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Archiving with HP StoreAll Storage: An answer to rampant unstructured data growth

By Stephen Bacon, Senior Manager, File and Object Storage Product Management and Marketing, HP Storage

 

Row_1_StoreAll_Fam_High_Density_28220x160_29_tcm245_1726402_tcm245_1611928_tcm245-1726402.jpgA frequently cited challenge by large organizations is the rampant growth of unstructured data. In the past, a common response has been to simply throw more primary storage at the problem. However, that’s usually a temporary bandage at best and wholly ineffectual at worst.

Why archiving instead
Archiving is an alternative response (and one that I strongly recommend for every large organization). Archiving enables you to get your arms around rampant unstructured data growth. However, it does much more than just that. It can enable you to increase overall data center economics and efficiency by offloading primary storage and easing pressure on your backup windows. It can also improve your data governance and risk management. Having the right archiving target is key to how much benefit you will realize. I believe that general purpose storage is the wrong target for storing archive data within a large organization. Instead, I believe that purpose-built archive storage is the right target. That is where HP StoreAll Storage comes in. Here's how and why - including the details on new enhancements.

Data retention with HP StoreEasy and iTernity iCAS

You ever have a long to-do list and not getting to something on it?  My wife has lots of experience with me on this!  Today I have a ChalkTalk that has been on my to-do list to talk about for 18 months.  I met the guys at our partner iTernity at HP DIscover in Vienna which would have been December 2011.  I got a look at what they were doing and knew it was a great solution for data retention and archiving and that I wanted to talk about it on ATSB. 

 

I had it as a goal to do something with them at the three HP Discovers since (two in Las Vegas and one in Frankfurt) but I got so busy with our bloggers that I didn't have time.  I at least stopped by their booth at Discover this past June and got a demo of iCAS, their software that integrates with our HP Storage portfolio. 

 

Today I have a ChalkTalk focused on the solution we have with iTernity iCAS and HP StoreEasy.  I think the ChalkTalk tells the story so check it out.

Labels: archiving| StoreEasy

Two webcasts with Enterprise Strategy Group

Well, shame on me for waiting until now but I want to alert you to a webcast tomorrow (January 29) at 1 PM ET.  I'm looking forward to this even though I had nothing to do with it.   UPDATED: The webinar happened today and I'm told there will be a replay link by tomorrow so please check it out.

 

Mark Peters is a Sr Analyst with ESG and my former boss (now my boss' boss) Craig Nunes are going to talk about the future of storage.  I've had the pleasure of spending some time with Mark and enjoyed a wonderful curry dinner in downtown London with him a couple of years ago that was the best Indian food I've ever had. 

 

Here's a link to register for the webcast tomorrow. 

HP TechCast.jpgNext week, I'll host another HP TechCast on February 7th at 1 PM ET with my co-host @Geekazine Jeffery Powers.  Our topic will be the changing nature of backup and archiving.   Out special guest will be ESG Sr. Analyst (and data protection expert) Jason Buffington.   For our webcast, I have a calendar item you can download.  Be sure to join us!

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