Smarter File Storage Analysis and Capacity Planning

Analyzing storage capacity and usage across the enterprise is a daunting task, but it is a necessary part of planning for future capacity, cleaning up obsolete data, verifying adherence to storage policies and preparing for a data migration project.

This paper covers the common business and technical aspects of enterprise reporting for file storage analysis. It targets the needs of storage administrators and security administrators who support assets such as file servers, network attached storage (NAS), and storage area networks (SAN). It also offers insights to IT managers or directors responsible for budget, storage capacity planning and migrations.