How can you get a grip on your growing data glut?

Meet the challenge with File Analysis—Don’t just throw more network storage at the problem. With File Analysis, you can enforce efficient data management practices that address uncontrolled data growth rather than masking it.

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Micro Focus Products and File Analysis

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Discover what you’re storing, and determine its relevance

With organizations storing terabytes, petabytes, and even exabytes of data, determining the significance of this data becomes extremely challenging. Much of this content is “dark data,”—a classification of files that no one knows about and no one has accessed for a significant amount of time.

To address this exploding data growth, you need an enterprise File Analysis tool that reports on and analyzes all of your network-stored data., Such a solution provides information to help you decide which files to retain on primary storage, move to secondary storage, which files to archive, and justifiably delete.

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Identify security vulnerabilities to help you address compliance requirements.

In a security audit, you must be able to demonstrate that your network-stored data is secure and that only specific individuals have access permissions for sensitive files. Using Micro Focus File Analysis tools, you can determine the assigned Microsoft or Open Enterprise Server (OES) file system permissions for all folders and subfolders from a specified file system path.

Furthermore, you can determine the effective rights, or anyone that can access a particular network folder and how that access was obtained, as well as identify all network folders that a specific user can access—invaluable information for helping you address compliance requirements.

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Automate and enact network file system management tasks according to policies.

Just obtaining information about your data is not enough. You need the means of taking action on this insight according to policies that you set.

Using Micro Focus File Analysis tools, you establish policies that specify what files to retain, archive, and delete; what types of files to move (according to file type, when last accessed, etc.); where to migrate data; how to load balance data across servers; the specific access rights for user and group storage areas; and much more. These network file system management actions are performed either automatically through directory events, or enacted by a network administrator through a mouse click.

Is this really a problem?

Today’s business organizations are producing data at an incredible rate, a rate that is only increasing. And while network storage might be getting cheaper, buying more space to store all these generated files just a Band-Aid fix for a much larger problem.

A better approach is File Analysis, which helps you combat data hoarding. According to Gartner research, approximately 80% of the data companies store could have little or no value, and only 20% of storage is mission-critical.

Is this really a problem?