Managing Storage    Cost, Governance, Risk and the Environment Martin Atherton Freeform Dynamics Ltd [email_address] Octob...
Lets talk about.. <ul><li>The current state of play - ‘Baseline’ </li></ul><ul><li>Archiving – playing its part  - ‘Interl...
Today, business want to… <ul><li>Reduce costs </li></ul><ul><li>Increase agility </li></ul><ul><li>Manage risk </li></ul><...
How well do you think IT helps the business achieve its strategic and operational goals in the following areas? Contrary t...
To what degree are the following areas a burden to your IT department? Information management touches many facets of the I...
Lets talk about.. <ul><li>The current state of play - ‘Baseline’ </li></ul><ul><li>Archiving – playing its part  - ‘Interl...
Archiving – playing its part <ul><li>Information Lifecycle Management – sound in principle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fred Moor...
Archiving – playing its part <ul><li>Aligning archiving to business needs: what do you want from archiving? </li></ul><ul>...
Archiving – playing its part <ul><li>Features of an archiving solution: in context of  your  businesses needs </li></ul>Bu...
Archiving – playing its part <ul><li>Difference between archiving and back-up </li></ul>FC SAN S- ATA Archive Business pro...
Lets talk about.. <ul><li>The current state of play - ‘Baseline’ </li></ul><ul><li>Archiving – playing its part  - ‘Interl...
Some of “hottest” short term action <ul><li>Apps aren’t really that exciting anymore! – its all about integration, operati...
2007 - Do you have or are you planning to begin initiatives over the next 6 months in any of the following areas? MID-MARK...
2007 – Priorities are Changing <ul><li>Infrastructure modernisation a major concern </li></ul><ul><li>Storage / Informatio...
Given the volumes, diversity and physical distribution of information within your business, do you recognise any of the fo...
To what degree do you consider these specific risks during business planning?
Have concerns of risk exposure held you back from taking full advantage of [some of the latest technologies and business p...
Lets talk about.. <ul><li>The current state of play - ‘Baseline’ </li></ul><ul><li>Archiving – playing its part  - ‘Interl...
To what degree are the following used in your data centres and how is this changing?
Focal points for evolution into the future Continuous data protection (CDP) solutions Smart distributed data replication
What is the status of your capability in the following areas?
Number of key information management solutions fully implemented LEADING ADOPTERS <ul><li>The leading adopter group claim ...
Given the volumes, diversity and physical distribution of information within your business, do you recognise any of the fo...
Generally speaking, when you add everything up, how is your spending on IT risk related investments such as security and i...
Has regulatory compliance been a specific driver in the following areas?
To sum up on the storage side.. <ul><li>‘ Basic storage’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Next level’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Archiving <...
Lets talk about.. <ul><li>The current state of play - ‘Baseline’ </li></ul><ul><li>Archiving – playing its part  - ‘Interl...
<ul><li>Virtualisation / Grid Computing / Utility Computing  </li></ul><ul><li>IT As a Service / SaaS / Web 2.0 </li></ul>...
<ul><li>From ‘data storage’ to ‘information management’ </li></ul><ul><li>Need for more capable classification & discovery...
<ul><li>Storage / Information Lifecycle Management now seen as focus area for investment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Frequently ...
The obligatory quotes slide <ul><li>The supermarket analogy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ When you get home you don’t just throw...
Thanks! <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
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    1. 1. Managing Storage Cost, Governance, Risk and the Environment Martin Atherton Freeform Dynamics Ltd [email_address] October, 2007 www.freeformdynamics.com
    2. 2. Lets talk about.. <ul><li>The current state of play - ‘Baseline’ </li></ul><ul><li>Archiving – playing its part - ‘Interlude’ </li></ul><ul><li>Short term action - ‘Reality check’ </li></ul><ul><li>Some research evidence - ‘Best practice’ </li></ul><ul><li>Summary and Questions </li></ul>
    3. 3. Today, business want to… <ul><li>Reduce costs </li></ul><ul><li>Increase agility </li></ul><ul><li>Manage risk </li></ul><ul><li>Be good corporate citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Where does the green bit fit? </li></ul>
    4. 4. How well do you think IT helps the business achieve its strategic and operational goals in the following areas? Contrary to some opinion, IT today does a pretty good job. That’s not to say it can’t do better, but in the main, things are ‘ok’ … under what conditions?
