Gain control of copy data with Veritas Copy Data Management. Copy data sprawl is estimated to cost IT organizations $50.63 billion dollars by 2019. The risk of unstructured data access increases as the number of copies grow without the ability to control access to those copies. It’s time to take control of copy data, reclaim your storage, and return capital and operational expenditure, while driving innovation and implementing better data strategies that will enable operational agility while strengthening information governance. Do more with your copy data. IT departments are constantly battling operational dilemmas when it comes to enabling access to data without generating a myriad of copies of the same data (copy data sprawl) to enable the business with Veritas Copy Data Management. This challenge is known amongst the industry as copy data management. What if you could do more with your data protection copies? What if you could make those copies available for test and development, or analytics by simply deploying data virtualization technology? The new world of rapid data access.
It’s common to hear that test and development teams often wait days and sometimes weeks to obtain the data they need. This delay in obtaining data creates a time to access gaps caused by the complex process of requesting, gaining permission, and provisioning storage. Veritas Copy Data Management data virtualization technology eliminates the time to access gap by providing authorized users rapid self-service access to data, when and where they need it. No more waiting, delays or resource dependencies associated with obtaining fresh data. Now you can accelerate application development with more accurate data resulting in improved efficiency, faster time to market, and a competitive edge. As business units’ requirements for IT agility continue to expand and diversify, workload administrators (i.e., database administrators, file administrators, and others) have become more involved in every aspect of data protection and data management. This trend toward more direct involvement is logical, considering the deep insights that DBAs have about the platforms and datasets that they are responsible for.
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Indeed, ESG research reveals the same dynamic occurring with virtualization administrators and managers of unstructured file storage systems. Workload administrators are becoming more influential and involved in the data protection/data management life cycle, which has driven an increase in their consumption of workload specific tools for data management. ESG is seeing an upward trend related to leveraging specific data management tools for non database workloads as well. Essentially, evidence seems to indicate that both role specific administrators and workload specific tools are rising in relevance. The broad-based activity of data management encompasses even from a single workload perspective — myriad copies created to support both data protection initiatives and non data protection initiatives (i.e., test-dev and analytics), not to mention the production copy used by the workforce. Unfortunately, while most of those copies provide business value to workload administrators, IT ops teams, and people across the organization, they often cause acute storage consumption problems and are costly to the business in terms of both retention and management.
Responding in an efficient and cost-effective method is even harder. Taking advantage of opportunities requires an organization to be nimble and agile. To support this goal, many IT groups have replaced traditional Waterfall development methodologies with agile practices. In this environment, more and more organizations seek faster release cycles. One of the main ways of achieving that objective is ensuring that test and development can get access to the right information, at the right time — not three weeks after the initial request with Veritas Copy Data Management. Data agility is critical in making this all possible. One hot topic that every modern business has on their radar for 2016 is business agility. IT organizations are dealing more than ever with a significant amount of challenges when it comes to being agile in supporting the company business objectives, but if there is one huge elephant in the room that should be addressed today when it comes to challenges, that is data agility is for business agility what water is for humans.
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