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In this short video we again help with the struggle of managing unstructured data and leveraging the S3 API for cloud-to-cloud management (whether public or on-prem). Join Jon Toor, CMO from Cloudian in this short video.

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Object storage for managing the lifecycle of files w. @Cloudian

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In this short video we again help with the struggle of managing unstructured data and leveraging the S3 API for cloud-to-cloud management (whether public or on-prem). Join Jon Toor, CMO from Cloudian in this short video.

 

hi Dave Littman with Truth in IT joined

00:13

again by Jon Toor CMO of Cloudian Jon

00:17

let's talk about enterprise object

00:18

storage as it pertains to file lifecycle

00:21

management now thanks a lot Dave and let

00:24

me just start with slide number 20 just

00:26

to kind of put this in perspective

00:28

you know one thing people are really

00:30

interested in with object storage as I

00:31

said is how do you how do you use it

00:33

what's the you know what's the value of

00:35

this and I wanted to just give a little

00:36

snapshot of some of the range of

00:39

solutions that are possible with

00:41

enterprise object storage and we talked

00:43

about enterprise backup we talked about

00:45

media asset management there's also you

00:48

know desktop back up there's file sync

00:50

and share today in this video we're

00:52

gonna talk about nas nas offload but

00:55

what all these things are enabled by and

00:57

what makes object storage so exciting

00:59

right now is the s3 API so reason why

01:05

you're hearing so much about object

01:07

storage right now is object storage is

01:09

of course you know there's the storage

01:11

of the cloud if you look at what you

01:13

know Amazon and Google and Microsoft all

01:14

build their stores so this is on that's

01:17

object storage and in the course of that

01:20

build-out happening there's been a an

01:23

emerging standard with s3 so the s3 API

01:27

not to be confused with the s3 storage

01:30

service

01:31

the s3 API is the common language across

01:35

cloud platforms and across all these

01:38

different applications that support

01:39

object storage so the beauty is all

01:42

these things now work on prem in your

01:45

data center using the same api that's

01:49

compatible across all these different

01:50

environments and this file management

01:54

piece we're going to talk about today is

01:55

it's just a great example of that so

01:58

let's move on to slide number 21 and

02:01

what is the challenge we're addressing

02:03

here well of course the challenge is you

02:05

know the 50 percent annual growth and

02:07

unstructured data and you know where is

02:10

that information primarily going right

02:12

now we'll judge

02:13

of it is going onto nanosystems now

02:15

Enterprise nanosystems and really that

02:18

the challenge with that is the

02:21

proliferation of NAS devices and the

02:23

complexity that comes with it the cost

02:25

that comes with it it's very difficult

02:28

and expensive to manage a large pool of

02:31

NAS devices and there are simpler ways

02:34

and there's an easier way to get this

02:36

job done but we need to do that without

02:39

causing disruption if we can't solve one

02:42

problem and create another one we've

02:44

gotta solve the problem absolutely and

02:46

that's exactly what this solution does

02:49

so what is this solution that's slide

02:52

number 22 and this is you know file

02:54

lifecycle management with the

02:57

combination of Cloudian object storage

03:00

and comprise comprise is a software

03:04

company that it's specifically dedicated

03:06

to file lifecycle management that's all

03:09

they do and they do it really really

03:11

well and what this does is that migrates

03:15

inactive or dormant files from you know

03:19

your net app or your Isilon or your

03:21

Windows servers to Cloudian but it does

03:24

it in a way which is completely non

03:27

disruptive so if you look at your dead

03:30

app device and people we offer people

03:33

this service for free will come in and

03:35

do a scan on your net up and tell you

03:37

exactly how your files are being used

03:39

what people find is about 60% of those

03:42

files have been untouched in the last

03:44

year so that's 60 percent of your

03:46

capacity that could be recovered

03:48

instantaneously by taking those files

03:50

and putting them on to another device

03:54

similarly with your backup job all that

03:57

all that data is currently sitting in

04:00

your backup license it's can be sitting

04:02

in your backup time time window we can

04:05

again remove that from the backup job

04:07

and the beauty is this all happens with

04:10

no change to user access so when a user

04:13

goes to get us file back from the net

04:15

after the Isilon or the Windows Server

04:17

it's still there or at least so it

04:20

appears and it just read gets recovered

04:22

from the Cloudian device

04:24

instantaneously and with zero delay

04:27

so it's a very clean way of clearing out

04:33

data from your overburdened nas devices

04:37

recovering capacity on those devices

04:39

recovering performance on those devices

04:41

because by the way that capacity is also

04:44

slowing you down and doing it in a way

04:47

which is non disruptive if you look at

04:51

the economics of this on slide number 23

04:53

it saves about 50 percent on cost and

04:57

that's including the cost of the Cloudian device the cost of the software

05:00

itself simply by taking that device off

05:05

of the mass and by taking it out of your

05:07

backup environment it provides

05:08

substantial savings and also given

05:11

shortens a backup job and as I said also

05:13

recovers performance on your NAS device

05:15

so low cost continuous scalability and

05:19

it's simple to use it's simple to use on

05:21

the on the Cloudian side because you're

05:23

managing all that capacity within a

05:25

single limitlessly scalable environment

05:28

and this is part it's really critical

05:30

because you think about your pool of NAS

05:33

devices you may have multiple nez

05:36

devices for different users and groups

05:37

all of them can be hooked up to the

05:42

cloud Ian for a single pool of second to

05:47

your data that Cloudian environment as

05:51

luminously scalable so you don't have to

05:53

have multiple pools or you can have one

05:54

pool that is serving all your different

05:57

nas environments and because it has

05:59

non-disruptive capacity expansion you

06:01

can expand that pool at any time and in

06:04

your managing all of that from a single

06:05

pane of glass so it's a very very simple

06:08

environment to provide that that backup

06:12

target this from a comp rise standpoint

06:17

it's also very easy you're you're you're

06:19

seeing all of your data and selecting

06:21

the policy based on whatever rules you

06:24

pick so it can be frequency of access

06:27

you know the take a less frequently

06:29

accessed files and move them off or you

06:31

can move off specific file types or

06:33

sizes file owner you can say you know

06:36

certain owners never get migrated off

06:38

certain owners you know immediately get

06:40

migrated off

06:41

at all it's all up to you how how that

06:43

migration occurs but whatever is chosen

06:46

you know it's it's zero impact to the

06:48

end-user and the beauty is we can come

06:50

in and in the space of an hour we can

06:54

show you the potential savings using

06:57

this in a free assessment so it's a very

07:00

quick way to have a look get your hands

07:03

on the software try it out for yourself

07:06

and decide if it's right for you and

07:09

learn something at the same time for

07:11

free so we're happy to and perform that

07:14

service for folks so I think this is an

07:16

environment that clears up one real

07:19

problem in the unstructured data world

07:21

is how do I manage capacity growth

07:23

here's a way to do it in a way that's

07:25

not interrupted low cost and frankly

07:27

really easy to use yeah fantastic Jon

07:30

that was a great walk through you know

07:33

with the explosion of growth of

07:34

unstructured data the ability to sort of

07:37

see what you have and understand what

07:40

you can do with it to cut your costs is

07:42

really a very compelling argument to

07:45

make so thanks very much for taking the

07:47

time to speak with us today thank you

07:49

okay thanks for watching and come back

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