Includes storage manager, dynamic file services and file reporter
Novell has rolled out a new File Management Suite that provisions, moves, optimises and reports on file storage based on user roles and customised business policies.
The company said that the new suite enables organisations to manage file storage at its source, tying the file to the user for the entire data lifecycle. It helps them to plan for and deploy a storage infrastructure and execute on compliance and governance requirements.
According to Novell, the new suite provides automated reporting, provisioning, decommissioning, relocating, vaulting and tiering. It leverages identity, enabling organisation’s premium storage resources to be reserved for the data that is important to the business.
In addition, the new suite complements a business’ existing storage resource management suite such as EMC, HP, Hitachi, NetApp and others and interoperates across Linux and Windows platforms. The new suite includes storage manager, dynamic file services and file reporter products.
The storage manager automates user and file storage management tasks throughout the data’s lifecycle; the dynamic file services tiers files and folders based on customised policies; and file reporter allows inventories file systems to uncover storage chaos, enabling organisations to design file storage infrastructures based on identity-driven policies, Novell said.