Information Lifecycle Management

Not all data are created equal

Maximize your returns by managing your information based on its value to the organization

Today’s IT organizations must manage ever increasing amounts of information, and more data leads to more infrastructure demands, slower performance, and longer backup cycles. Moreover, employees spend more time looking for information or struggle with finding the latest and most accurate versions of documents. The emergence of big data has dramatically exacerbated these challenges.

Essextec’s business analytics and data experts can help, by designing and implementing best-in-class information lifecycle management strategy, tools, and processes. Information lifecycle management (ILM) is the strategic understanding that the value of information changes over time. Data that is critical today may be completely irrelevant in a month’s time. So why should it be treated in the same manner?

Essextec will help you manage your business information throughout its lifecycle – across different application systems, databases, and storage media – according to its current value. The entire lifecycle is accommodated, and management tools are adapted to the actual value of the data. It is the ultimate alignment of business needs and IT resources.

A sound Information Lifecycle Management Strategy can:

  • Reduce Costs – You can lower infrastructure and capital costs by optimizing the storage environment, including the timely and appropriate application of low cost media and transfers to archive. Future demands on storage space are controlled and reduced, and you also relieve the strain on your backup infrastructure.
  • Reduce Risks – By reducing the overall load on your systems, you can reduce application down time, minimize service and performance disruptions, and more easily meet regulatory data retention requirements. This leads to improved risk management, as well as the ability to implement future compliance demands quickly and flexibly.
  • Enhance Agility – The improved usage of existing information reduces process cycles and increases employee efficiency. The integration of appropriate content management systems aids users in the search for, and maintenance of, the most relevant and up-to-date information.

Our team brings broad-based expertise to many related areas, such as storage architecture, backup concepts, archiving, and Enterprise Content Management (ECM), to help you optimize your entire information lifecycle effort. To learn more, we recommend a Data Center and Cloud Strategy Assessment.

Optimizing your storage infrastructure for the entire lifecycle

The volume and velocity of business data is growing at an accelerated rate. At the same time, data availability and response time expectations continue to rise. The demands on data centers have never been greater.

While we may not be able to control how fast your data is growing, we can help you simplify and optimize your storage infrastructure for greater efficiency, faster recovery, and reduced storage costs. We have a wealth of experience in virtualization, replication, compression, deduplication, and copy management. Using these technologies, we can help you eliminate up to 90% of redundant data, condense your storage footprint, and simplify storage management.

To learn more, see our Dynamic Infrastructure solutions.

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