New update helps organizations do much more with object storage.
Traditionally at this time of year, people around the world spend extra time appreciating and giving thanks for the people in their lives, as well as for their circumstances. I am, to be sure, fortunate and infinitely grateful for my family, friends, and colleagues.
Indeed, I am sincerely thankful for the opportunity to work with the tremendous Datadobi team. Here, I have a unique opportunity to contribute to what has become the premier unstructured data management platform – StorageMAP. I am proud that StorageMAP is being heralded by our partners and end customers, as well as journalists and industry analysts, as an unrivaled solution for enabling enterprises to overcome their unstructured data management challenges, and in doing so, meet their business objectives.
I believe one of the key reasons Datadobi has been able to earn and maintain this leadership position is because we stay close to our partners and end customers in order to understand their current challenges and requirements, as well as their long-term goals – and innovate our software solutions accordingly.
Most recently, Datadobi released StorageMAP version 6.3 of our multi-vendor, multi-cloud unstructured data management platform. StorageMAP 6.3 introduced the ability to copy file data to any S3-compatible object storage system. The new file-to-object copy functionality extends StorageMAP’s ability to help IT leaders archive, pipeline, and replicate file data to S3.
With StorageMAP 6.3, companies can create a copy of file data on a cost-effective object storage server or service within different geographies, tech stacks, or networking providers. This enables organizations to archive aging and/or ROT (redundant, obsolete, or trivial) data to less expensive storage, pipeline data to the cloud for running cloud-native analytics and AI/ML applications against the data, and/or maintain a safe copy of data on heterogeneous storage operating systems (OS) helping protect against OS-specific bugs or hacks.
Why are our channel partners and end customers thankful for StorageMAP 6.3? The update addresses their four top unstructured data management goals:
- Cost Control – Orphaned data — datasets owned by employees of a company that are inactive but still enabled on an organization’s network or systems — represents a source of “dark” data consuming valuable capacity on network-attached (NAS) systems. Being able to move these datasets from NAS systems to S3-compatible object stores without vendor lock-in allows IT leaders to significantly reduce costs and free up space on expensive production storage.
- Conformance to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Policies – According to 451 Research, 53% of enterprises currently have a formal ESG program in place or are planning for one. With the new StorageMAP capabilities, datasets with a higher degree of CO2 emissions associated with it can be relocated to greener storage. In addition, IT leaders can consolidate a larger number of NAS systems to reduce energy consumption and CO2.
- Risk Reduction – Orphaned or ROT data can introduce risk to organizations because it is often unmonitored due to a clear lack of business ownership or excessive aging. The option of relocating this data from production NAS systems to remote or cold object storage can help prevent it from being exploited or leaked.
- Maximizing Unstructured Data Value – The average organization only uses 50% of available data for decision-making. With StorageMAP’s latest release, unstructured data can be quickly copied to the cloud and analyzed by cloud-native AI/ML. This allows IT leaders to gain valuable insights into customer behavior, trends, and more.
To learn more about StorageMAP, please visit https://datadobi.com/products/#storagemap.