I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday, and I’m looking forward to an exciting and prosperous new year. I’d like to take this opportunity to summarize the topics I’ve been covering in this series of data reduction blogs, and give new readers links to the specific topics that you might be interested in.
Please ask yourself these questions:
- Am I experiencing a tidal wave of data that is making it difficult to meet my backup windows and adequately protect all data? Are there increasing service level requirements and corporate governance mandates? Do I need to manage more data for longer periods of time with flat or shrinking budgets? Chapter 1 and Chapter 2
- Am I creating large amounts of duplicate data by performing periodic full backups? Chapter 3
- Do I know what data I have, where it is, and whether I need to keep it? Do I have pools of orphan, temporary or non-business data taking up valuable space? Chapter 4
- Can I automatically migrate older, less-frequently accessed data to secondary tiers of storage to help reduce the overall costs of capacity and the amount of active data that I have to manage? Chapter 5
- Am I taking advantage of cost-effective archiving technologies, again to reduce primary storage requirements and help meet information retention mandates? Chapter 6
- How can data deduplication solutions help to reduce my data storage footprint? Which deduplication approach is right for me? Chapter 7 and Chapter 8
Through this series, we’ve shown that IBM is the only vendor with a comprehensive set of data reduction solutions that can be applied at multiple points throughout the data creation and management lifecycle. IBM’s broad portfolio of data reduction solutions gives us the freedom to solve your data storage and management issues with the most effective technology for your particular situation. And IBM is continuing to invest in research and development to further develop and deliver the advanced features our customers are requesting.
To learn more, please download my new Data Reduction whitepaper, view the on-demand webcast with Nick Allen, or visit the Data Reduction solution site.
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