Enabling Effective Data Management in Your Organization
Backup is dead. It’s a brash statement we see and hear quite frequently in this day and age. Let me be clear Backup isn’t dead. It’s a necessity and a functional process that every organization should run to ensure they can recover data when needed. If you’re just running ‘traditional backup’ though there are many possibilities now with data protection and data management solutions that enable dynamic utilization of your previously stagnant backup data.
Data is everywhere, helping us manage our lives, entertaining us, keeping us safe and healthy, and feeding us – data touches every aspect of our lives. Any successful business today is a ‘data business’ – we hear phrases like ‘exponential data growth’ and ‘digital transformation’ all the time.
So, given the importance of data, it is key organizations enable effective data management to ensure your business has a competitive edge.
What is data management?
Data management is the practice of collecting, keeping, and using data securely and efficiently. The goal of data management is to enable organizations, people, and connected devices to make decisions and take actions that maximize the benefit to the organization. A well-defined and robust data management strategy is becoming more important than ever as organizations increasingly rely on data assets to create value.
A wide range of technologies, tools, and techniques can be employed as part of an organization’s data management process. Let’s take a look at some of the key underlying processes of effective data management and the use cases they can deliver.
Data Protection – Data protection is the process of safeguarding important information from corruption, compromise or loss.
Use cases for data protection include:
- Data Backup
- Data Restoration
- Disaster Recovery
- Reporting & Analytics
- Patch Management Testing
Catalogic’s DPX and vProtect software caters for these use cases with simple and flexible data protection software that addresses both legacy and modern workloads.
Data Reuse – Data reuse enables the creation, use, distribution, retention, and clean-up of copies of production data or “copy data”
Use cases for data reuse include:
- Automated snapshot management via SLAs
- Automated Test and Development
- Disaster Recovery
DPX and ECX software enable this functionality with instant recovery via DPX and software-defined copy data management with ECX.
Data Analytics – Data analytics is the process of examining data sets to conclude the information they contain
Use cases for data analytics include:
- Visibility of the data within your estate
- Visual insights via Visualization of all available metadata
- Analyze where savings can be made such as cold data being sat on expensive flash or SSD storage tiers
Both ECX and Data Analyzer help provide insight into customer data enabling more informed decision making and cost savings.
Data Security – Finally, Data Security is a set of standards and technologies that protect data from intentional or accidental destruction, modification, or disclosure.
Use cases for data security include:
- Ransomware Protection &
- User & Data Access Transparency
For our NetApp customers, we offer CryptoSpike, which protects vulnerable file systems from ransomware attacks enabling quick and rapid recovery of data.
So, backup isn’t dead. It should certainly be viewed as a part of your data management strategy. At Catalogic we recognize that all organizations are different, and data may need to be treated differently. That’s why we have a suite of data management tools that can address the specific needs of our clients.
Some data will require standard backup and long-term retention, whereas other data sets hold business value if used correctly. We look for the most cost-effective ways to manage data in the right way to maximize value.
At Catalogic Software, we are experts in intelligent data management with over 20 years’ experience helping our customers protect, reuse, analyze, secure and manage data, allowing them to be better at their business.
Here at Catalogic, ‘We take care of your data, so you can take care of business’
If you want to learn more about how Catalogic can enable effective data management in your organization, get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for reading and take care.