DataGlobal Announces Virtual Cloud Storage Capabilities Scalable to Multiple Data Centers Across the Enterprise

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ERS next generation highly available, parallel processing storage management software easily scales to petabytes; delivers powerful data classification, migration and retrieval capabilities

With cloud storage, there is no longer any need to constantly purchase large amounts of storage which result in expensive storage overprovisioning. By enabling cloud storage capabilities, companies can pay only for what they need when they need it, taking advantage of the expected price declines in storage capacity costs over time.

DataGlobal, a leading technology innovator of data center storage management solutions, today announced the immediate availability of its Archive Cloud capabilities for its Enterprise Resource Suite (ERS.) An enterprise-class storage management software solution, DataGlobal ERS delivers the highest performing data classification, migration and retrieval capabilities in the industry. A highly automated, centrally managed storage management platform, DataGlobal ERS is the only technology capable of scanning over ½ billion data files per hour in the data center, enabling administrators to regularly analyze the composition of their data storage. The result is the first storage platform capable of delivering real-time data intelligence on a daily basis, enabling vital resource allocation and capacity management decisions in today's data centers. With its new Archive Cloud capabilities, DataGlobal ERS can feed storage data to both private and public clouds to further manage the storage infrastructure.

"With the astronomical growth and deployment of server virtualization within the data center, managing and protecting the seismic volumes of data on both physical and virtual systems is becoming more of a challenge than ever before," said Wolfgang Munz, CEO of DataGlobal. "The constant addition of virtual machines to an already complicated IT environment combined with increasingly convoluted licensing models dramatically increase the workload on an administrator, affecting the performance level of the business and challenging data protection policies. DataGlobal ERS can help reduce this complexity by overcoming these multifaceted data management challenges to lessen the burden on the administrator while significantly reducing costs at the same time."

DataGlobal Enterprise Resource Suite (ERS) enables today's Fortune 1000 to conquer exponential data growth and sprawling virtualized environments by allowing organizations to view their data by size, type, user, access and creation date, providing a daily snapshot of the content of their data storage. DataGlobal ERS even enables organizations to see inside their virtual servers in order to index the content. All aspects of storage management in virtualized environments can be controlled including archival, storage tiering, replication and reporting - all integrated to deliver a complete virtual storage management solution that can be directed from a single console.

DataGlobal ERS is built on a powerful analysis engine able to quickly scan and classify large amounts of data. A series of light weight, multi-threaded agents are distributed throughout the data center's file servers to perform ultra-fast meta-data collection. These agents enable simultaneous execution of multiple system processes among thousands of servers which delivers the breakthrough scanning performance needed to execute extremely fast file classification within huge environments. The lightweight architecture of the agents combined with the offloading of intensive analysis to the ERS control center delivers the robust and scalable data management capabilities needed to ensure that network performance is not compromised. The new ability to migrate data to the virtual cloud extends the power of the DataGlobal ERS storage management platform, providing tangible capital and operational cost savings by enabling a seamless transition that incorporates both private and public cloud storage. .

"Cloud storage provides a variable cost, pay-as-you-go acquisition model that scales dynamically with the data pool.," Munz continued. "With cloud storage, there is no longer any need to constantly purchase large amounts of storage which result in expensive storage overprovisioning. By enabling cloud storage capabilities, companies can pay only for what they need when they need it, taking advantage of the expected price declines in storage capacity costs over time."

With the new cloud storage capabilities of DataGlobal ERS, administrators can more easily manage the storage needs of data centers that are exploding from floors of buildings to physical warehouse-like structures larger than 500,000 square feet with over 150,000 servers holding in excess of 50 billion objects. Its ultrafast scanning technology allows administrators to scan, classify, sort, migrate and archive all of this data while enabling individual files to be quickly located and retrieved as needed. Integrating cloud storage into the proven, hardened and trusted IT infrastructure is simplified as well, causing minimal disruption to existing IT processes and procedures while providing access for the data center to cloud storage.

In fact, due to its platform and vendor independence, ERS is easily integrated into a customer's existing ecosystem with a common interface and set of processes to manage the physical and virtual storage infrastructure. Its Policy Engine ensures that the workflow can be extended and customized to meet the data center's storage management needs with the ability to automate the execution of manual, repetitive tasks that are required to provision and manage a virtual infrastructure. DataGlobal ERS also provides administrators with a visual dashboard and array of reporting capabilities. Its pre-defined, out-of-the-box policy templates ensure that set up and configuration can be completed in half of a day to minimize operational interruptions, a critical point to meet the high availability needs of corporate data centers. Finally, no server reboots are needed during installation, ensuring a completely non-disruptive set up process.

ERS' powerful capacity management tools enable data center managers to measure current loads, test for anticipated loads, and gather usage trends over time. At the same time, its decision report tools enable the organization to understand total costs across the data center by tracking resource usage to specific applications and user groups. Usage based reporting enables the chargeback of IT assets. As a result, today's storage administrators can utilize ERS' tiered storage policies, its data reduction capabilities and reporting capabilities to effectively manage capacity growth.


DataGlobal's Archive Cloud capabilities are immediately available.


Since its founding in 1992, DataGlobal has led the industry in developing and delivering innovative solutions that proactively manage the massive data information assets of today's large data centers. From its experience as a data center storage management service provider, DataGlobal has leveraged the unique knowledge acquired from its real world, customer engagements in order to develop a powerful storage management software platform. Specifically designed to meet the data management needs of complex heterogeneous environments within large data centers, DataGlobal's products and turn-key services offer customers a high degree of added value by offering solutions to previously unsolved problems. DataGlobal has developed an enviable list of top tier industrial and financial customers such as Audi and Bosch. DataGlobal also boasts an impressive list of technology partners that include Microsoft, Data Domain, EMC, HP, Hitachi, IBM, LSI, NetApp, Permabit and Sun Microsystems. Dedicated to bringing the benefits of efficient control and monitoring of all resources involved in the complex IT landscape, DataGlobal is newly available to the Fortune 1000 in the rest of the world. For more information, please visit us at

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