MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It's no surprise to IT managers that information growth is out of control and is becoming an exponential problem. In fact, last year's "Digital Universe" study by IDC ("A Digital Universe Decade – Are You Ready?" IDC, April 26, 2010) indicated that by 2020, the amount of digital information produced would be 44 times larger than it was in 2009.
Although this figure may seem overwhelming, by developing an information-centric approach to IT, companies can implement concrete solutions to manage their information growth and reduce their storage costs.
Three key aspects of developing a successful plan for information growth include:
- Deduplication. Through the process of deduplication, companies can improve the performance of virtual systems, reduce network traffic and cut the costs associated with data protection. In addition, deduplication allows backup data to be replicated more efficiently to other sites for disaster recovery.
- Protection. By using active archiving for their long-term information retention and storage – and keeping backups for short-term disaster recovery – companies can ensure seamless access to files and better manage their storage needs. In addition to deduplication and active archiving, companies can use data loss prevention technology to identify and track their most critical information, which provides details on where it is and how it's being used.
- Retention. Implement a formal retention plan and delete outdated or unnecessary files per the plan. This can allow companies to reduce storage costs and create an efficient environment for regulating their data. In addition, properly managed retention programs with automated deletions made according to an information management policy are legally defensible, thus allowing companies to delete files with confidence.
To help companies achieve efficient and effective data storage and backup, industry-leading Symantec NetBackup 7 and NetBackup 5000/5200series Appliances offer a seamless, yet versatile, "end-to-end" global deduplication solution enabling storage-optimized data protection for the data center, remote office, and virtual environments. In addition, Symantec Enterprise Vault, the industry leader in email and content archiving, enables companies to efficiently store, manage, protect, and discover information across the enterprise.
For detailed information on Symantec's information archiving and deduplication solutions, visit http://www.symantec.com/business/campaign.jsp?campid=deduplication.
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