Enabling Effective Data Management in Your Organization
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?
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.
Use cases for data protection include:
- Data Backup
- Data Restoration
- Disaster Recovery
- Reporting & Analytics
- Patch Management Testing
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.
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.
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.
Thanks for reading and take care.