Lowering CAPEX and OPEX with
Enhanced Storage Management
August/September 2009




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Why we are here today


         • Customers are experiencing a series of specific business
           challenges around m...
The “Challenge”



         • “Storage demands are increasing rapidly due to increased
           regulation, business req...
“ILM is the solution”


         • ILM or Information Lifecycle Management is a systematic
           classification of da...
“ILM is the problem”


         • ILM Solutions are difficult to implement and the value is
           heavily dependent o...
“ILM is the problem”


         • Single point solutions or vendor specific solutions risk
           leaving your organiz...
GridBank Active Archiving

       • Innovative Grid-based architecture, allows for simplified
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The Problem:
                                      Incredible Data Growth
                                                ...
Yet, Budgets are Tight


                                                                           “Recession puts
      ...
The Solution: Active Archival
• Optimise storage OPEX and CAPEX
        – Reduces cost per TB and delivers real storage TC...
The Solution: Active Archival
• Reduces the cost of business risk
       – Data is always online
       – Compliance, regu...
The Solution: Active Archival



         • Active Archival is not just about compliance…




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Best Practice #1:
                                   Analyze Business Requirements

• OPEX and CAPEX true measure of stora...
Best Practices #2 – Consolidate Content/
                                   Platforms through Archiving

                 ...
Best Practice #3:
                                   What and Why to Keep it?

           • Government              • Corp...
Best Practice #4: Manage
                                        Unstructured Data in 7 Stages
                           ...
GridBank - The Comprehensive
                                   Solution
                                                 ...
Secondary Storage Intelligent Platform
                                        and Active Archival in ONE Solution
    Fil...
Case Study:
             “GridBank has dramatically reduced my storage and
             IT labor costs. Your product makes...
GridBank – the WINNING Solution

                             WINNER
                                                     ...
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                 Senior Business Development Manager
                 Nex...
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Tarmin Lowering Capex And Opex

