Intelligent Disk Space Management
Users hoard data - be it in a private or professional environment. While cheap storage floods the markets, the amount of data downloaded and stored continues to grow. Conserving or managing disk space seldom comes to mind.
A high performance storage system is a company‘s backbone - but it does not come cheap. There are storage systems for business use that cost up to ten thousand dollars and upward. Systems sold by EMC, HP, Dell, or IBM are not much cheaper.
If each megabyte means additional costs, disk space management will pay off quickly. Many customers use TreeSize to manage or monitor valuable disk space. Here are some examples as told to us by our business partners.
Storage System Reaches Capacity
Operating errors, bugs in a software, or unexpected data growth are just some of the reasons a storage system can reach maximum capacity.
The business storage solution of one of our customers ran full of data. The reason: an error in an application created a huge number of log files. The administrator used TreeSize Professional to find the cause of the data growth and clean up the system.
Curious about what he did? Read about his approach!
Clean Up Disk Space With the TreeSize File Search
A software company combines two different storage systems to save money:
Primary storage: NetApp Storage System with 4,8 TB net
Secondary storage: Synology NAS 8 x 4 TB drives, RAID 6 with 20,6 TB net
Costs: 1 x Synology DS1813 ($798) + 8 x 4TB hard drive ($1,811) = net $2,609
The secondary storage system costs only a fraction of a NetApp system of the same size. Cheaper storage, however, means less performance: the fast system is reserved for hot data, while cold data is stored on the slower secondary storage.
Setup and log files created by the continuous build server shall be moved from the NetApp filer to the secondary system in regular intervals. This ensures that only hot data is stored on the fast storage system. How to find the relevant files in the most efficient way? Read now!
Keeping Track of Disk Space
Our customers often use TreeSize to create automated reports concerning disk space usage. One company generates a status update reporting disk space usage on their EMC storage system and sends it via email to their system administrators.
Read on to learn how TreeSize helps!
Monitor Storage Systems
Many companies define standards of conduct for their employees. Compliance officers ensure that all employees adhere to the rules. TreeSize Professional can help them perform their tasks.
Case I: Forbidden Files on the Company Server
Employees of an advertising agency used the company server to store and share illegal copies of movies and TV series. After the administrator stumbled upon the cache, new official policies were instated: Permission to store video files in user profiles has to be granted explicitly. Find out how the administrator used TreeSize to support the implementation of the compliance process.
Case II: Forbidden Statistics
A big automobile company has to adhere to German law. The law states that statistics concerning sick days may never be created per employee. Read on about how TreeSize is used to search file servers for files containing such statistics.
TreeSize enables users to control and optimize disk space usage and covers an even wider range of applications. What is the use case in YOUR company? Send us an email at: email@example.com