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Information protection is a growing headache for enterprises

HP has updated its Information Management portfolio to enable organizations to reduce risk, increase efficiency and simplify the way they manage their business information.

The announcement comes at the same time as HP published the results of a survey into enterprise information management, which was conducted in March by Coleman Parkes. This found that:

* Information management is at a breaking point for the enterprise.
- Sixty-eight percent of enterprises stated that content explosion is adding greater complexity to an already complex world and causing significant storage issues and costs.
- At the same time, 59 percent of companies say they are under pressure to cut costs on information-related processes and systems.

* Information management, once the domain of IT, is now an enterprise-wide imperative. However, there is no single owner of information.
- Forty-three percent of enterprises leave it to IT to manage, while 38 percent leave it to the CEO/board of directors.

* Enterprises do not have efficient, comprehensive, integrated and information-policy driven approaches to information management.
- Seventy percent of companies do not have a holistic approach to managing business-critical information.
- Seventy-three percent of companies do not have a universal and strictly implemented formal information protection policy.
- Only 18 percent are planning to implement a policy.

HP is helping organizations break down these information silos by providing a broad portfolio of solutions for all phases of the information life cycle. The new updates to this portfolio include:

* HP Integrated Archive Platform (IAP) now scales to manage up to 1 petabyte of data, 300,000 users and 20 million email messages per day, better meeting the performance needs of large enterprises.

* HP TRIM Enterprise Records Management has been enhanced with multijurisdictional retention, which automates complex retention schedules across multiple countries and within multinational enterprises.

* HP Database Archiving is now integrated with HP TRIM to give clients one platform for managing their structured information, as well as new connectivity to archive data from legacy systems during the application retirement process.

* HP Data Protector software now provides Granular Recovery Extension for VMware vSphere, as well as snapshot support for 3PAR and non-HP arrays, at an up to 70 percent less total cost of ownership. HP Data Protector also adds down-to-the-second snapshot recovery to HP StorageWorks P4000. This fully automated approach requires no scripting, which reduces the costs and resources associated with protecting critical data.

* HP Data Protector Reporter gives organizations improved insight into their backup operations with enterprise-level, multisite global analysis and reporting.


•Date: 6th April 2011 • Region: World •Type: Article •Topic: IT continuity

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