Loom: Multi-cloud Data Management platform.

Multi-cloud Data Management platform.

Loom is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering that requires no additional hardware or software deployment by the customer for analyzing enterprise content repositories located in the cloud. However, if an enterprise needs to utilize Loom features for its content repositories located on premises, in a secured manner, an additional Loom component called Data Engine needs to be deployed. The system requirements for this on-premises Data Engine component are listed in the figure below.

In today’s data- and information-centric era, many enterprises are embracing multiple clouds. IDC predicts that by 2020, over 90% of enterprises will use multiple cloud services and platforms. Use of machine learning and artificial intelligence are driving deep insights from enterprise data, helping businesses to improve operations, build better products and drive customer success.

As these technologies become entrenched in business, data continues to grow at an exponential rate. IDC forecasts that by 2025, the digital universe will grow to 180 zettabytes of data. This data exists across multiple public and private clouds, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions and traditional storage systems. The data ranges from structured to semi-structured to de-structured and unstructured. In the absence of cutting edge software solutions, even sophisticated organizations will struggle to maximize value while reducing risk and cost associated with their data.