IT managers are confronted with a daunting challenge today as they struggle to keep up with increasing data requirements and users’ demands for quick access to all of the data within their organizations. As they examine the costs associated with increasing data growth demands, they quickly discover that more than 80 percent of data on primary storage is unstructured and never changes or changes infrequently. This data can be moved easily and transparently to a more cost-effective archive storage platform.
There is no shortage of vendor solutions that try to address this challenge. When considering the various solutions, IT managers should assess how each of the solutions will:
Consolidate secondary storage tiers
Reduce the amount of storage and solutions required
Improve compliance conformance
Increase data security
Deliver primary storage performance
With the Nexsan Assureon Archive Solution from Imation, data can be moved one time and recalled as needed. The original disk essentially becomes a cache for fixed content, which enables the reclaiming of upwards of 80 percent of existing disk space.
The implementation of an Assureon Archive Solution enables IT managers to reduce the size of their backups and the time required for their backups. It enables the elimination of two to three storage tiers while retaining performance. Primary storage growth can also be eliminated while retaining full access to all of the data with an Assureon Archive Solution.
The white paper “No More Tiers, Assureon, Redefines what Archive Means” provides considerable detail about the Assureon Archive Solution and how IT managers can use it to consolidate storage tiers, guarantee data protection, simplify storage management and lower storage costs.