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Data Management as a Service – Igneous Briefing Note

Data management is a project that many IT professionals and application owners feel they are too busy or don’t have enough expertise to undertake. Most data management tasks are big projects that take a lot of planning and continuous care

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Reducing the High Cost of Data Management

Data Management is the process of ensuring data is on the right storage tier at just the right time. IT professionals that run the data management process are trying to strike a balance between saving the organization money by eliminating

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Why Data Management is Failing

Data management companies are struggling to gain adoption. These companies offer to save customers money by moving data to the most appropriate tier of storage based on current needs. The thought is to have only a small fraction of data

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Webinar: The Art of Storage Management

Any organization that takes a moment to study the data on their primary storage system will quickly realize that the majority (as much as 90 percent) of data that is stored on it has not been accessed for months if

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What does your data need?

Have you ever needed to get somewhere really quickly? Consider the things that go through your mind. This parallels how storage management is typically done in today’s data centers. But we could do better. For example, what if you lived

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Data Management vs. The Sock Drawer

One of the most mundane home cleanup tasks is re-organizing the sock drawer. Data Management has been the IT equivalent for years. It is an event that often requires someone from outside of the data center to come in and

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Why Data Management is Cool Again

Our top read article, by far, recently is “What is Data Profiling”. My colleagues Eric Slack and Colm Keegan also just hosted a well attended webinar, “How To Attain Sustainable Storage Savings“, now available on demand. At the core of

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Copy Data in the Cloud

While industry pundits and analysts yammer on about the unrelenting growth of data, the real issue for enterprise data centers and Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), is keeping a lid on the extensive number of redundant copies of information that propagate

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Stopping Storage System Sprawl

Unstructured data can come from a variety of sources including traditional office productivity files, rich media or data generated by sensors and cameras. It can also come from semi-structured environments like Exchange and SharePoint. Even though each of these examples

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