Reclaim capacity and avoid your next upgrade
User shares have become bloated and clogged with massive amounts of data that no longer has value and can become a liability. Ex-employee data, aged content, personal multimedia files such as movie videos and vacation photos, and redundant data that has long outlived its usefulness is commonplace on these servers. Constant capacity upgrades and management of this data is growing budget item. Profiling this data, understanding what it is, and putting a disposition plan to migrate, tier or even purge it is cost effective and has become best practices for today’s data center.
Catalyst profiles user share data and delivers dynamic reports on the content. Scaling from small departmental servers to even the largest enterprise class environments that measure data in petabytes, Catalyst is a high-speed indexing, search, reporting and classification engine that delivers unprecedented view into corporate data assets. Integration with Active Directory allows data to be classified by department as well as active vs. inactive users. Once data is classified Catalyst has built in disposition which includes migration, archiving, deleting and more.
Organizations need to understand what data exists and determine if it is in the right place. Without detailed knowledge data centers will continue to become bloated with unmanaged user content that is resulting in unnecessary expense and management. Catalyst provides the knowledge needed in order to make the right decisions about the content, including:
- Migrating aged data to cheaper cloud storage.
- Securing sensitive content that contains PII.
- Archiving data of value.
- Managing redundant and abandoned data.
- Purging personal user data including pictures and videos.