Arkivio Inc., a data life-cycle management provider in Mountain View, Calif., said that Bell Microproducts Inc., San Jose, has chosen "Arkivio auto-stor" software to automate and manage its internal data storage network.
Prior to installing the Arkivio software, Bell's IT managers relied primarily on manual processes to manage storage resources and user directories. Bell said that "Arkivio auto-stor" has enabled it to automate processes and reduce backup and recovery times by 35% on roughly 1.5 terabytes of data.
The software helps Bell identify and classify data by component type, cost, and other information to migrate less critical production data automatically from file servers to the low-cost network attach storage volumes. Using pre-defined parameters, weekly IT data system backup cycles are reduced from six to four hours, Arkivio said.