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Ugly Storage Made Sexy in Novell Open Enterprise Server and Windows Environments


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Let's face it: storage isn't sexy. In fact, it can be a huge challenge. But you can't just make it go away. So why not try and make the best of a bad situation? Join us for this session if you're responsible for planning or managing storage for your enterprise. You'll see how the new Novell File Management Suite can help you clean up your unstructured data and transform storage from a bane to a boon for IT productivity.

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Ugly Storage Made Sexy in Novell Open Enterprise Server and Windows Environments

  1. 1. Ugly Storage Made Sexy in Novell Open Enterprise Server ® and Windows Environments Brian Six Karyn Victory Senior Technology Specialist Senior Technology Girl Specialist
  2. 2. The Problem
  3. 3. Do you know... How many orphaned folders are on the network? How many TB of MP3s? How many documents haven't been accessed in the six months? The last year? How many redundant files are stored? Do you know how much space the files above take up on your network? How much does it cost to power and cool? How much time are you spending backing up? Understanding your data better is the first step to rationalizing it 3 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. The Iceberg in the Data Center Are you managing files the same way you always have? structured data unstructured 80% of all digital data data is unstructured Unstructured data is growing by 60% CAGR Unstructured data resists utilization and reuse 4 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. Customer Challenges • Explosive growth of unstructured data (files) • Security and Regulatory compliance • Storage admin tasks highly manual and redundant • Shrinking backup windows and general backup concerns • More electronic collaboration = more files • Costs in hardware, power, cooling, administration • Rapid head count turnover Buy More! 5 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. Or, Get Smart – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Business Benefits of Novell File Management Suite ® Save money and man hours Leverage existing investments Use your resources for more strategic projects Coexist with other storage management solutions that may exist 6 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. Leading Voices “NSM is a great product Novell Delivers a New Way of both in terms of its functionality and its ® Intelligently Managing Organizations' File-Based Information simplicity of use. ...NSM is powerful on its own, but “The Novell Storage Manager and [Dynamic comes into full fruition when File Services] are well positioned to address deployed in conjunction emerging challenges.” with [Dynamic File Services] technology, also “The world must know about this technology...” from Novell.” Jon Toigo, Enterprise Systems Journal Noemi Greyzdorf, IDC “Novell Storage Manager Strikes “Novell Delivers a Way of Intelligently Managing Data Management Gold” Organizations' File-based Information” 7 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  8. 8. The Novell Solution ®
  9. 9. Novell File Management Suite ® Identity-Driven Data Management Policy-Based Data Relocation Automated Data Reporting 9 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  10. 10. The Intelligent Way to Manage File Data Storage Back Up Back Up Manager provisions storage Novell Dynamic File based on Services identity and policy Dynamic File Novell Storage Novell File Manager Reporter Services allows seamless tiering of file data based on policy Storage Manager policies govern life-cycle File Reporter produces on-going automation and inventory reports on file data that compliance with the administrator can use to fine- regard to file tune Dynamic File Services and system data Storage Manager policies. Discover, Design & Plan, Montior/Trends 10 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  11. 11. 1. Novell Storage Manager ® Identity-driven File Management • Novell Storage Manager manages files and folders with polices based on user identities and roles • IT customizes policies based on their own business rules, thereby automating redundant, low-value tasks over the life-cycle of the file – Provisions and deprovisions – Moves and restructures – Load-balances and grooms – Vaults and deletes Identity-Driven File Management 11 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  12. 12. Lifecycle Storage Management Based on Identity and Policy 12 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  13. 13. 2. Novell Dynamic File Services ® Policy-based Data Relocation • Novell Dynamic File Services automatically moves “stale” files from expensive primary storage to low-cost secondary storage, based on policies set by IT • File tiering is accomplished without any impact to the end user; files appear to be exactly where originally stored – Windows and Linux-based file systems – Customizable policies based on identities and file metadata – Automated tiering Policy-based Data Relocation 13 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  14. 14. Novell Dynamic File Services ® BEFORE AFTER 14 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  15. 15. 3. Novell File Reporter ® Automated Data Reporting • Novell File Reporter inventories file systems to provide IT with a clear picture of storage resource usage across multiple categories, including user identities • Reports can be used to construct and fine-tune policies for Novell Storage Manager and Novell Dynamic File Services – Immensely scalable – Scheduled or ad-hoc reporting – Convert reporting findings into Automated Storage Manager policies File Reporting 15 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  16. 16. Novell File Reporter • Agents for fast, immensely scalable reporting • Network option • Familiar GUI • Report on volumes, or on policies you create • Built-in cost reporting 16 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  17. 17. Identity-driven and Policy-based File Management Identity-driven File Identity Data Management Systems Novell eDirectory Event Policy Microsoft AD Active Directory Event Policy • Provisioning / De-Provisioning • Provisioning / De-Provisioning • Storage Hardware Platforms • Role Based Management • Lifecycle Storage Management • Storage Area Networks • Automate manual processes • Windows Server 2008 • Business alignment based on • Windows Server 2003 policies • Open Enterprise Server (Linux) and NetWare ® 17 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  18. 18. Storage Management Architecture Novell File ® Management Suite An integrated offering that provisions, moves, optimizes, and reports on file storage based on user roles and customized business policies Intelligently Manage File Storage for Maximum Business Benefit How It Works 18 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  19. 19. Enhance and Complement Novell File Management Suite ® Universal Solution – Works With Any Incumbent Solution Automated and Identity-Driven File System Management Novell File File ® Directory Services / Policy Management Suite File System Operating System / Driver Storage Resource Management Traditional “Storage Virtual Device Management Block Resource Management” Volume / LUN domain populated by Storage Vendors Physical Device Management SAN / NAS / DAS 19 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  20. 20. Demos
  21. 21. Next Steps • Visit the technology lab for more demos • White paper • Listen to the podcast • Download eval • Start managing your files better Available Now! 21 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
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