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Published: 30 Oct 2012

A NEW CATEGORY of data-classification and management tools is emerging, exemplified by companies like Abrevity, Index Engines, Kazeon Systems and Njini. Often marketed as tools to assist with information control and security, they may also have implications for your storage and backup operations. Likened to information lifecycle management's (ILM's) "missing brain" by Brad O'Neill, senior analyst and consultant at the Taneja Group, Hopkinton, MA, information classification management (ICM) tools help storage administrators determine the content of their data so they can effectively decide whether it can be moved to a lower tier of storage. So far, most of the customer traction around ICM has been for tiering and ILM purposes, says O'Neill. After doing a data classification with Network Appliance's (NetApp's) Information Server 1200, which the company OEMs from Kazeon, most customers find that between 25% to 50% of the data doesn't need to be on their high-end tiers, says Manish Goel, NetApp's VP and general manager, data protection and retention solutions. ... Access >>>

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