End User Interaction
NORTHERN STORAGE SUITE
RECLAIM | REDUCE | MAXIMIZE
Northern Storage Suite is a storage management solution; a software solution that allows you to bridge the gap between how your storage resources are being used and how you want them to be used saving your organization both time and money while making it possible to better plan future investments.
Today administration stands for a staggering 80% of the total cost of your storage infrastructure and data increases by more than 60% year-over-year. Add to this that the average storage device contains more than a third irrelevant data and it becomes obvious that efficient storage management is a critical bottom line imperative. Northern Storage Suite will quickly help you perform an initial clean up, change your users behavior to reduce growth rates and as a consequence let you push back additional hardware investments.
Reclaim Wasted Storage Capacity
Reclaim wasted capacity by insight into your storage environment - remove old, duplicate and non work-related files. We guarantee that you get 30% of your used capacity back in just the first thirty days. A third less data stored will translate into shorter back-up cycles, faster access times and administration, not to mention decreased legal exposure after removing copyrighted music and movie files.
Reduce Storage Growth Rates
Reduce growth rates by changing how your users behave through disk quotas, blocking of unwanted file types and providing tools for user self-management. Even a small reduction in usage growth rates will have a very considerable impact over time. Slowing the data growth will significantly affect administrative costs, energy costs and pure hardware costs in terms of added disk.
Maximize Returns on Existing Storage Infrastructure
Reclaiming capacity and reducing growth will allow you to maximize your existing storage investments by making them last even longer. At some point though, no matter how efficiently or aggressively you manage user data, you will need to add more capacity. The longer you can hold off while maintaining peak productivity, the more value your organization gains from your existing hardware. Couple this with Northern Storage Suite's advanced forecasting and trend analysis and you will be better prepared once it's time to advance your storage environment.
Whether using Windows, SAN or NAS, Northern Storage Suite allows you to reclaim capacity, reduce growth and maximize returns on your investments smartly, easily, and efficiently.
- Soft Quotas: use quotas simply to trigger notifications
- Hard Quotas: set hard ceilings for users and disk objects
- User Quotas: control usage by user in department shares
- Directory Quotas: set quotas on individual directories
- File Block: prevent specific file types from being saved
- File Allow: only allow specific file types to be saved
- Interface: information-rich and customizable
End User Interaction
- Report to users: show files that could be safely deleted
- Interactive reports: allow action directly within reports
- Timely reports: send a user her report at quota threshold
- Secure reports: run in the user's security context
- Drill-down interface: from overview to specific bottleneck
- Scheduled reporting: regular updates on areas of interest
- User reports: list all files owned by a specific account
- Binary format reports: list all renamed MP3 files
- Exchange reports: report on mailbox size
- Duplicate file reports: across the network or share level
- Usage history: at all drill-down levels including file types
- Projections: project usage for hosts, volumes and users
- Near full: list volumes with dangerous growth rates
- Warning flags: draw attention for immediate action
- Warning flags: point to where future problems will lie
- Action recommendations: outline viable strategies
- Financial reports: spread awareness of the financial costs
- Strict billing: spread payable invoice for storage service
- Cost centers: charge for usage by user, group, OU, path
- Data sources: file system, exchange, quota
- Open process: replace hidden scripts with open process
- Scheduled cleanup: nightly removal of MP4 files
- Scheduled move: monthly zip and move of old files
- Immediate mail: watch for changes in a webpage
File System Quotas