Taking Back Control of Your Unstructured Data

Taking Back Control of Your Unstructured Data

Datadobi was founded in 2010 with a focus on delivering vendor-neutral unstructured data migration and data protection capabilities. The foundation of all Datadobi’s software offerings is our Unstructured Data Mobility Engine, which was designed to deliver vendor-neutral operation and highly scalable operations all while maintaining a relentless focus on data integrity. 

Expanding on the core migration and data protection offerings, Datadobi has introduced StorageMAP, bringing full unstructured data management capabilities to enterprises with large and growing data estates. But what is “unstructured data management”? In a nutshell, it is combining the ability to have a full view of all the file and/or object data in your organization combined with tagging and the ability to take action on any dataset of interest.

Exploring StorageMAP is More Detail 

Having visualization to see the type and age of your data is an important first step, but to truly start to manage your unstructured data requires much more.  With StorageMAP, we have introduced tagging to extend the limited metadata that both NFS and SMB share. While time stamps and security are important, extending the metadata to include other categories like ownership and role, along with user definable tags, will allow customers to start to make educated decisions about their data. There will be future blog posts coming covering topics like tagging, cost analysis, ESG impact, and reporting in StorageMAP in greater detail.

Visibility into your data is an important first step, but visibility without action is pointless. Most environments are struggling with a mass of unstructured data that they are forced to deal with daily. For example, compliance and/or regulatory oriented data can add additional complication as data with a required legal retention may be expired. This expired data may pose a larger risk for the company if kept beyond its required retention period. Additionally, with data spread across different locations and in the cloud, what was once referred to as the data lake has become the data landfill, filled with large amounts of disparate data that is difficult to trace in terms of ownership, role, and activity level within the organization. This is why taking action against your discovered data is so important.



StorageMAP not only has the ability to discover and visualize your data, but to also migrate and even delete data if required. The product also leverages the tagging mechanism for these actions. This allows customers to tag data that they want to perform an action against. Most importantly these actions are executed by the Unstructured Data Mobility Engine powering the industry leading DobiMigrate. This means that not only will your migrations be executed at speed and scale, but they will also utilize the data integrity features that DobiMigrate is known for. This includes Datadobi’s file/object level verification and chain of custody that provides a record of data movement and verification. Customers can perform NAS to NAS and Object to Object migrations along with multi-threaded deletes. Other actions include the ability to replicate data as well as sync data between file and object storage, both in a vendor neutral fashion.

Given the increasing rate of unstructured data accumulation, companies can no longer afford to wait to deal with their unstructured data. To deal with your unstructured data, you will need a tool that can handle the complexity and scale of a multi-vendor and multi-protocol environment. There is no other company with a better track record than Datadobi to do exactly that. Unstructured data management has always been what we do. StorageMAP brings visualization, analytics, and the ability act so that customers finally have a tool that allows them to take back control of their data. If you are looking to take control of your data, then it’s time to reach out to Datadobi.

To begin the process of taking back control of your unstructured data, reach out to a member of our team.