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Novell File Management Suite Use Cases


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The new Novell File Management Suite is drawing accolades from customers, analysts and industry watchers alike. This session will help you dive in and see exactly what the product can do for your organization. We'll focus on the product's capabilities and its many use cases. We'll also explore the way it can help you better understand your organization's storage usage and give you the tools to begin automating the management of storage resources.

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Novell File Management Suite Use Cases

  1. 1. Novell File Management Suite ® Use Cases Ross Chevalier Greg White CTO - Americas, Novell Sr. Technology Specialist President, Novell Canada
  2. 2. Agenda Novell File Management Suite Overview ® Business Benefits Use Cases Summary 2 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. Introducing the Novell File ® Management Suite • The Novell File Management Suite is a solution to the universal pain of growing data storage costs and chaos. NFMS helps organizations intelligently manage their data resources based on identity driven policies, using three major Novell technologies: 1. Novell Storage Manager > Automated storage policies that can be connected to user identity and source- specific data 2. Novell File Reporter > Comprehensive file discovery and reporting capabilities applied to users and groups 3. Novell Dynamic File Services for Windows Servers > Auto tiering of data to less expensive storage areas, without degrading the user experience > Support for Windows Server 2003 / 2008 and Microsoft Active Directory 3 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. File Management Suite Differentiators • Until now, organizations have had to manage files the same but not every file has the same value to the organizations. • Now, with Novell File Management Suite, organizations can manage their ® file storage intelligently: the least important files don't need to be treated the same as the most important files • Unique characteristics unique to Novell File Management Suite include: – Identity Foundation – Automates the management of file-based storage using identity-based policies – Granularity – Addresses data storage challenges at the file (and not simply the block or volume) level – Transparency – Streamlines storage practices without impacting the end user – Interoperability – Works across Linux, Windows and NetWare , helping customers ® manage the their Novell and Microsoft storage infrastructure from a single point – Scalability – capable of handling upwards of 80 million files in disparate file systems across multiple platforms 4 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. The Iceberg in the Data Center Could it sink you? structured data unstructured 80% of all digital data data is unstructured Unstructured data is growing by 60% CAGR Unstructured data resists utilization and reuse 5 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. The Novell Way to Manage Storage ® Novell Storage ® Manager provisions storage based on Identity Novell Dynamic and Policy File Services Novell Dynamic File Services Novell Storage Novell File allows seamless Manager Reporter tiering of storage infrastructures based on policy. File Reporter policies Novell File Reporter produces storage govern life-cycle inventory reports that the administrator automation and can use to initially construct and later compliance with regard fine-tune policies in Dynamic File to file system data. Services and Storage Manager. 6 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. NFMS Alignment --- Collaboration --- --- Storage --- Secure/ Create Locate Access Share Manage Monitor Recover -- Workplace Productivity Apps -- • Device Mgmt • Auditing • Back-up -- Content Creation Apps -- • Provisioning • Reporting • Recover -- Messaging/ICE -- • Tiering/HSM • Restore -- Traditional File Sharing -- • Data Lifecycle Mgmt -- Teamsites -- • Archiving • Grooming -- Web 2.0 -- • Information Lifecycle Mgmt -- New Sharing Models -- • De-duping; single-inst Intelligence Policies Identity/ Edirectory – Active Directory Directory Svc. Data NSS – Posix – NTFS Team Sites/ E-mail Residence File Systems Web 2.0 Block Device/ EMC – NetApp – Xiotech – HP – Dell File System Vendors SAN – Simple Server 7 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  8. 8. Business Benefits • Understand your data better (aka Know Thyself) • Enhance your existing file management with easy implementation and administration, even in mixed environments • Automate your data storage administration in today’s regulated business environment • Control your data by its relevance to your business • Unlock hidden value that’s buried deep in file systems to enable collaboration 8 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  9. 9. Use Case 1: Unchecked Data Proliferation Over time, it is very typical for file systems to be ignored despite other architectural redesigns to accommodate an organization's growth. A large organization (LE) is likely to still maintain one huge volume for all its file storage. Typically an organization will add 10% of its storage capacity each year through disk purchases. The ability to eliminate that annual purchase by merely understanding the data picture better, and intelligently allocating existing hardware resources will result in immediate (year 1) savings. 