For many organisations, the growing cost and complexity of storing, protecting, and recovering business data assets, takes focus and resources away from supporting critical business processes and new IT initiatives.
Global Storage’s MTSM Assessment provides organisations a detailed breakdown of the different tiers of data and applications that exist within their IT environment with respect to their importance, value and ongoing use to the business.
By understanding this breakdown, Global Storage can identify a suitable data storage, recovery and archival strategy, specifically aligned with the organisations data growth trends, application types and recovery objectives.
The end result is a structured and proven approach to ongoing data management that drives down cost, improves efficiency, reduces business risk, and improves resource management.
ASSESSMENT & DATA CAPTURE
This first stage in the MTSM Assessment includes an onsite workshop run by Global Storage’s business continuity and recovery team to identify data and application types within the Customers IT environment and map their relationship to business processes and departments.
During this stage data discovery tools are also used to collect information and statistics on key data areas across the IT environment and an assessment of current protection and recovery capabilities is carried out. Customer data tiers are broken down into three key categories: Tier 1 – Mission Critical, Tier 2 – Business Critical and Tier 3 – Important and Historical data.
ANALYSIS & REPORTING STAGE
The second stage involves analysing the captured information and data to indentify current key storage usage and growth patterns and to document any areas of exposure or risk to the business.
Data and application types are classified into appropriate tiers of importance with a particular focus on the breakdown of data type, size, age, and importance to the business.
FINDINGS & RECOMMENDATIONS
Upon completion of the assessment, customers are presented with the final assessment and key findings, including a recommended approach to implementing a multi-tier storage management, recovery and archival strategy for the organisation. Additional key storage recommendations are also made during this presentation together with cost estimates.
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