classes of storage that offer vastly different levels of price and performance. Komprise enables businesses to leverage these different classes of storage across different vendors and clouds by providing new data lifecycle management capabilities that not only enable initial movement of data to a target but also ongoing lifecycle management across storage. For instance, customers can now move cold data from any on premise NAS storage to a cloud such as Amazon Web Services S3 or Google Nearline and after the data gets colder due to inactivity, move it to a less expensive tier such as AWS S3 IA or Glacier or Google Coldline.  Customers can define ongoing data lifecycle management policies in Komprise that dictate this movement.  All the moved data continues to be accessible exactly as before from the source regardless of the storage it sits on.
  • Data Confinement: While most data continues to remain valuable to an organization, sometimes data outlives its purpose or retention period and needs to either be no longer accessible to users or even entirely deleted.  As an example, many organizations are looking at ways to comply with the new GDPR regulations in Europe.   Historically, identifying such data and validating that it is indeed obsolete and no one is using it any longer has not been easy.  Komprise now provides a capability where businesses can identify such data and based on customer-defined policies, Komprise moves that data to a confined location outside the user and application namespace.  IT can validate that users and applications no longer require the data before taking further action on it such as deleting it.
  • Deep Analytics Beta: Komprise analyzes data across storage and indexes metadata no matter where the data sits.  Businesses can now leverage the full power of this information and perform deep analytics on metadata to get various insights into how data is being used.  For instance, businesses can identify “zombie data” – data that belongs to users no longer in the company but still consuming expensive resources, using Komprise deep analytics.  Komprise efficiently manages metadata without central databases or in-memory resources that create single points of failure and cause scalability issues.  Instead, the Komprise Grid is a patent-pending distributed fault-tolerant scale-out architecture that indexes and analyzes data across storage and efficiently provides analytics into metadata without any central bottlenecks or in-memory databases.
  • Support for NetApp ONTAP 9: Komprise now supports NetApp ONTAP 9 in addition to NetApp ONTAP 8, NetApp ONTAP 8/7 Mode, and NetApp ONTAP 7.

Komprise Intelligent Data Management 2.6 is available now and it is priced to deliver instant savings on every terabyte you manage.  Komprise pricing is based on the amount of data managed, and for $0.007/GB/month, you get the ability to analyze your data, manage and move it by policy, and replicate/copy it.  For more information and a complimentary assessment of your data, visit Komprise.


“Our customers today use Komprise for a variety of data management needs – to plan capacity and understand data with unprecedented visibility across their storage, to archive and cut costs by transparently extending existing storage to the cloud, and to replicate data to lower cost storage reducing operational backup and DR costs.  As the usage of Komprise grows, customers are looking for additional capabilities that increase the variety of data management use cases we can address and Komprise Intelligent Data Management 2.6 is in response to these needs,” said Krishna Subramanian, COO Komprise.

“Komprise provides valuable insights into data across our storage that we previously lacked – such as how data is being used by our different departments, what data is cold and can be managed more efficiently, and Komprise has enabled us to optimize our data across storage regardless of vendor or cloud. The new features in Komprise Data Management 2.6 extend the usability of Komprise as an all-in-one data management solution for our needs by providing deeper insight and ongoing lifecycle management capabilities independent of storage,” says David Kimball, Director of IT at LJA Engineering & Surveying, Inc.

About Komprise

Komprise, the industry-leader in intelligent data management across clouds, empowers businesses to efficiently manage today’s massive scale of data growth while unlocking its value. The Komprise mission is to radically simplify data management through intelligent automation. Komprise partners include NetApp, EMC, Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, and Azure.  Komprise is used by enterprises to intelligently manage data at scale.   For more information, visit Komprise.


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