Don't know whether your imporatant data is backed up? See how DART can help
What is DART?
Attam DART (Data Analysis and Retention Tool) is designed to tell you what you have stored, and where.
It is a browser based application designed to assist in the implementation of data retention policies on existing unstructured file data and provide detailed analysis on existing archived information held within the corporate backup and recovery environment.
DART has additional functionality when licensed for use with Spectrum Protect (TSM) in that for the first time, you can not only determine the data you don’t need or shouldn’t be backing up, but you can now identify the data that you should be backing up, but aren’t.
Empowering the Data Owner with total control over the creation and specification of policy ensures that data is categorised and managed as business requirements dictate and that any legislative requirements are adhered to once specified.
In many cases, compliance with the Data Protection Act can actually save you time and money. In essence, companies should be destroying data both from their backups and archives as well as their tier X file and print services in a timely and conscientious manner. Removal of this data not only assists with compliance to legislation but also relieves the strain on back end storage devices and all their associated management services. Understanding what data can be removed and when isn’t a trivial task, which is why many companies don’t even attempt it and instead risk the fines for non-compliance.
Get smart about what data you need to keep
Many licenses are charged by the Terabyte so reducing the amount of disk space actively being used reduces the annual recurring costs of provisioning the storage estate. In addition, other “back-room” tasks such as a scheduled full anti-virus scan will complete in a shorter time as there are fewer file objects to operate on. More importantly, time to fully recover following a data-loss event will be reduced.
Efficient cleansing of data that has reached the end of its useful life, ensures that expensive and valuable storage resources are not consumed un-necessarily including spinning disk (multi-tier), network bandwidth, backup, archive and recovery capacity, management costs and time.
It is often cited that an organization’s most valuable asset is its data. DART will provide accurate and valuable insight into the condition of the data estate. DART provides the tools to allow rapid definition of policy, along with the processes and mechanisms to enforce this policy over the complete storage environment.
Spectrum Protect (TSM) Integration
DART offers full integration with many industry standard backup and recovery applications including Spectrum Protect (Tivoli Storage Manager), enable DART to provide the complete solution for storage content analysis and data categorizations.
For the first time ever, find out what data you’re NOT backing up that you should be.
Another first is that DART can quickly calculate the increase or decrease in required hardware capacity when adjusting any given retention class by performing what-if analysis without affecting production data.
You don’t need to guess any more!