Examining What it Means to Be Truly Vendor-Neutral in Today’s Multi-Vendor World

Examining What it Means to Be Truly Vendor-Neutral in Today’s Multi-Vendor World

Let’s face it: failing to manage your enterprise’s unstructured data is no longer an option. I know it, you know it, and the storage vendors and cloud providers know it too.

Both on-premises providers and cloud storage platforms teams’ have seen the need to organize unstructured data to gain valuable insights from it and are attempting to hastily assemble tools to help.

Can Data Storage Vendors Really be Neutral?

However, in a world where your entire data storage estate could expand multiple platforms on-premises, in the cloud, in a single data center, or in multiple locations, can these vendors truly measure up to the task?

The answer is no.

Despite claims to the contrary, both on-premises vendors and cloud providers have no vested interest in being vendor-neutral — which is extremely unfortunate in today’s multi-platform world. While many of these vendors do claim to be useful across different systems, they fall short of the task for two reasons.

The most obvious reason is that they cannot be a technical expert of any other vendor. No storage or cloud platform is going to have dedicated data centers full of competitors’ products so they can understand the myriad of idiosyncrasies that exist between them.

On top of that, the various engineering departments simply don’t have the time to delve into the details of other platforms.

These limitations cast a light on why organizations need the tools that can not only help identify datasets that can be relocated, but can also provide the speed, scalability, and accuracy to move these datasets to the desired location on-premises or in the cloud.

So what are the IT administrators of the world to do when they can’t get the vendor-neutrality they need from their different storage or cloud providers?

Well, that’s where the Datadobi Unstructured Data Mobility Engine comes in.

What It Means to Be Truly Vendor-Neutral in Data Storage

One of Datadobi’s biggest strengths is our focus on vendor-neutral interoperability. By centering on this, we have paved the way for the most easy, fast, and accurate way to manage unstructured data.

Don’t take my word for it? Take a look at some of our case studies that prove we can handle data regardless of the platforms involved.

The power behind it all is our Unstructured Data Mobility Engine — a purpose-built technology stack that can work with any platform that supports the SMB, NFS and/or S3 protocols. It’s Discovery and Analytics capabilities easily allow IT teams to determine the characteristics of stored data including:

  • The number of files
  • The types of files
  • File activity level
  • The file aging profile

This is useful in a number of situations. For instance, why store 50TB of data that hasn’t been accessed or modified for several years on your expensive all-flash array? What about that orphaned data that has no clear owner and has collected all over various file systems?

The Datadobi Difference

Data at the right place, at the right time, is the name of the game in today’s multi-vendor world. At Datadobi, we pride ourselves on our truly vendor-neutral approach. Our software has saved our customers countless hours of frustration, sped up their data management projects, and provided valuable insights IT administrators need.

It’s why Datadobi has become the company of choice when exploring unstructured data management tools for either file or object-based data.

To learn more about how Datadobi can help your organization, contact one of our trusted team members today by clicking here.