    5. 5. To what degree are the following areas a burden to your IT department? Information management touches many facets of the IT shop – and causes some major headaches Information management burden
    6. 6. Lets talk about.. <ul><li>The current state of play - ‘Baseline’ </li></ul><ul><li>Archiving – playing its part - ‘Interlude’ </li></ul><ul><li>Short term action - ‘Reality check’ </li></ul><ul><li>Some research evidence - ‘Best practice’ </li></ul><ul><li>Summary and Questions </li></ul>
    7. 7. Archiving – playing its part <ul><li>Information Lifecycle Management – sound in principle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fred Moore – storage guru… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>value vs. age of information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ appropriate use of technology’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New technologies, new ways of using information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Federated search is a game changer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bridging the gap between structured, unstructured information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real time analytics on the up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasingly intelligent front ends </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New approaches change things a bit… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Old information might suddenly become VERY valuable! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agility is ever more critical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What it does (business context) > important than what it is </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Archiving – playing its part <ul><li>Aligning archiving to business needs: what do you want from archiving? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Value </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resilience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compliance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green / power </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Archiving – playing its part <ul><li>Features of an archiving solution: in context of your businesses needs </li></ul>Business outcomes Resilience Compliance Usability Green Costs Agility Risk Corp citizen
    10. 10. Archiving – playing its part <ul><li>Difference between archiving and back-up </li></ul>FC SAN S- ATA Archive Business process Every night / risk management’ Backup
    11. 11. Lets talk about.. <ul><li>The current state of play - ‘Baseline’ </li></ul><ul><li>Archiving – playing its part - ‘Interlude’ </li></ul><ul><li>Short term action - ‘Reality check’ </li></ul><ul><li>Some research evidence - ‘Best practice’ </li></ul><ul><li>Summary and Questions </li></ul>
    12. 12. Some of “hottest” short term action <ul><li>Apps aren’t really that exciting anymore! – its all about integration, operation, management now.. </li></ul><ul><li>General infrastructure expansion/modernisation </li></ul><ul><li>Development and integration </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and access </li></ul><ul><li>IT service management </li></ul>
    13. 13. 2007 - Do you have or are you planning to begin initiatives over the next 6 months in any of the following areas? MID-MARKET (250-5000 emps) 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Custom application development General infrastructure optimisation Mobile and remote access Enhancement of external web presence Governance, compliance and risk management Desktop upgrade/modernisation Storage and/or information lifecycle management Implementation of new packaged applications Policy-based security and identity management Content management, workflow and BPM IT best practice delivery (ITIL, COBIT, etc) Packaged application Workforce communication and collaboration Service oriented software development Outsourcing and/or managed services Optimisation of power usage and management Deployment of business intelligence software Automation of supply chain and/or other B2B Green computing in general Social computing and/or Web 2.0 Software as a service (SaaS) specifically Current initiative Planned in next 6 months
    14. 14. 2007 – Priorities are Changing <ul><li>Infrastructure modernisation a major concern </li></ul><ul><li>Storage / Information Lifecycle Management seen as focus area for investment </li></ul><ul><li>Power usage / management and conservation now initiating investments </li></ul><ul><li>“ Green” initiatives appearing </li></ul><ul><li>… And in all scales of organization. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Given the volumes, diversity and physical distribution of information within your business, do you recognise any of the following potential issues?
    16. 16. To what degree do you consider these specific risks during business planning?
