Have your File Servers Turned into Digital Landfills?

Most companies don’t know what files they have lurking in their file servers - and don’t have the time to go through them to find out. This turns them into what amounts to digital landfills.

Has your File Shares turned into an unmanaged dumping ground? Clean up your file servers to reduce costs, increase productivity, and lower regulatory and legal risk by moving or extending them to the cloud.

Overview

Most organizations still rely on growing file shares for employee use as well as a catchall for other types of files. However, there is rarely information management policies applied to manage these file shares with the result that they often turn into digital landfills.

These digital dumping grounds contain what is referred to as dark or grey data – untracked, unmanaged, and unknown files. But in today’s regulatory and legal environment, dark data has become a huge risk. This unmanaged data includes:

<p>End-user (work) files</p>

End-user (work) files

<p>System files</p>

System files

<p>Backups</p>

Backups

<p>VMs</p>

VMs

<p>Mainframe reports</p>

Mainframe reports

<p>Temp files</p>

Temp files

<p>System files</p>

System files

<p>Log files</p>

Log files

<p>Expired files</p>

Expired files

<p>Duplicates</p>

Duplicates

With Archive2Azure for Files, your file share data is extended into your Azure tenancy – at a much lower cost. In fact, Archive2Azure for Files extends data storage to your Azure tenancy based on policies such as date created, custodian, and last date accessed, among others.

<p>Extend file share storage to your lower cost Azure tenancy</p>

Extend file share storage to your lower cost Azure tenancy

<p>Perform storage analysis and proactively report on file server data</p>

Perform storage analysis and proactively report on file server data

<p>Preserve original file fidelity for eDiscovery and regulatory compliance</p>

Preserve original file fidelity for eDiscovery and regulatory compliance

<p>Provide granular user access controls and data encryption</p>

Provide granular user access controls and data encryption

<p>Provide end-user access via individual access application</p>

Provide end-user access via individual access application

<p>Reduce file share storage costs by as much as 90%</p>

Reduce file share storage costs by as much as 90%

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Microsoft is committed to collaborating with solutions providers that help our customers meet their IT, business, legal and regulations requirements. We are delighted to deepen our relationship with Archive360, and look forward to working with them to help ensure our financial services Microsoft Azure customers enjoy the cloud platform with the largest compliance portfolio in the industry

Tad Brockway, GM, Azure Storage at Microsoft

Really slick solution, and this was the reason why I could start migrating the customer to the cloud, so I appreciate you guys…this unstuck a situation for us.

Christopher Jennings, Modern Workplace Solution Specialist at Microsoft Corporation

Resources

Video

Archive2Azure Introduction Video

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Files Product Brief

Archive2Azure for Files Product Brief

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