How Do I Analyze, Move, and Manage Data for Digital Transformation?
StorageX 8.0 delivers support for S3 compliant storage and comprehensive cloud file management from creation to archival — eliminating data silos and vendor lock-in.
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Thanks to Cuong Le, Senior Vice President and Shahan Akmeemana, CTO at Data Dynamics for taking me through StorageX 8.0. The solution is designed to empower enterprises to seamlessly analyze, move, manage, and modernize data assets from creation to archive for true business transformation. The new version of StorageX delivers support for S3 compliant storage and comprehensive file management from the data center to the cloud — eliminating data silos and vendor lock-in.
According to Gartner, the worldwide data volume is expected to grow by 59% year-over-year with a compound annual growth rate of more than 800% over the next five years. In addition, 80% of that growth will be from unstructured data.
“Businesses today rely on data as their primary asset but the underlying infrastructure management of the data continues to struggle with archaic and proprietary means of managing it,” says Piyush Mehta, CEO, Data Dynamics. “This makes it extremely challenging for enterprises to leverage the data where and when they want it while ensuring there is no security breach in accessing the data. With the StorageX 8.0 release, we are providing enterprises an ability to ‘Manage Your Data’ on-prem or within a hybrid cloud, using industry standards and in a secure manner.”
This latest release is the eighth generation of StorageX. The solution provides a holistic view of all data assets locked behind multiple storage silos. File management has become a strategic initiative for both IT and line of business owners to ensure business agility. StorageX serves as a central command center for this operation, enabling organizations to view and manage data — regardless of where it is stored. Using a standards-based approach, the platform removes barriers that exist across heterogeneous storage types giving enterprises the freedom to adapt quickly to changing business demands. StorageX provides insight into who is accessing the data and the ability to remove or change security permissions.
StorageX 8.0 new features include the following.
Analyze Data Across the Enterprise
StorageX delivers a single view of data across proprietary storage silos. Now, enterprises have a centralized view of all of their files, providing valuable insight to turn data into actionable business intelligence. StorageX 8.0 now includes a new analysis portal, custom tags, metadata support, and analysis to drive your business processes for new IBM Cloud Object Storage, NetApp StorageGRID, and S3-compliant object storage.
Move Data Across Storage Resources
StorageX minimizes file movement complexity, cost, and risk with a single file management platform for the simplified movement, transformation, and management of all data assets. StorageX operates across all storage technology types (NAS, File, DFS, and Object) using industry standards (NFS, SMB/CIFS, S3) for automated data and file migration. StorageX 8.0 also now includes a new retrieval portal to simplify end users’ ability to retrieve S3 archived data back into SMB file format. This allows for the fluid movement of data from file-to-object, or file-to-file for business agility.
Manage File Data to Quickly Power New Business Requirements
Simplifying the ability to effectively manage competing business requirements, StorageX provides a central command center to view, analyze, and take action across data assets from migration to file tiering to archival for business optimization and agility. Removing the barriers of proprietary storage types, StorageX allows for faster data movement and easier storage rationalization. Now, StorageX 8.0 also includes comprehensive management, with automated, policy-driven workflows, for S3-compliant object storage as well as an expanded list of object storage resources.
Modernize to Support a Changing Cloud Landscape
Unlocking data with open standards, StorageX gives users the freedom to choose their future storage and cloud direction, eliminating technology lock-in while supporting business transformation so organizations can respond to changing business demands more quickly. This data modernization is furthered in StorageX 8.0 with support for S3-compliant object storage, transforming files into native an S3 storage format, while providing for native S3 access to their files, as well as the ability to support DevOps projects with efficiency providing APIs for storage management automation and orchestration.
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