Datadobi’s StorageMAP Helps Companies Do More with Object Storage

Datadobi, s global leader in unstructured data management, announced enhancements to its multi-vendor, multi-cloud unstructured data management platform StorageMAP. The 6.3 release introduces the ability to copy network-attached storage (NAS) data to any S3-compatible object storage system. The file-to-object copy functionality adds to StorageMAP’s ability to help IT leaders archive, pipeline and replicate file data to S3.

Unstructured data makes up 80 percent or more of enterprise data and is growing by 55 percent to 65 percent per year, making it difficult for companies to keep up with unstructured data management efforts. 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 redundant, obsolete, and/or trivial (ROT) data to less expensive storage, pipeline data to the cloud for running cloud-native analytics and AI/ML applications against the data, or maintain a safe copy of data on heterogeneous storage operating systems (OS) helping protect against OS specific bugs or hacks.

The update addresses four main critical concerns for enterprises:

  • 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 NAS systems. Being able to move these datasets from NAS systems to S3-compatible object stores without lock-in allows IT leaders to 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 have a formal ESG program in place or are planning for one. With the StorageMAP capabilities, datasets with a higher degree of CO2 emissions associated with it can be relocated to cleaner 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 uses 50% of available data for decision-making. With StorageMAP’s latest release, unstructured data can be 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.

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