Automate Storage Administration
Take storage administration tasks off IT's plate.
Typical file storage administration tasks are highly manual, redundant and low-value. Furthermore, they can be prone to errors, as mundane, repetitive tasks tend to be.
User storage administration tasks include provisioning and de-provisioning of users' storage, managing quotas, making changes to storage resources to match user changes, setting up and adding members to groups, cleaning up "orphaned" folders, archiving and deleting. This doesn't even take into account backup procedures and hardware maintenance. Industry benchmark studies show that each manual task takes an average of 30 minutes of an administrator's time. In a 4,000-person organization, this could equal 2,000 man-hours of effort—roughly equivalent to a full-time administrator. Surely there are better ways to allocate resources!
Novell File Management Suite manages a comprehensive set of storage management tasks automatically, once the customized policies are assigned. Users are supplied with storage based on their role in the organization, where they work and, most importantly, what they are authorized to access. When users change roles, move or leave the organization, File Management Suite can automatically update those storage resources. It can also handle all file storage events, including moving, grooming, de-provisioning, archiving and deleting.
By eliminating tedious tasks that consume resources that can be used better elsewhere, the business benefit is a quick return on investment in administration costs alone.
- Help Your IT Staff Work More Efficiently The School District of Escambia County used Novell for identity-based management of its desktops and reduced user administration time by 75%. Success Story
- Delivering Value Through Simplicity These resources show how Novell File Management Suite can reduce the cost and complexity of network storage. Video