With the explosion of the internet, business models have undergone a dramatic change. Number of applications that can leverage new technologies have spiraled and the data generated, processed and maintained by these applications has gone along the exponential curve. As businesses have become more and more information centric, fundamental changes are demanded in the ways in which we store, manage and protect data. These demands can be met comprehensively by deploying an enterprise wide storage and information management strategy. Such an all pervasive strategy would deliver control over the information, control over cost of managing data explosion, lay the foundation of a sound availability strategy, increase utilization levels, increase performance, enable SLA based chargebacks and ensure information
We, at SKY 7 deliver comprehensive Storage Consolidation Solutions based on technologies from EMC, HP, Sun and Symantec. Our solution delivery cycle encompasses a complete file system audit, information storage survey and reporting, growth pattern and trend establishment, data classification and tiering, sizing of the storage hardware and software, component selection, implementation of compliance related policies, integration of the entire solution and post implementation SLA based support.
Case Study :
A leading telecom company had major challenges in managing their storage growth and backup. Data was growing at an uncontrollable pace. Number of users were growing on practically a daily basis. The cost of storage had already overshot the budget. When we were entrusted the job of creating an efficient storage infrastructure, we ripped off the entire data stack by first classifying the data into tiered structure according to the business value as well as response time considerations, conducting a file system audit and running a backup advisory tool. We introduced a new storage strategy by storing only the most current and business critical data on a new high performance storage and moving the mediocre data on the older low performance storage. We then implemented an archival solution to move the older data on to tapes. The result was that
- the growing cost of storage was immediately reigned in.
- the response time to applications increased instantly by almost 30%.
- The backup window shrunk to less than 30% of the original
- Nothing in the existing infrastructure had to be scrapped which meant investment
- Protection for the customer