Face it: your filers are probably a mess. Do you really know what’s on them? How can you when there are millions, or maybe billions, of files in your organization.
It’s impossible to handle file data manually. Odds are good that you’re wasting a lot of disk space, backup space, archive space, and so forth, and adding risk to your compliance and data governance policies.
DataAnalyzer, from ProLion, is a simple to use tool that will analyze your NetApp filer data and return easy-to-read reports that will provide you the insight and understanding you need to start cleaning house and ensuring you’re complying with corporate policy.
Among the many insights available from DataAnalyzer, you will learn:
Armed with these insights, you can take targeted action to clean up your file environment. We’ve seen users recover as much as 80% of their storage space. That’s serious savings!
You can also clear out old files that may be creating a compliance hazard. You’ll be a hero to your legal department.
And since DataAnalyzer work with Active Directory, it can also identify file owners (users, departments), so you can target storage abusers or provide clear charge-back reporting. There is also a search function that allows you to identify specific files or groups of files.
Take a look at some of the reports.
DataAnalyzer makes charge-back easy because you can see exactly how much file storage is being consumed by users and groups.
Trend analysis is also included. Based on historical storage growth, DataAnalyzer can provide predictions of future storage consumption, allowing you to plan ahead for storage upgrades and expansion. Though you’ll be saving so much space you might be able to put that off for a long time!
DataAnalyzer runs on a separate server or virtual machine. It collects meta-data across your NetApp environment (7-mode or Clustered Data ONTAP) and stores it in a database such as MS SQL, Oracle or mySQL (your choice). Finished reports are visualized using Microsoft Excel, a familiar tool that allows you to manipulate data as needed. Repots can also be displayed in PowerPoint or Tableau Viewer, so information can be readily shared.
DataAnalyzer is a high-performance solution that lets you analyze as many as 10 million files per hour, per volume. You can also analyze multiple volumes in parallel to further speed the process. A full scan is only required upon first installing the software.
DataAnalyzer provides numerous pre-configured reports, and customized reports can also be created. Following is a sampling of available reports.
Based off past activity, this report predicts storage trends into the future, allowing you to pre-plan for necessary storage expansion and/or take steps to delete or migrate files. Calculations can be performed per application, users or groups, or by overall disk consumption.
DataAnalyzer is licensed per NetApp controller, with pricing tiered according to the NetApp model number. There are no capacity limitations in terms of total storage or number of files, making DataAnalyzer licensing very easy to manage.
Please contact us for a price quote.