HP Releases New File Analysis Software Solutions

By CIOReview | Monday, August 10, 2015

PALO ALTO, CA: HP introduces two novel software solutions to aide businesses leverage analytics and policy management technology. The two solutions, namely HP ControlPoint and HP Storage Optimizer is primarily designed to bring down the data storage costs, drive stronger compliance and information governance initiatives, and accelerate route to hybrid cloud environments.

"Businesses are generating huge volumes of new data every day, which can be put to good use. But the bottom-line benefits can be compromised if the data is not backed up and stored in accordance with its value and need for protection," Joe Garber, Global Head of Product Marketing for HP Software's Information Governance portfolio of solutions, quotes on eWEEK. “Not all data is equal, and data needs to be backed up and stored intelligently in accordance with its unique characteristics and how it will be used."

HP Storage Optimizer primarily combines file analytics with policy-based storage tiering and information optimization. With the application of analytics it empowers the users to reduce the volume of storage, cost and complexity of managing unstructured data and intelligently distribute information across multiple storage repositories including the cloud. It also enables deeper information quality and insight; hence more granular policies can be applied for each data set, before stubbing data and storing according to policy. HP Storage Optimizer provides connectivity to a wide range of repositories including Hadoop, SharePoint, Exchange and others, offering enterprise-grade scalability, built-in workflow security and audibility features and seamless retrieval by end users, as needed.

HP ControlPoint on the other hand, helps in analyzing enterprise information and takes charge of automating the data migration to the relevant on-premise, cloud, Hadoop, or virtual repository.  This also aids in evaluating the content’s business importance, risk profile usefulness and governance policies and deploys it to the relevant cloud.

It is also integrated with HP Helion, the open, scalable, extensible cloud platform for large businesses and service providers.  With a built-in connector to Helion, ControlPoint can apply intelligence to data that is earmarked for the cloud and then migrate only the most relevant data to the Helion cloud instead of transferring the access, control and management problems intrinsic in one repository to another.