Sustainable Data Management

Enterprise data management

Your data is unsustainable

Rethink storage and transform your business

Every communication, transaction and interaction we participate in creates data. And almost every organisation is undergoing some form of digital transformation that requires data. They need data to prove value, make decisions, or justify actions, and data is a catalyst for growth, transition, and sometimes the risks they deal with every day.

  • Reduce the consequences of unmanaged data growth with sustainable practices
  • Lower data storage costs with unified data protection
  • Decrease the risk of data loss or theft with global data visibility
  • Ensure regulatory compliance with comprehensive enterprise data governance
  • Embrace a cleaner digital environment for a cleaner natural one

You Cannot Sustain the Costs

Manage accelerating storage expenditures

  • Recognise the astounding 39% year-over-year growth of global data
  • Prevent the almost £4 billion in extra spending that the average enterprise will need to store data on-premises if growth accelerates by just 2% over the next 10 years
  • Use cloud storage to relieve this problem by learning which data to migrate and how to do so safely

You Cannot Sustain the Risks

Gain full data visibility and outwit thieves

  • Help storage managers learn the value of the 52% of your data that's "dark" but they're tasked with protecting
  • Protect data from increasing threats to avoid joining the 33% of Fortune 100 companies that will have experienced an information crisis by 2017
  • Control all your data to prevent loss and ensure compliance with forthcoming requirements like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

You Cannot Sustain the Behaviour

Ensure employees consider their digital footprint

  • Manage the unstructured, human-created data that may account for 80% of the amount your organisation stores
  • Discover the 73% of employees who admit to data hoarding behaviors
  • Educate your organisation about the risks of keeping potentially damaging information like unencrypted company secrets and personal health records

The Planet Cannot Sustain You

Eliminate the energy consequences of storage waste

  • Learn why the world's data centres will consume 13% of the world's electricity by 2030
  • Adopt renewable energy sources that don't require the burning of fossil fuels
  • Curb wasteful storage practices that prevent wholesale reduction

Adopt the Greenest Cloud Platform

360 Data Management for Google Cloud Platform

Veritas' partnership with Google enables backup and disaster recovery to Google Cloud Storage plus archiving and eDiscovery of G-Suite email. As Google Cloud Platform focuses on a goal of 100% renewable energy to power its operations, the Veritas and Google partnership not only supports your organisation's digital transformation but ensures it's a sustainable one.

  • Learn about Veritas NetBackup™ 7.7 support for Google Cloud Storage Coldline
  • See how Enterprise supports archiving G-Suite data for eDiscovery and compliance
  • Discover how Veritas Information Map helps to visualise the global storage environment for targeting data to migrate to Google Cloud Storage

Save the data that actually needs saving

Ditch the portion of your data that's worthless

The average company's storage environment is unhealthy – stale, orphaned, disproportionate, risky and inordinately expensive. Now your organisation can manage the exponential data growth curve and potential restrictions on the resources and budget needed to fight it with new servers and applications. It's time to delete unnecessary data, to delete confidently, and to delete in the name of reduced costs, risks and environmental impact.

  • Pursue intelligent storage efforts like decommissioning servers and shares with little activity
  • Address the issue of stale data by identifying information that's old or no longer used
  • Clean up your environment by migrating low-value data to appropriate archival storage tiers

Hold employees accountable for digital waste

Stop data hoarding behaviours that impact energy consumption

Recent studies show that people were not aware that data had energy consequences, or that their storage actions contributed to the problem. On average, participants said a third of their data could be deleted without consequence, even though it was powered at the same level as important digital assets. By conducting a simple evaluation of your current digital footprint, providing education about its impact, and holding discussions about proper digital hygiene and storage best practices, you can drive awareness of this problem throughout your organisation.

  • Develop and communicate organisational policies that promote the efficient use of data storage within policy requirements
  • Justify data retention and deletion decisions with contextual visibility and use automated policies to continue to enforce them
  • Engage employees in building best practices for efficient use of data storage

Consider where and how to best store your data

Pick clouds with the right shade of green

In 2009, Greenpeace International pioneered reports on the clean energy progress of many cloud applications and storage providers. Whether renewable energy powers your data and applications depends on the provider you choose to host them. Beyond just an environmental imperative, a cleaner, more compliant environment can be a catalyst for digital transformation, unleashing your business to make quick and confident decisions about using data appropriately.

  • Use cloud migration projects as catalysts for digital spring cleaning that targets stale or orphaned data for deletion prior to the move
  • Orchestrate when and how you move data to the cloud with automated storage lifecycle policies and integrated connectors
  • Visualise ownership information to proactively adhere to privacy regulations when deciding to move data to the cloud

"Ten years ago a simple email signature started a grassroots movement to motivate businesses to reconsider unnecessary printing. It's time to start a movement for the digital age."