Symantec Vision Session – Dell & Symantec: E-mail and file archive solutions

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Note: these are my (mostly) unedited session notes. This session focused on Dell DX object storage with Symantec Enterprise Vault

Data starts when the data is created. Need bigger backups, need more primary storage.

Storing is not the hard thing, the harder thing is managing the data.

90% of errors are human errors. So risk to manage data is as important as storing data

There is a decline in budget, but applications are making more and more data

Data should be classified, and sent to the right tier based on what type of info it is.

How long does it take to restore from tape? What happens if you have to freeze data based on a court order?

According to symantic – nearly half files backed up are over 90 days old.

Files over 90 days old occupy ~17% of toital storage (abt 4.8T)

From audience: files may be over 90 days but you still need them for a biz reason, dedupe and archiving helps with that

From audience: why does it have to be object storage?

So what’s more important? meta data? tiering? object storage?
It depends. 🙂 Scalability, non-classifiable data (x-rays),

Mail admins – psts and local machines. Worst case scenario for mail admins cuz you dont have access to pst on local laptop

DX based on rack-based x86 server platform

From audience: In small environment wouldn’t another EQL rack fix problem? It depends. DX may be the solution if you are in a regulatory situation

DX objects are ideally suited for unstructured data, just add nodes as you need them.

from audience: does object storage have enterprise vault installed on it? Answer: yes

American Systems reduced backup time by 65%

Formula 1 team had a 50% reduction in email storage and server infrastructure

Mitel saved 8million (US) in labor productivity gains, const savings, etc

Understand customer needs, and build based on numbers gathered, etc

Solutions are co-engineered and tested

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