NTP Software Precision Tiering™

Apply a Flexible Approach to Data Movement

Your goal is to categorize your data, properly manage it, and move the right data to the most appropriate storage tier to reduce costs, address compliance issues, and perform electronic discovery. But most archival solutions require expensive, repeated scans of the entire filesystem. Even worse, large, infrequently used files can reside in your primary storage for months! NTP Software Precision Tiering™ allows for flexibility in your approach to data migration with automated policy-driven movement, manual user-driven movement, or a combination of both. You decide what is best for your organization. Precision Tiering™ redefines the economics of data movement by being event- and policy- driven in real time, rather than requiring repeated scans of the entire file system, thus greatly helping to reduce storage-related costs.

  • Move files automatically via focused storage policies
  • Empower users to move data based on business value with Right-Click Archiving™
  • Treat collections of data as a single entity with project- and application-based data movement
  • Event-based tiering waits for pre-defined events (such as exceeding a quota) and then only moves what needs to be moved
  • Streamline data management using real-time file data movement
  • Archive effortlessly with automated data movement

"Our research indicates that organizations will archive over 80,000 petabytes of file data in the next three years ... NTP Software addresses this problem with its QFS® and Precision Tiering™ solutions by allowing customers to manually or automatically move files into Enterprise Vault™ where they can be combined with e-mail for a unified corporate archive."

Brian Babineau
Senior Analyst

Enterprise Strategy Group

  • Reduce the cost of moving data

  • Reduce or eliminate scan times for data movement

  • Reduce the window of time needed to move data

  • Implement consistent storage and retention policies without unnecessary costs or sacrificing flexibility

  • Optimize resources and reduce long-term costs by finding less frequently used data and moving it automatically to a more appropriate storage tier

“Fifty-five percent of the IT managers surveyed said the biggest storage challenge was keeping up with growing demand, estimating capacity needs would grow by an average 25 per cent in one year and by 41 per cent in two years. Yet, little more than a third expected budgets to increase to meet that demand.”

~Pushan Rinnen, Gartner analyst(Jan. 2006)