Optimizing Your Storage: Bringing Benefits to ROI and File Security

tools-to-optimize-storage-blog-main-646x300There’s one simple question you should always ask when reviewing your IT infrastructure: “What can I do differently to add value to my organization?” There are many ways to make things better, but one of the easiest places to start is to optimize your current storage.

Storage optimization is the process of moving data to the most efficient and cost-effective storage system appropriate for the data. To do this successfully, there are a couple of steps to take. First and foremost, you need to identify what data you’ll be moving around. Second, you need to make sure that moving around your data won’t interrupt ongoing operations.

Imation has developed solutions to assist with this process. First, Imation’s Secure Data Discovery tool helps organizations identify their high-value data by analyzing file types and use frequency. It then provides reports about the data’s characteristics and the organization’s data growth trends, so organizations can understand where their data is headed.

The second Imation tool is the Nexsan Assureon secure archive storage solution, which integrates these insights and manages data relocation. Assureon automates this process and archives data without interrupting business operations. During optimization, infrequently accessed files are removed from primary storage, which frees up space for frequently accessed files. This increases system performance and in turn minimizes operating costs. Once in an Assureon archive, data does not need to be repeatedly backed up as part of other backup protocol—your file integrity is guaranteed as part of Assureon’s protection. This dramatically reduces backup times and eliminates even more costs.

By using Secure Data Discovery and Assureon, you can easily revamp your storage infrastructure to run faster, cheaper and more reliably. To learn more on how to maximize file protection and storage ROI, see this latest article in our knowledge center.