Controlling the Chaos
Novell File Management Suite
by Ken Baker, Novell Connection Magazine - January 2010
Here's an excerpt:
Whether it's from work habits, the proliferation of rich media content, or data retention regulations, unstructured file-based data represents the fastest growing data type. Since most of today’s data management tools operate at the block and volume level, businesses often have no intelligent way of keeping this exponential file growth under control. This results in file system chaos as their unstructured data consumes more and more of their valuable storage resources.
Now available for Windows environments through Novell File Management Suite, Novell Dynamic File Services dynamically allocates and optimizes storage resources based on actual data usage in a manner that can result in significant savings.
Many organizations deal with the proliferation of user data by simply purchasing more storage every year. Even though buying disk storage can be relatively inexpensive, managing it isn’t. Storage management can be an expensive drain on an organization’s budget since it often relies on manual, redundant processes that divert IT time and money from more strategic projects. Increased storage requirements also have a significant impact on power, cooling and space requirements in the data center.
To address these challenges and help you turn the chaos of your file systems into organized efficiency Novell has released Novell File Management Suite, a storage solution bundle that delivers intelligent storage and data management at the file level. This bundle enables you to better track the growth of storage, allocate and manage storage based on identity, and save money in the administration and procurement of storage resources.
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