A large volume of data accrues in media companies. These data have to be stored for a long time and must be permanently accessible. Historical and old datasets are significantly less common than current data. The task is now to relocate historical data in a transparent and automatic way from the online dataset to a more favorable long-term storage.
60 TB of data is currently hosted on the central file server in the media company. Dataglobal CS file management solution now relocates historical files, i.e. files that have not been accessed for over a year automatically from the central, highly available online file server to cheaper long-term storage systems. Existing processes are not impaired and the way employees work is not influenced. Relocating is completely transparent – for all employees and applications. All data are still virtually available in the online area, but no longer occupy any storage space. In order to ensure the high demands on data security and data availability, these are simultaneously relocated to two different locations.
The infrastructure is relieved of burden, backup times are minimized, and in the event of a disaster the systems can be re-deployed in a very short time. In addition, the infrastructure costs can be significantly decreased.