  1. 1. Lowering CAPEX and OPEX with Enhanced Storage Management August/September 2009 Active Archival, ILM, CAS and Intelligent Storage Software
  2. 2. GoToWebinar Instructions You MUST enter your unique Audio PIN to be able to raise your hand and ask questions over the phone Enter questions here Click on the “Hand” icon to raise your hand and ask a “audio” Question © 2008-2009 Tarmin™ Technologies CONFIDENTIAL August 2009 2
  3. 3. NexStor Overview • Founded in 2004 • One of the UK largest independent storage integrator • Clients include Norwich Union, University Manchester , Oxford University, Devon County Council, Deutsche Bank, Wedlake Bell • Proven record of driving down costs associated with information ownership • Enterprise Archiving , disaster recovery backup and restore and centralised storage are key competencies. • ISO Accredited 2009 • All storage consultants SNIA accredited © 2008-2009 Tarmin™ Technologies CONFIDENTIAL August 2009 3
  4. 4. Why we are here today • Customers are experiencing a series of specific business challenges around management and retention of data • The focus of this session is helping companies understand the challenges of managing data and how Tarmin’s GridBank™ can help solve the problem © 2008-2009 Tarmin™ Technologies CONFIDENTIAL August 2009 4
  5. 5. The “Challenge” • “Storage demands are increasing rapidly due to increased regulation, business requirements and user waste” • IT budgets are being reduced in response to current economic conditions • Archive data accessibility demands are increasing • Key business technologies are changing the nature of data management © 2008-2009 Tarmin™ Technologies CONFIDENTIAL August 2009 5
  6. 6. “ILM is the solution” • ILM or Information Lifecycle Management is a systematic classification of data and management of said data based on its business value • Traditional ILM solutions realize ROIs through tiering storage • A diverse selection of ILM hardware and software solutions exist. © 2008-2009 Tarmin™ Technologies CONFIDENTIAL August 2009 6
  7. 7. “ILM is the problem” • ILM Solutions are difficult to implement and the value is heavily dependent on execution. • Traditional ILM products share the following challenges – Point solution – Vendor specific solution – High risk in the event of obsolescence – High initial capital expenditure required © 2008-2009 Tarmin™ Technologies CONFIDENTIAL August 2009 7
  8. 8. “ILM is the problem” • Single point solutions or vendor specific solutions risk leaving your organization locked in. • High entry point makes adding ILM strategies difficult • Most ILM solutions require several modules just to perform basic functionality • Scale poorly, resulting in the need for accurate initial scoping © 2008-2009 Tarmin™ Technologies CONFIDENTIAL August 2009 8
  9. 9. GridBank Active Archiving • Innovative Grid-based architecture, allows for simplified deployment and expansion • Flexible entry price point allows a GridBank solution to be deployed at departmental level and scaled to the enterprise • Simplified licensing and pricing model where all infrastructure services are included in the capacity license • Traditional on-site deployment • STorage as a Service (STaaS) © 2008-2009 Tarmin™ Technologies CONFIDENTIAL August 2009 9
  10. 10. © 2008-2009 Tarmin™ Technologies CONFIDENTIAL August 2009 10
  11. 11. The Problem: Incredible Data Growth SAP • Unmanaged Data Structured Oracle Siebel – Billions and billions of (database apps) ERP CRM files Financials Custom Invoices – TB’s to PB’s to EB’s of CAD files storage Seismic files Engineering – Hundreds of file formats docs Checks – Capacity needs Audio & Video X-rays growing >50% per year Manual • Impact Marketing docs – Tremendous cost User Home Directories Disk based Backups burden Reference Data Archives Email .pst & Attachments – IT operational Unstructured and Compliance Archives inefficiency Semi structured Proposals & Forms (files and emails) Contracts – Corporate risk Database dumps Price Quotes © 2008-2009 Tarmin™ Technologies CONFIDENTIAL August 2009 11
  12. 12. Yet, Budgets are Tight “Recession puts “Predictions: IT knife to Spending Slashed” December 2008 IT budgets” March 2009 “IT budget ‘09: “US IT Spending down” Jobs Fall” January 2009 January 2009 “Storage budgets “Economic Downturn shrink as Hits Storage capacity grows” Spending ” January 2009 December 2008 © 2008-2009 Tarmin™ Technologies CONFIDENTIAL August 2009 12
  13. 13. The Solution: Active Archival • Optimise storage OPEX and CAPEX – Reduces cost per TB and delivers real storage TCO – Enables the migration of data to low cost secondary storage and cloud storage environments – “Pay as you grow” pricing model – Use of low cost, heterogeneous server and storage platforms • Low cost secondary storage saves 4X – 7X per TB than high storage performance storage (depending upon vendor) • Eliminates vendor lock-in and allows “over-time” vendor selection flexibility • Military strength data security – Ability to recover critical content – Data protection – security, role-based access, and encryption built in – Data validation – constant monitoring and repair to insure data is always good and accessible • Comprehensive E-discovery, search, and retrieval © 2008-2009 Tarmin™ Technologies CONFIDENTIAL August 2009 13
  14. 14. The Solution: Active Archival • Reduces the cost of business risk – Data is always online – Compliance, regulatory, and governance coverage – Search and e-discovery • Policy-based management – Completely automated storage management solution – Includes policies for ingestion, migration, data disposition, replication, retention, and much more!! • Provides a Greener overall storage environment – Reduces cooling and power requirements of secondary storage – Reduces cost, carbon footprint and floorspace • Reduces backup costs, shortens backup windows, and improves storage and server performance • Secure transparent user access © 2008-2009 Tarmin™ Technologies CONFIDENTIAL August 2009 14
