Four Pillars of Data Management

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Exponential data growth, rising storage costs, complex cloud migrations and stringent regulations are compelling organizations today to find efficient and economical ways to retool themselves for the digital world. IT staff face daily questions about whether their data is protected appropriately, whether it can or should be deleted and whether they’re missing lower cost storage opportunities.

The first step in managing data is to better understand it. Veritas makes it easier and less expensive for enterprises to modernize all aspects of data management—whether on-premises or in the cloud—by introducing an all-round data management approach.

The four key pillars of data management are as below:

Data Protection

Wannacry was the biggest ransomware attack of 2017 affecting more than 300,000 organizations globally. Ransomware is a huge threat to any organization and its operations if preventive measurements are not put in place. Enterprise IT organizations need a reliable solution to protect their mission-critical data, legacy and next-generation workloads.

The solution should assist them to scale gracefully to petabyte levels and offer a simple, selfservice experience that any administrator can use to protect and recover their own data.

Digital Governance

Defensibly deleting data requires classification and so many organizations typically just keep the data forever.  Digital discovery takes time and is costly. Digital compliance is complicated by the move to the cloud—even more repositories to manage with yet more tools. Veritas GDPR framework is a whole offer focused on the following steps: Locate, Search, Minimize, Protect, Monitor.

Cloud Adoption & Migration

Shifting a workload to the cloud is shifting the resource, not the responsibility. A strong data portability/migration solution helps prevent hardware and cloud-vendor lock-in.

If you look at migration orchestration – today’s workloads are complex. We help migrate entire business services with pre-migration testing – verify works before going live and Failback support in case these don’t go as expected. The same tool that we offer for migration and failback also protects you from cloud vendor lock in – you can migrate your workloads between clouds.

Reducing Storage Growth and Costs

We help organizations know what they have, where it is, who has access to it, and how long it should be kept. Veritas research is shining light on the effectives of data hoarding practices bring. The key highlights from our research were the following:

• 41% of unstructured data is at least 3 years old
• 33% is Redundant, Obsolete, or Trivial (ROT)
• 52% is Dark Data

We help customers visualize their data so that they can make business decisions to reduce cost (tiering / deleting), save time (policy-based automation), and risk (understanding what is where and who has access). Software Defined Storage (SDS) allows flexibility and leveraging of existing storage investments, utilizing commodity hardware.

Veritas helps turn your data challenge into comprehensive information management for your business and provides a 360-degree view of data management through solutions for Data Visibility, Data Protection, Data Portability, Storage Optimization, Business Continuity and Digital Compliance.

Article Written By Mansoor Ibrahim, Distribution Success Manager at Veritas Middle East

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