Valuable Data Only Please
Data migration to the Cloud must be done systematically, otherwise, the cost of moving and storing dark data (data that has no operational value) to the Cloud is expensive with no return on the investment. It should be a mandate to only migrate operational data and remove the redundant, outdated or trivial information such as duplicate and near duplicate files and systems files such as temp, log, and installation files—appropriately called "ROT." A Gartner reports states that 30% of data stored is indeed ROT with another 50% being of indeterminate value.1 That only leaves 20% that's deemed mission critical. The potential for significant savings is real by removing ROT and only migrating operational data. And the savings is measured in millions of dollars for enterprises having a petabyte (PB) of data or more across data stores. In the same report, Gartner determined that it costs ~$30M per PB to keep this ROT around.2 Just eliminating ROT for enterprises that have 1-10 PB of data would yield $0.9M to $9M in savings.
Enterprises Can Revolutionize Their Understanding of Their Data
Gartner also noted that if 50% of the data with indeterminate value turned out to be ROT, the savings would "skyrocket."3 In our example that would increase the savings range to $16.5M at the high end. AI Foundry's solutions identify ROT, so that it can be eliminated. Removing trivial data provides non-trivial savings.
Minimize Risk, Reduce Liability, Ensure Compliance
Finding and cleaning out PII, PHI and PCI before a Cloud migration can be challenging, especially if the data sources are scattered across the enterprise. Our data repository crawler digs through file shares, ECM repositories and even SharePoint and Google Drives to identify documents that contain this sensitive information. This enables organizations to find and act on these documents to protect, delete, or redact them—minimizing risk, reducing liability and ensuring the organization is in compliance.
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