  15. 15. The Solution: Active Archival • Active Archival is not just about compliance… © 2008-2009 Tarmin™ Technologies CONFIDENTIAL August 2009 15
  16. 16. Best Practice #1: Analyze Business Requirements • OPEX and CAPEX true measure of storage TCO • Assess unstructured content strategy: – The ability to recover critical content – Providing the data and content for conducting business • Determine compliance needs and the litigation risk • Distinguish between what is mandated and required by: – Government requirements – Corporate policy – Business efficiency • Organisations must proactively determine balance between legal, compliance, and user needs © 2008-2009 Tarmin™ Technologies CONFIDENTIAL August 2009 16
  17. 17. Best Practices #2 – Consolidate Content/ Platforms through Archiving E-Mail Report (Print Stream) Archiving Archives Rich Content ERP Media Systems Archiving Files Imaging SharePoint Archiving Active Content Active Archive © 2008-2009 Tarmin™ Technologies CONFIDENTIAL August 2009 17
  18. 18. Best Practice #3: What and Why to Keep it? • Government • Corporate policy • Employee- mandated information retained for content - Contracts and Core business - Regulations Business content efficiency - Hazardous - Correspondence - Employee materials about HR disputes documents - Broker/dealer - Office documents - Project history communication and email - Reference material communication - Other - Other - Financial transaction records Mandatory Optional preservation preservation © 2008-2009 Tarmin™ Technologies CONFIDENTIAL August 2009 18
  19. 19. Best Practice #4: Manage Unstructured Data in 7 Stages Establish continuous audit and 7 review processes. Communicate and train staff. Publish policies, 6 retention schedules and procedures. Select and deploy an Active Archiving Storage 5 solution that works with current infrastructure. 4 Determine functional and technical requirements. 3 Build a file plan and retention schedule with access rights and document types. 2 Build and draft policies to detail enterprise needs for archiving and record retention to satisfy business, regulatory, legal and fiscal requirements. Develop a strategy and a program oversight team 1 consisting of legal, finance, IT and business managers. © 2008-2009 Tarmin™ Technologies CONFIDENTIAL August 2009 19
  20. 20. GridBank - The Comprehensive Solution “Tarmin’s recognition by our readership e-Discovery as the “One to Watch” product speaks volumes about GridBank, Tarmin’s market insight, and strong team.” Security June 2009 “GridBank 1.5’s innovative design will Audit Management completely alter the management paradigm for SharePoint … ” April 2009 Policy Management “GridBank is positioned to substantially reduce storage capital Archiving and operating expenditures.” May 2009 Information Lifecycle Management “…GridBank 1.5’s feature-rich platform enables these customers to Storage and Content shift some of the archive storage Management management burden to a trusted cloud storage service provider ...” June 2009 © 2008-2009 Tarmin™ Technologies CONFIDENTIAL August 2009 20
  21. 21. Secondary Storage Intelligent Platform and Active Archival in ONE Solution File Data and SharePoint Production GridBank NAS and File Servers - Windows, Linux, HP-UX, Grid-based server, software command AIX, Solaris, Virtual Servers, SharePoint layer, and metadata management IP LAN/WAN NAS Cloud Storage Storage Virtual Pool: Primary Storage Support for Cloud Vendor agnostic low SAN and DAS Storage Service cost secondary storage Providers • Support existing File Server and SharePoint production environments – Multiple OS Support: Windows, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, and Virtual Servers – Automatic migration from high cost primary storage to low cost secondary and Cloud storage • Heterogeneous storage and Cloud storage support with storage footprint reduction • Automated policy-based storage tiering and data management • Security and encryption • E-discovery, Indexing, and search • Compliance, data retention, data disposition, and audit management • Highly scalable and highly fault tolerant grid-based design © 2008-2009 Tarmin™ Technologies CONFIDENTIAL August 2009 21
  22. 22. Case Study: “GridBank has dramatically reduced my storage and IT labor costs. Your product makes data and content management incredibly easy…” — Derek Kruger IT and Communications Supervisor • Problems: – CAPEX and OPEX for storage not controlled – Backup window too long and IT management headache – E-discover expenses and labor time – 2 members IT team, full-time 1 month to respond to e-discover request – Tape management and handling of media expensive • The GridBank Solution: Migrated data to low cost secondary storage Policy management automated storage management, migration, and content control Decreased storage footprint by over 50% Reduced tape backup window from 24 hours to 8 hours Performs E-discovery in minutes and hours instead of days and months Repurposed storage from four different vendors into GridBank virtual pool © 2008-2009 Tarmin™ Technologies CONFIDENTIAL August 2009 22
  23. 23. GridBank – the WINNING Solution WINNER “Tarmin’s recognition by our readership as the “One to Watch” product speaks volumes about GridBank, Tarmin’s market insight, and strong team.” Brian Wall Editor, Storage Magazine UK NAMED “Tarmin's "grid-based One of the “Nine architecture enables capacity Storage Companies to and performance scalability, as Watch” well as cost-effectiveness…” Lauren Whitehouse Analyst at ESG quoted in Network World Magazine August 10, 2009 © 2008-2009 Tarmin™ Technologies CONFIDENTIAL August 2009 23
  24. 24. Questions? © 2008-2009 Tarmin™ Technologies CONFIDENTIAL August 2009 24
  25. 25. Contact Information Mike Tonks Senior Business Development Manager NexStor Email: mtonks@nexstor.co.uk Sales: 01623 600653 Dave Pinnington Business Development Director Tarmin Technologies Email: dave.pinnington@tarmin.com Mobile: 07921 829442 © 2008-2009 Tarmin™ Technologies CONFIDENTIAL August 2009 25

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