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Kazoup Launches Free Data Analytics Tools to Combat Large Volumes of Complex Data

Kazoup_logoA new software service to make large volumes of complex unstructured file data more visible and accessible to users, IT managers and CIOs has been launched by Kazoup. Kazoup integrates policy-based file sync and data archiving to major public cloud-based object storage providers including AWS, Azure, Google and CenturyLink. It delivers clear data governance, enabling users to distinguish the data that adds value to the business, and that which does not. Combined with intelligent migration to the cloud, it is the fastest and most affordable method to simply integrate with public cloud and extract value from unstructured data.

Of the businesses we work with, only a handful can say with any certainty how much data they have,” said Johan Holder, co-founder and CEO. Much of it remains invisible. It’s rare for an organization today to have a clear grasp on just how much data they are carrying, much less where that data is, how often it is accessed and its ultimate value to the business. Even if they do have an accurate idea of where the data resides, there’s a notable lack of available tools powerful enough to do anything about it.”

Everyone is struggling with unstructured data growth, but the available solutions are too time-intensive and costly, so file analytics is regarded as a luxury,” added Radek Dymacz, co-founder and CTO. “We believe data analytics should be free to help IT professionals combat this storage growth. The beauty of Kazoup lies in its simplicity. What would usually take you weeks of work or expensive consulting, can be achieved within 15 minutes of installing the software. It’s going to be an invaluable tool for IT managers and CIOs who need to demonstrate they have a plan to grow intelligently, instead of just throwing more storage at the problem.”

The solution also supports automated, encrypted and vendor-agnostic archiving to cloud-based object storage. This in turn delivers simple and fast searches directly from AWS S3, Google Cloud Storage, Microsoft Azure Blob Storage and CenturyLink. It makes archive storage a strategic asset by truly integrating it with existing storage environments.

Unstructured data is just information that exists outside of database systems – mostly file data – and until today it has been relatively easy to ignore,” added Holder. “But file sizes are increasing as a result of rich media content like photos, audio and HD video. Equally, storage governance is not where it needs to be, so businesses are holding on to useless data far beyond its end of life. This means that most organisations are simply throwing storage at the problem, instead of addressing the cause of growth. With users demanding that information and documents are instantly available to them, data duplication and storage growth have risen inexorably. The challenge for businesses is to find tools that can distinguish between data that is valuable and data that is not. With Kazoup you can set automated retention policies to move inactive, historic data, which is still required for compliance reasons, to the cloud and then delete it out once your specified time-period has passed. Kazoup makes managing and archiving data easier and more accessible, ensuring businesses can reset the clock on the storage time bomb and grow intelligently in future.”

 

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