As technology growth continues to pick up speed, more and more business owners will likely find themselves overwhelmed by the thought of having to control their data. The decision to delete, move and expand a file system can be rightfully stressful. And if a company has the hope of expansion, they will likely see themselves suffering with the growing pains involved in having to keep track and store files in some sort of organized fashion.
For years, software companies have centered their marketing around “data growth,” and recently this need has become a reality. It’s no surprise that there is an outpouring of clients who are struggling to determine which category to drop their data into. What to keep and what to get rid of is a common question amongst longtime business leaders who have watched their companies expand and collect data along the way.
It’s not surprising that the ‘cloud first’ mentality has become a common theme in the computer world, as it allows businesses to get their hands on top-rated technology with little effort. Since 2013, several software companies have made it their mission to provide a seamless transition into a ‘cloud first’ way of working. DefendX is proud to be a part of this transition and their flexible options offer more than one way of securing and archiving unstructured data.
Over the past decade, the phrase ‘cloud first’ has become common language among those involved in business technology. The term has developed a definition all on its own and essentially refers to cloud-based technology as being a leader in the industry. It has established itself in conversations regarding IT projects in industries across the board and has most recently become a trend to look out for in 2021.
CHELMSFORD, Mass., Jan. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- DefendX Software, a worldwide leader in the management and control of unstructured file data exceeded revenue expectations with 20 percent growth in 2020 as the company released innovative new features focused on customer convenience. The DefendX growth was fueled by new clients and multiple-year contract renewals.
Hot cocoa, eggnog, pumpkin pie. Wood burning in the fireplace. It’s that time of year again: the days get shorter, the weather gets colder, and people all over are trying to figure out what to do with their end of year budget. It’s a time to look at new things, make yourself a wish list, and then, in the spirit of the holiday season, give yourself a break and get something that will make managing file storage quotas easier for you and your company.
If you’re like the average environment DefendX Software assesses, 60-90% of your unstructured file data is a candidate for archiving.
You’ve gotten into the habit of just adding more servers and hard drives when you see the capacity of each of the drives is approaching the magic 85% full mark. We know that early in our involvement with file data storage that was the extent of the analysis of the data backup system to determine when a new investment was needed. There wasn’t any practical intelligence available for what the current file types were in the environment, who were the culprits storing data by the gigabyte and why. The metrics just weren’t being collected and the analysis was done haphazardly and without performance parameters in mind. In short, we were flying blind, storing data that didn’t need to be stored, losing data when hard drives crashed from exceeding their safe capacity limits and always having to beg the CFO for money to add hardware to the storage infrastructure as unplanned expenditures. IT as a cost center took on the real meaning of being a money pit with no ROI to show for the effort.
If you're new to file archiving, you probably aren't familiar with the term "stub." A stub is a file that points to a file, similar to the concept of a shortcut on a desktop. Instead of pointing to an active file, a stub points to an archived file that has been moved to a new location.
We all know that unstructured file data is growing out of control and needs to be managed. But what is the best approach? It really comes down to understanding the numbers behind the file data so you can make the right decision for your storage environment.