    17. 17. Have concerns of risk exposure held you back from taking full advantage of [some of the latest technologies and business practices]?
    18. 18. Lets talk about.. <ul><li>The current state of play - ‘Baseline’ </li></ul><ul><li>Archiving – playing its part - ‘Interlude’ </li></ul><ul><li>Short term action - ‘Reality check’ </li></ul><ul><li>Some research evidence - ‘Best practice’ </li></ul><ul><li>Summary and Questions </li></ul>
    19. 19. To what degree are the following used in your data centres and how is this changing?
    20. 20. Focal points for evolution into the future Continuous data protection (CDP) solutions Smart distributed data replication
    21. 21. What is the status of your capability in the following areas?
    22. 22. Number of key information management solutions fully implemented LEADING ADOPTERS <ul><li>The leading adopter group claim to have fully implemented all 4 key information management solutions: </li></ul><ul><li>Workflow & document mgmt </li></ul><ul><li>Email archiving & retrieval </li></ul><ul><li>Federated search & discovery </li></ul><ul><li>Centralised records mgmt </li></ul>
    23. 23. Given the volumes, diversity and physical distribution of information within your business, do you recognise any of the following potential issues?
    24. 24. Generally speaking, when you add everything up, how is your spending on IT risk related investments such as security and information management changing?
    25. 25. Has regulatory compliance been a specific driver in the following areas?
    26. 26. To sum up on the storage side.. <ul><li>‘ Basic storage’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Next level’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Archiving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Back up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtualisation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Management’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>‘ Next, next level’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Application specific </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Semantics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Cleverer and cleverer’ </li></ul></ul>Done this Doing this Not quite here yet
    27. 27. Lets talk about.. <ul><li>The current state of play - ‘Baseline’ </li></ul><ul><li>Archiving – playing its part - ‘Interlude’ </li></ul><ul><li>Short term action - ‘Reality check’ </li></ul><ul><li>Some research evidence - ‘Best practice’ </li></ul><ul><li>Summary and Questions </li></ul>
    28. 28. <ul><li>Virtualisation / Grid Computing / Utility Computing </li></ul><ul><li>IT As a Service / SaaS / Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>All costs will become highly visible </li></ul><ul><li>Tiered Service will become the norm </li></ul><ul><li>Orchestration holds keys to kingdom </li></ul>Future Infrastructure
    29. 29. <ul><li>From ‘data storage’ to ‘information management’ </li></ul><ul><li>Need for more capable classification & discovery processes </li></ul><ul><li>Access to information at all times, from all locations, from the entire history of the organisation </li></ul><ul><li>ILM to manage data in relation to its “business value” not just its age </li></ul><ul><li>Storage becomes part of the orchestrated virtual platform </li></ul><ul><li>Archiving will need to follow suit </li></ul>Impact on Storage Management
    30. 30. <ul><li>Storage / Information Lifecycle Management now seen as focus area for investment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Frequently driven by challenges such as Compliance, Regulation and “Governance” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power usage / management and conservation now initiating investments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Users want transparency of access to information without worrying how it is held </li></ul><ul><li>Sophisticated ILM / Archiving functionality will help reduce the TCO of long term information management </li></ul><ul><li>But technology alone is not the answer! </li></ul>To conclude..
    31. 31. The obligatory quotes slide <ul><li>The supermarket analogy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ When you get home you don’t just throw everything in the </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fridge’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Steve Tongish, Plasmon </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The wardrobe principle (1) </li></ul><ul><li> ‘ If you’ve got the space, you fill it’ </li></ul><ul><li> Rob Hailstone </li></ul><ul><li>The wardrobe principle (2) </li></ul><ul><li> ‘ You know how good it feels when you’ve tidied out the wardrobe and shifted all that stuff into the attic (as long as you know where the ladder is!)’ </li></ul><ul><li> Unknown (+ Tony Lock, Freeform Dynamics) </li></ul>
    32. 32. Thanks! <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>

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