GridBank for Files and Objects

GridBank for Files and Objects provides a comprehensive unstructured data management solution, delivering continuous on demand data access and analytics, information governance and reduced storage costs


GridBank for Files and Objects Overview

Unstructured Data Management

As information becomes increasingly central to business outcomes, the organizations of today are facing ceaseless growth in unstructured data and are struggling to meet the associated information management challenges. The volume of unstructured data generation across the corporate network is growing at ever greater velocity and in ever greater variety and complexity. GridBank for Files and Objects provides a high performance policy-orchestrated object storage platform for management of unstructured data, bringing a high availability networked data ingestion engine with globally distributed throughput, compatible with all industry leading file formats for big data analytics and information understanding.

Centralized Data Repository

As unstructured data proliferates across the network, created throughout the organization through a vast array of applications, left to themselves, end-users tend to store business critical data at the periphery of the corporate environment. With more and more data outside the control of IT policies, stored on desktops, laptops and mobile devices, the risk of data loss or hardware failure is amplified. GridBank for Files and Objects delivers a platform for centralizing archive data management, bringing control of information assets back within the reach of corporate IT policies and enabling big analytics on the collated information for enhanced understanding, business insights and decision making.

Compliance and Litigation Preparedness

Electronically Stored Information (ESI) is now a focal point for governmental oversight and regulatory requirements. As the overheads of managing unstructured data increase, the regulations concerning data retention and disposal become increasingly stringent, specifying legal minimum and maximum retention periods. Additionally, organizations have a legal obligation to identify, discover, collect and preserve all relevant ESI when involved in litigation proceedings. GridBank for Files and Objects delivers a platform for controlling risk by providing legally defensible retention and disposal policy management, powerful search and e-Discovery tools, along with fully granular legal hold to protect and preserve the integrity of legally significant data.

Reduced Total Cost of Ownership

As data volumes increase, the cost of storage and management of information assets continues to grow. While organizations can invest in more expensive disk arrays with greater capacities and their associated backup devices, this leads to ever increasing hardware costs, longer backup windows, significant storage management overheads and increased load on primary servers decreasing performance and increasing the risk of outages. GridBank for Files and Objects automates information management with compression and Object Dedupe to reduce data volumes, migrating data to cost effective secondary storage, reducing the load on primary servers and minimizing total cost of ownership.