Managing File Server Storage Growth - the Mistake of Buying More Storage Hardware

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New White Paper addresses the common mistake organizations make in buying more expensive storage hardware in tough economic times and shows strategies and solutions for how to solve file server storage growth without buying more hardware.

Waterford Technologies, a leader in ease-of-use file and email management solutions, released a new white paper on cost effective ways to manage the increasing growth of data stored on file servers without buying new hardware. Why Software File Archiving is More Cost Effective than Buying More Storage Hardware addresses the common mistake organizations make in buying more expensive storage hardware in tough economic times.

Managers are challenged in implementing cost effective ways to handle the explosive growth of storage requirements. Organizations have to consider the reality and value of their data when assessing hardware and software solutions to address their expanding needs. The typical response of adding expensive disk options is not a wise business or career decision.

“Every user continues to generate more files, save larger files and download more files than ever before,” said Tom Politowski, President of Waterford Technologies. “Even though hardware storage prices per gigabyte are dropping, buying more storage hardware is not the best choice since the cost of storage management is astronomical in comparison. It is surprising to see organizations wasting their precious budgets on more hardware when there are many cost efficient alternatives available.”

Why Software File Archiving is More Cost Effective than Buying More Storage Hardware takes a closer look at cost-effective alternatives for those organizations who can’t continue to make storage hardware capital expenditures in a tight economy. With the number of files per user increasing daily, along with the average size of each file (due to bigger attachments and more rich text, high resolution images, and video) many businesses are quickly hitting their storage capacity years before their planned targets and experiencing performance problems and longer backup cycles.

“Organizations need effective and economical solutions for solving storage problems that avoid purchasing high-priced hardware. This white paper describes how IT managers can leverage what they already have by creating virtual volumes on less expensive storage hardware,” said Politowski.

The eight page white paper can be downloaded at http://www.waterfordtechnologies.com/WhitePapers.

Waterford Technologies also provides a free software tool, Storage Savings Estimator, to see how much space is wasted on your file servers. You can download it without registration at http://www.waterfordtechnologies.com/file-management/file-archiver/file-analyzer-lite/.

About Waterford Technologies
Waterford Technologies is the leading provider of cost effective software solutions for email and file management to organizations worldwide. With over 2,000 product installations globally, Waterford Technologies provides a full range of email and data management and reporting products for archiving, compliance, legal discovery and storage management. MM File Analyzer and MM File Archiver deliver reports and automated policies to save storage space and eliminate the need for expensive hardware upgrades. MailMeter provides safe and secure archiving to reduce the cost of email management, reduces the cost of legal investigations related to email, and meets compliance regulatory requirements. More information is available by going to http://www.waterfordtechnologies.com.

Media Contact:
Lisa Politowski    
Waterford Technologies, Inc.    
LisaP(at)waterfordtechnologies(dot)com
949-428-9300 x408

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