Storage

It’s like insurance: you never want to use it, but you sleep better at night knowing you have a plan in place.

 

The leap from data measured in megabytes to gigabytes to petabytes has spawned big challenges. Any compromise to data integrity, availability or security can have serious ramifications on productivity, stakeholder confidence, and regulatory compliance – all of which impact your bottom line.

To rise above these challenges, your business needs more than a simple storage solution. You need a multi-tiered strategy that can prioritize data and efficiently archive, access and retrieve data using Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Network (SAN) technologies. You also need a reliable backup system in place to handle disasters.

 

An Intelligent Approach to Delivering Peace of Mind

We begin with an envisioning workshop to uncover your organization’s business, technical, and functional requirements. This allows us to assess and identify your data protection and management requirements. We then build a custom plan using industry-accepted techniques such as vaulting, tiering, and data duplication. Our experts implement your plan and test the backup systems to ensure all your data can be recovered.

 

Store It, Protect It, Manage It

Recognizing that data protection and management are imperative to your business’s success, we apply our knowledge of current best practices and emerging technologies to align these with your specific business requirements.

Our Storage & Data Management practice provides essential services and solutions for data lifecycle management including storage infrastructure, disaster recovery and data protection. When you work with Long View, you’ll be matched with the right technology so you can lower the cost of your infrastructure, confidently protect your data and reduce backup times.

 

Full Circle Storage & Data Management Services

Our experienced, highly qualified storage professionals will consult and guide your organization – from designing and planning the optimal storage solution for your business to building out the storage infrastructure that meets its requirements. We have a full suite of services to meet any organization’s needs:

To mitigate loss of data or access to it, Long View implements a high availability storage strategy as part of a larger business continuity plan, preventing network disruption by disasters or unforeseen events.

Increasingly, North American businesses and government organizations are facing the pressures and complexities of information management regulations that affect how files are stored, who has access to them and when they should be purged (through legislation such as PIPEDA, Bill 198, Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPPA, for example). Long View offers a storage solution that ensures regulatory compliance and minimizes the financial and non-financial consequences of data misuse.

Data management has become increasingly important in the wake of legislation that regulates how organizations must handle certain types of data. Long View implements a comprehensive ILM strategy to manage the flow of an information system’s data from when it’s created and initially stored to when it becomes obsolete or irrelevant and is deleted.

Through storage consolidation and resource sharing, a SAN provides storage pools that meet various performance requirements.

A NAS uses standard network protocols and transports to share storage among a number of consumers (such as servers, applications and end users).

Hardware, software and processes dedicated to storage and recovery of data from a specific point in time facilitate recovery in the event of disaster, corruption or accidental loss.

Recent initiatives such as regulatory compliance and legal discovery are now integrated with previous data management products (such as hierarchical storage management and archiving) to create a portfolio of solutions that help organizations understand and manage information that enables operations.

Through end-to end data gathering, filtering (deduplication) and mining for infrastructure bottlenecks anywhere between the end user and the stored data, optimization provides the detailed performance metrics organizations need to ensure system configurations and capacity meet required service levels.

 

The Benefits of Long View’s Storage & Data Management Services

  • Ideal for organizations that manage large amounts of data, have data-intensive applications and depend on a zero-downtime environment
  • Improved resource utilization
  • Reduced administration and support costs
  • Automated technologies and optimized processes
  • Centralized and scaled down data housing infrastructure
  • Improved efficiency using deduplication to reduce troubleshooting and maintenance costs, increase power and storage efficiency, and reduce energy costs
  • Increased protection of hardware to facilitate recovery in the event of disaster, corruption or accidental loss