The typical organisation maintains hundreds to thousands of distributed applications and databases, each containing a mixture of active, "live" information, and inactive, unused data. While much of the software industry's focus has been on bringing governance to unstructured, human information, gaining control of structured application and database data remains one of the biggest challenges and opportunities for organisations of all sizes. Failure to pro-actively understand and manage this information bloat leads to unnecessarily high data-storage and database-maintenance costs, increased compliance and litigation risk, and untapped potential in leveraging the data for improved business performance.
HP AIO enables organisations to overcome these challenges and convert their application and database data liabilities into information assets. The solution accesses, understands, classifies and relocates outdated and inactive structured data from production databases and legacy applications, and moves this information into lower-cost data repositories, where it can be managed, applied in other applications or defensibly deleted.
Part of HP Autonomys comprehensive information governance portfolio, the solution enables organisations to pursue a phased, hybrid approach to governing their data. Organisations can use HP AIO to identify and move data to on-premises archiving and records management systems for analysis and long-term management.
HP AIO 7.1 also can run on any cloud server, such as HP Cloud Services, and supports both public and private Cloud applications. As a result, organisations can embrace a move to the Cloud at their own pace, and in alignment with a larger information governance strategy.
Businesses are increasingly looking for innovative data management products to help them drive down costs and improve productivity with their plans for the Cloud", stated Johnny Joe, executive vice president and managing director at Alphaworks, an HP partner and a global provider of enterprise-level IT solutions. HP Application Information Optimizer takes a unique and easy-to-use approach to transitioning companies of all sizes to the Cloud. We believe that more and more companies will be looking at this HP solution to lower their on-premises footprint."
HP AIO 7.1 also includes new capabilities for greater connectivity and intelligent understanding and processing of database and application information:
HP AIO allows customers to dramatically reduce their storage footprint, minimize back-up costs, retire old databases and applications, and ensure data is managed with the same policies and rigor as its "live" data. The solution reduces storage costs by up to 48 percent and reduces back-up time by up to 50 percent.
The solution is a key component of HPs information governance portfolio. In June, HP Autonomy announced Legacy Data Cleanup, a new solution that helps organizations govern and defensibly dispose of outdated and unnecessary unstructured data. Autonomy Legacy Data Cleanup, combined with HP AIO, offers organisations a complete solution for governing their entire legacy data environment, from unstructured to structured information.
While Cloud-based computing and storage is a growing trend, the reality is that customers are often reluctant to make the switch for fear of losing control of data and risking the security of sensitive company information", stated Mike Sullivan, general manager, Protect Enterprise, HP Autonomy. "AIO 7.1 directly addresses this customer anxiety by allowing them to explore the transition into Cloud-based storage at their own pace, moving data across environments piece by piece at a comfortable pace."