For IT Managers looking to quickly free up storage space
Network file systems generally have provide poor visibility of individual files. What is needed is a tool that provides a global snapshot of the file system, with the capacity to provide highly targeted file management operations. Get rid of garbage, migrate multimedia files, find prohibited file types, send file-lists to users for triage- Allianza Discovery helps identify server clutter and free up space.
De-clutter Multi-media files
The proliferation of multi-media files is a case in point. For example, with Allianza Discovery you could run a weekly scan of the file server to identify files and either move them, or notify the users of the need to manage them more closely.
It’s not just about the cost of storage
Unstructured data is growing exponentially. Sure, we can continue to add additional storage, but this just compounds the problem. Costs of finding documents, compliance issues, increasing backup and recovery times.
Even if you have not deployed an EDRMS, or have no immediate plans to do so, Allianza Discovery can help reduce the explosive growth of unstructured data on your network.
Example: An organisation does not permit multimedia files of certain formats to be stored on the central file server.
Every Monday the system administrator runs a report on the file server scan. When the report is emailed to him, he can take appropriate action.
Automation of File Management and Reporting
Allianza Discovery stores a central metadata repository of all scanned files on the network. This resource provides the basis of all reporting and file management processes.
Standard reports include file duplicates, agent drive summaries, file type distribution, un-accessed files, wasted space and others. Information managers can vary the parameters extensively to create a wide range of reports.
Allianza Discovery empowers information managers with file operations exactly tailored to business needs, adding value to existing document or records management systems and deployment strategies.
By conducting interactive sessions with Allianza Discovery, file system queries can be refined and then saved for scheduled actions such as Copy, Move and Delete. These scheduled actions may include such things as moving files to a document management system pick-up folder, a network storage device, or a temporary folder for review.
Easy to Deploy and Use
Allianza Discovery installs easily and, using standard Internet protocols, covers wide area and local area networks.