Get in control of data storage
Understanding, managing and securing unstructured data on enterprise storage systems whilst finding ways to reduce your operational and capital costs, can present significant challenges to organisations of every size.
The cloud is your opportunity to do storage differently.
With HubStor for Azure, in addition to getting a flexible, pay-as-you-go storage platform, you have access to a new, powerful storage management layer that delivers:
- Policy-based retention management
- Policy-based storage tiering
- Powerful eDiscovery
- Tiered storage economics
- Continuous data protection
- Tight security & compliance features
- PII identification
Our Microsoft experts deliver a range of workshop subjects designed help you profile your on-premises data storage, get your storage in order, and understand the options open to you for managing storage in the cloud.
Data Governance Best Practice
SharePoint Site Clean Up
File & Email Migration
Azure Storage Tier Optimisation
Azure Chargeback Management
Identity & Access Mgt
Define your strategy
Working with the key data stakeholders within your company (including your assigned GDPR Data Protection Officer) we can help you formulate a management strategy for your on-premises and cloud storage.
Profile your storage
Start auditing your storage in line with your strategy: analyse ‘dark data’, including stale data on file shares and SharePoint. Identify what can be defensibly deleted, and understand the best options for future storage, management and protection.
Shrink your storage costs
Migrate and delete data accordingly and start seeing cost savings.
Reporting and monitoring throughout the process will give you peace of mind that everything is going to plan.
Shrink Your Storage Costs With HubStor.
Microsoft Azure storage offers three storage tiers that can be used according to the data you need to store:
- The Azure hot storage tier is optimised for storing active data that is accessed frequently.
- The Azure cool storage tier is best for storing inactive data that is infrequently accessed and stored for at least six months.
- The new Azure archive storage tier is best for storing cold data that is rarely accessed and possibly stored for years.
The challenge lies in how to take the best advantage of these tiers, both initially as you upload your data, and over time, as your data usage patterns change over time.
By introducing HubStor for Azure into your storage infrastructure, you can automatically and seamlessly manage your storage using the most appropriate tiers according to the data being stored.
- Very inactive!
Best of breed solutions.
We can put you in control of your storage, both on-premises and the cloud.
Perform a full inventory of your storage: identify stale data, sensitive data (e.g. PI) or regulated information.
Understand how best to profile your data:
- How many data classifications you need?
- How frequently each will be accessed?
- How long will you need to keep the information in each?
Reports and audits give storage and infrastructure administrators the capabilities they need to start deleting, migrating and managing the lifecycle of their data in hybrid cloud environments.
We can help you take full advantage of tiered storage on Microsoft Azure to dramatically reduce your ongoing storage costs.