Euroson America, Inc. Announces A Storage Software Tool To Determine the Amount of Inactive Data

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PoINT File System Analyzer is an Easy to Use Tool That Provides Dynamic Analysis of the Amount of Storage Data Used

Euroson America

Only active data should be stored. Typically up to 80 % of the data in primary storage is inactive.

Euroson America, Inc., the North American Distribution Partner for PoINT Software & Systems GmbH announces the availability of the PoINT File System Analyzer, a software tool to allow data storage administrators to determine the amount of inactive data in a their primary storage systems.

Typically as files grow older, the frequency of access decreases to a level which is almost negligible. This results in a situation where expensive primary storage is not used efficiently because system capacity is overloaded with inactive files. This has additional negative impact on the backup and retrieval process.

PoINT File System Analyzer includes an intuitive user interface to provide an easy to use tool which allows you to measure this level of inefficiency by analyzing an existing file system based upon file attributes like “last access time” or “last modification time” and providing “real numbers”

Upon specification of the file system to be analyzed the tool starts scanning. After scanning the program provides the user with a tool for dynamic analysis of the amount of data which is not accessed by clients and applications. Using these scan results the parameters “Age of active data less then …” can be dynamically modified to see how the relation between active and inactive data changes, without the need for additional file system scans.

The program provides the results in a graphical view presenting the amount of inactive data in relation to active data. The tool presents the results of an analysis in five different views.

Primary storage systems have high acquisition and maintenance costs. For keeping costs down and avoiding storage capacity extensions only active data should be stored there. “In reality the situation is often totally different”, explains Kevin Byrne, President of Euroson America, Inc. “Typically up to 80 % of the data in primary storage is inactive.”

The PoINT File System Analyzer is provided free of charge to prospective customers who are in an enterprise environment and is intended to illustrate the potential savings from adopting a Tiered Storage and Archiving solution such as PoINT Storage Manager Software.

About PoINT
PoINT Software & Systems GmbH is specialized in the development of software products and systems solutions for storage and management of data using all available mass storage technologies like hard disks, magnetic tapes and optical media. Close collaboration with leading hardware manufacturers enables early support of innovative storage technologies. Besides these complete solutions PoINT also offers its know-how as Toolkits, which can be easily integrated in other applications by the programming interface. Furthermore PoINT projects entire storage solutions and provides consultancy with his long-term and versatile experience. PoINT products are distributed by 50 partners in more than 25 countries and have been installed successfully in more than 2 million installations world-wide. PoINT customers range from end users expecting a compact and secure solution to large corporations, which comply with our solutions their complex demands by providing the necessary reliability and perfection.

About Euroson America, Inc.
Euroson America, Inc. is a leading storage management solutions provider featuring software and systems that support the direct connection of Optical and Tape Library systems, automated Disc Publishing Systems as well as hosted data storage. With an extensive Electronic Content Management (ECM) partner network. Euroson and our channel partners offer complete system integration, support, and post-deployment training to ensure success. Founded in 1989 the company is located in Brentwood, NY and sells products and solutions throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, please call 800-423-1122 or visit

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