Information Lifecycle Management
- High Availability Computing
- Enterprise Storage
- Data Protection
- Software Solutions
- Information Lifecycle Management - IT Consolidation
- Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity
- Data Center Management Software
- Desktop Virtualization
- Converged Infrastructure
- IT Virtualization
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Capture, Manage, Retain and Access Information
Throughout Its Lifecycle
Nth Generation offers industry leading Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) solutions that go beyond reducing the cost of managing growing data stores to capture, manage, retain and access information throughout its lifecycle.
The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) defines ILM as: “The policies, processes, practices, services and tools used to align the business value of information with the most appropriate and cost-effective infrastructure from the time information is created through its final disposition.”
Addressing Key ILM Issues
Nth Generation solves the key ILM challenges your organization is facing:
* Maintaining long-term access to data - Business and regulatory requirements demand that most organizations provide access to data over long periods of time. To accomplish this, they must find ways to implement efficient, cost-effective solutions for data protection, archiving and records management as well as business continuity.
* Meeting changing storage needs - Effective data management is more than just establishing a policy for data usage and storage. At regular intervals, data storage policies must be reevaluated to ensure that different data types and their associated applications are used and stored according to changing business needs. As data ages, it requires different levels of storage in terms of space, performance and cost.
* Controlling storage costs - Different types of data have different storage needs. IT departments must also retain a flexible and scalable storage program to ensure that quality of service (QoS) levels are met, content is adequately archived and available to the appropriate users and that storage resources are being used efficiently. The only rational way to control storage costs is to ensure that the storage and management levels employed for a particular data set are in line with the business value of the information.
* Maintaining Regulatory Compliance - Organizations must comply with many regulatory requirements impacting electronic records keeping. Access to stored electronic information is equally critical should an organization be involved in litigation. The legal “discovery” process resulting from a lawsuit can cost an organization millions of dollars without a data archiving strategy and the appropriate solution in place.
* Controlling and managing increased data volume - Data volumes are increasing more rapidly than raw storage costs are declining. This imbalance creates significant budget challenges for IT managers who need to maintain service level objectives (SLOs) while maintaining or even reducing management costs.
Contact Nth Generation today to learn how our ILM solutions can help your organization solve these key ILM challenges.