Pfizer saved millions by shifting cold data into the cloud. Could you do the same?

3 years ago   •   2 min read


IT directors face two major headaches with historic data.   They know that they could free up valuable, on-prem, high-performance storage by migrating cold data into the cloud. But they also worry this could cause access problems should some of it could become “hot” again in the future.

When the company is pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, the issue of “right-placing” aging, cold data is not just a data hygiene challenge, but one that could affect the health of millions.

Pfizer set out to analyze the petabytes of unstructured files it had on high-performance, on-premises storage to identify what could be moved to the cloud and migrate it there. But Pfizer’s IT leaders needed to do this without compromising how users and applications access the data nor affecting the performance of its existing storage infrastructure.

You can find out how they did it by joining this upcoming webinar, courtesy of storage management specialists Komprise and AWS, on July 22 at 1000 PDT (1300 EDT, 1800 BST). Register now.

You’ll hear from Pfizer’s director of hosting data services, Matthew Braunstein; Komprise’s global strategic alliance leader Caitlyn Possehl; and AWS senior partner solution architect for storage, Anthony Fiore.

Together, they’ll explain how Komprise helped Pfizer turn the tide on 20 years of increasing storage costs. The strategy included tiering colder data to AWS, while keeping it instantly available for research, without changing how users and applications access their files. The webinar will review:

  • How to leverage analytics across multi-vendor storage environments to better plan data management and map out a path for moving data to the cloud.
  • How to do this in line with your existing storage policies, while keeping both storage and migration costs under control and avoiding vendor lock-in.
  • How to benefit from access to cloud-native data using cloud-based Big Data, AI and scalable data lakes.

Whether you’re an IT practitioner needing continued access to cold data, a CIO looking to balance the needs of your in-house researchers and your finance department, or a CISO looking to ensure that your data reserves are safe, you should join this discussion and demonstration of Komprise Intelligent Data Management.

Just head to the registration page, drop in your details, and join us on the day. Your data migration starts here.

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