Reduce storage bloat by re-tiering or migrating data for maximum savings – and in compliance with regulatory requirements.

We process over 1 billion records per hour – so you can spend your time where it counts.

File Analysis is Essential for Organizing Unstructured Data

Unstructured data is multiplying faster than ever, but Visual One Intelligence’s file analysis tool makes it easy to track and organize file data to reduce storage bloat and overall spending.

Take Control of Unstructured Data

Visual One Intelligence’s file analysis organizes and interprets your unstructured data, making it easy to spot data that can safely be archived or re-tiered without causing regulatory or operational risks.

The result? Less storage sprawl, more efficient tiering, and overall infrastructure efficiency.

Find the Data You Need

Get an instant view into the distribution of data across your infrastructure by:

  • the kind of data,
  • who owns how much data,
  • how long data has remained untouched.

Shrink Your Data Footprint

It can be hard to know when data can safely be moved without running afoul of regulatory compliance or disrupting organizational activities.

Use our trend charts to quickly see how long your data typically remains untouched before no longer being needed. Reduce storage waste – without moving something you shouldn’t.

Automate File-by-File Research

Once you know which data sets might be ready for archival, re-tiering, or migration to the cloud, run a customized file analysis report to access details about only the files you are interested in.

With the ability to process one billion records per hour, Visual One Intelligence™ makes it easy to confirm when data can safely be moved or deleted.

File analysis is a secret weapon against rapid data storage growth.

File Analysis is the Secret Weapon for Managing Data Storage Growth

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File Analysis FAQs

Yes! With a standard subscription you have full, 24/7 data collection and reports – including all of our file analysis visibility and insights.

If a standard Visual One Intelligence™ subscription isn’t the right fit for you, Visual File Intelligence is available as a stand-alone offering dedicated solely to unstructured data reporting in your multi-vendor storage environments.

See for yourself how it works!

File analysis is the process of collecting, filtering, and displaying file metadata so that teams can sort and evaluate unstructured data according to who owns the file and when it was last accessed.

File analysis is useful for:

  • Safely archiving or re-allocating bulk data
  • Deleting junk data
  • Identifying file owners
  • Eliminating duplicate files
  • Locating hidden or non-business files

In the past, file analysis was rarely a good option in large infrastructures. It was cheaper to buy bulk low-tier storage for all of their old data than to eliminate some by doing file analysis manually. (Not only would that be a full-time job, but it would require end user involvement to explain what each file is for and how important each one is!)

But with a file analysis tool like Visual One Intelligence’s®, it’s easy to automatically organize all your file metadata so you can sort it and quickly identify stale data for archival, migration, or re-tiering.

How quickly? Well, at Visual One Intelligence™ we currently process up to one billion records per hour in a file analysis report.

So…pretty quickly!

No; our file analysis reports scan the directory and never touch a file or change it in any way.

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