Tarmin shares industry insights on Data Defined Storage and the data centric approach to data management by understanding the value of data as a strategic business enabler in today's information economy
Brad Hughey, Tarmin’s Director of Sales Engineering has produced an impactful briefing that discusses some of the many unique capabilities and compelling advantages the unified IBM/Tarmin solution (IBM XIV and Tarmin GridBank) brings to customers. I hope you take a moment to view this engaging video.
Data Centric Management enables organizations to take a single, holistic view and approach to managing application-based data across large, distributed locations with Big Data Insights and analytics integration. Understanding information contained within data to exploit the value that it represents provides insights to companies by enabling them to approach data as an opportunity to build a profit center rather than an ongoing cost center. Companies that are able to leverage unified search and data availability ensure improved operational efficiencies. Additionally, analytical access to big data stores leads to enhanced decision making and understanding of the business environment. Data Centric Management requires a new approach to understanding information – one that helps organizations take advantage of their data stores to seize opportunities before their rivals and gain a faster time to market for a sustainable competitive advantage.
In my previous article, I mentioned new ways of addressing the challenges of relentless unstructured data growth. However, finding adequate solutions for addressing the growing data volumes is just the first step of the equation. Once data has been appropriately stored, it becomes subject to stringent regulatory and legal mandates. The risks to an organization’s reputation with the inadvertent disclosure of electronically stored information or the commercial risks associated with the loss of data from natural or man-made disasters are too great to leave unaddressed. The bigger the data, the bigger the risk. A data centric approach to the protection and retention of data is needed – one that delivers Data Identity and Security Management through Data Defined Storage.
While it has become something of a buzz word, big data is addressing one of the most pressing business challenges of modern times, that of unrestrained data growth. From CFOs desperately trying to rein in escalating storage costs, to CIOs struggling to contain regulatory risks associated with growing volumes of unstructured data and CEOs who recognize the need to transform the business to best exploit new data-driven opportunities, big data is at the heart of competitive advantage. At Tarmin, our focus is on Data Defined Storage, the data centric management approach to data management. This approach is realized through Media Independent Data Storage, Data Security and Identity Management, and Distributed Metadata Repositories. These three key technology innovations form the emerging market category requirements of Data Defined Storage and lay out Tarmin’s vision for addressing the challenge of massive data growth.
Briefly describe any new cloud storage products/services that you would like to feature?
Tarmin GridBank for Cloud Storage offers unique capabilities that drive greater scalability and business agility. GridBank’s unique capabilities include a Distributed Metabase technology that optimizes global data accessibility for superior total data management and Object Dedupe capabilities that markedly lowers costs while addressing risk management and related objectives.