With operational data growing at an exponential rate, Iowa Glass was running out of data storage space and had to decide whether to buy more disk or manage their data more effectively with software.
Not unlike most commercial and government entities, operational data at Iowa Glass was growing faster than they could effectively manage it. New data retention policies, growth through acquisition, and eMail were all contributing factors. Although the raw cost of disk storage hardware has declined in recent years, the cost of managing it, insuring availability to users, compliance for auditors, and recoverability from a disaster, was becoming more difficult and potentially expensive. Iowa Glass utilizes SAN based disk storage and was looking for a more cost effective solution for the secure retention of unchanging and historical data. Cost effectiveness was not the only driver, however, transparency and accessibility to the end-user was key and a disaster recovery capability had to be provided.
About BridgeHead Software
BridgeHead Software is a storage management software company focused on protecting and managing data throughout its lifecycle. The company’s platform automates data lifecycle management and fully integrates data migration, backup, archiving and replication for files, email, images and structured data. Through our best of breed technology partnerships we facilitate cost effective and fully protected Data Lifecycle Management (pDLM), enabling effective disaster recovery, business continuance and corporate governance strategies. BridgeHead has an established worldwide customer base and a growing international distribution network that provides sales, support, training and consulting services.
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