It’s The Data That Matters
In 2009, amid the "Great Recession," the amount of digital information grew 62% over 2008 to 800 billion gigabytes (IDC).
The average organisation has over 5,000GB of corporate data that needs to be stored, archived, protected, retrieved and ultimately deleted. And it is up to the IT department to make sure this happens effectively.
When as much as 20% of corporate data is duplicated, it’s clear that a strategy of simply adding storage capacity won’t help you to be cost effective, efficient or compliant.
So if all data isn’t created equal, where do you start?
Dimension Data recommends getting an understanding of your current environment by profiling your unstructured data, understanding the associated storage need and capacity and embarking on a deduplication strategy that takes into account future growth.
Data Profiler Assessment – This non-intrusive assessment service will profile and categorise existing data and provide you with recommendations on how to put you back in control of how you manage and utilise your storage infrastructure – based on what is best of your business data.
If you need a broader view of your storage environment, start with a Storage Assessment. This assessment will help you understand how to reduce the time and effort required to manage your storage environment while ensuring compliance, reducing risk and improving service delivery to the business.