CommVault has announced a new content based retention solution that enables enterprises to only keep data that is important to the business.
This is said to avoid the costly approach to data management where everything is kept.
The new Simpana Reference Copy software integrates data management and content based retention in a bid to lower the cost, complexity and risk of storing business data.
This can help to reduce the long term storage costs and capacity needs by up to 70% when compared to traditional approaches to data retention.
When using the software, organisations can make sense of their content, streamline discovery to improve insight and make decisions about how they want to retain it, while whilst making cloud storage from providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Rackspace a practical reality.
Other solutions that focus on backup or force customers to archive irrelevant data, without compliance, evidentiary or other organisational value, increase overall costs and risk and inhibit cloud adoption. According to Gartner, 62% of organisations still do not utilise any specific tools to help them understand and to make decisions on the retention or management of their unstructured data.
Simpana Reference Copy addresses these emerging requirements by leveraging the intelligence and efficiency of Simpana ContentStore to collect, organise, index and classify data based on user defined policies. Once data is centralised in the ContentStore, CommVault's hardware agnostic virtual repository, Reference Copy provides automated, granular policies for tiering, retention and classification, that allows businesses to keep only the most relevant files and emails.
David West, senior VP, worldwide marketing and business development, CommVault commented on the new solution: "Storage costs today are out of control due to data growth, much of which is caused by legacy solutions and outdated 'keep everything' approaches to information management. The key to efficient data management and intelligent archiving is to eliminate irrelevant data, keeping only what you need to ensure information transparency, accountability and defensibility across the business. By leveraging Simpana Reference Copy and the ContentStore, users can not only ensure that data is classified, organised and retained in a secure way, but they can control and use Big Data for a competitive advantage and bring value to their organisations."