9 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  10. 10. Use Case 2: Security and Compliance Requirements In distributed environments, file storage is often granted and managed based on local administration, not centralized policies. This creates problems for security and compliance officers who must demonstrate consistency and logic to meet business requirements. Being able to centrally compile, analyze, plan and execute data retention policies will be a very valuable capability for many organizations under regulatory pressure. 10 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  11. 11. Use Case 3: Data Migration When data must be migrated for hardware refreshes, software upgrades or migrations, or other reasons, there are costly and inconvenient administration challenges, such as scheduling windows within which to move the data. Employing a storage management solution that can actually migrate data in the background without requiring a scheduled maintenance window would be a huge benefit to business and IT. 11 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  12. 12. Use Case 4: Rapid Headcount Turnover Case Study 1 – A regional bank with 230 offices and 5000 users used to take up to 5 days to provision a new employee with file storage. With Novell Storage ® Manager, that set up was reduced to under one day. Although turnover at the company is insignificant, employees do relocate to different branches and into new roles. NSM was able to simplify migration of user data and storage through policy-driven actions associated with the user's identity. 12 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  13. 13. Use Case 4: Rapid Headcount Turnover Case Study 2 – A large Texas school system ascertained they were spending $5 to set up a new user and $2 for every change to the system. After deploying Novell Storage Manager, the cost to deploy a new user dropped to under $1. 13 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  14. 14. Use Case 4: Rapid Headcount Turnover Case Study 3 – The Data Center of today is increasingly virtualized and intelligent, allowing for automation to drive efficiencies in hardware, power and cooling. Data Center owners are planning to utilize cloud computing for further efficiencies. A suite of policy- driven file management tools can support the intelligent data center. 14 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  15. 15. Customer Testimonials “We live and die by Novell storage solutions. The ® Dynamic Storage Technology component of Novell Open Enterprise Server enabled us to easily move more than a terabyte of less frequently accessed data to inexpensive hardware, reducing our hardware costs alone by 60 percent. That’s a huge payoff right there.” Michael Glenn, Sr. IT Manager, Ohio Court of Claims 15 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  16. 16. Customer Testimonials “The Novell Storage Manager and Dynamic ® Storage technology are well positioned to address emerging challenges. The world must know about this technology.” Noemi Greysdorf, IDC “Novell Delivers a Way of Intelligently Managing Organizations’ File-based Information.” 16 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  17. 17. Customer Testimonials “Novell Storage Manager is a great product both in ® terms of its functionality and its simplicity of use… NSM is powerful on its own, but comes into full fruition when deployed in conjunction with Dynamic Storage technology, also from Novell.” Jon Toigo, Enterprise Systems Journal “Novell Storage Manager Strikes Data Management Gold.” 17 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  18. 18. Unpublished Work of Novell, Inc. All Rights Reserved. This work is an unpublished work and contains confidential, proprietary, and trade secret information of Novell, Inc. Access to this work is restricted to Novell employees who have a need to know to perform tasks within the scope of their assignments. No part of this work may be practiced, performed, copied, distributed, revised, modified, translated, abridged, condensed, expanded, collected, or adapted without the prior written consent of Novell, Inc. Any use or exploitation of this work without authorization could subject the perpetrator to criminal and civil liability. General Disclaimer This document is not to be construed as a promise by any participating company to develop, deliver, or market a product. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. Novell, Inc. makes no representations or warranties with respect to the contents of this document, and specifically disclaims any express or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. The development, release, and timing of features or functionality described for Novell products remains at the sole discretion of Novell. Further, Novell, Inc. reserves the right to revise this document and to make changes to its content, at any time, without obligation to notify any person or entity of such revisions or changes. All Novell marks referenced in this presentation are trademarks or registered trademarks of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.