Metadata as a Rosetta Stone for Managing Both Data and Storage Resources

At Fujifilm’s 11th Annual Global IT Executive Summit, StrongBox Data Solutions CEO Floyd Christofferson spoke about the transformative power that aggregating multiple forms of metadata can bring to managing extreme data growth in multi-vendor storage environments.

Unstructured data is growing at unprecedented rates, and is being retained longer, across ever-more storage choices. The problem is this adds significant complexity to IT staff and users, which leads to workflow disruption and less efficient (and thus more costly) storage utilization. Cross-platform data sprawl is inevitable. But letting that reality drive up storage costs or impact operations does not need to be. 

In his speech, Floyd addresses these questions and shows how aggregating multiple sources of information about the data and multiple storage resources can be a solution to bring order to the chaos in heterogeneous storage environments.