Using Data Classification to Manage File Servers

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009
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One of the traditional challenges within file storage has always been understanding what kinds of data were consuming the storage of one’s infrastructure. Furthermore, administrators have no easy way of implementing business policies (security, data management) based on the data. In this talk we will be presenting the ‘File Classification Infrastructure’ which Microsoft is shipping within Windows Server 2008 R2. FCI is a pluggable software framework intended to help storage developers create complete classification solutions that enable customers to act upon their data more intelligently. In this session we offer an overview of the extensibility model of FCI and we will present the functionality available to storage developers. We will also be demonstrating what some storage developers are already building upon this architecture. Developers – come learn what opportunities are available for you to build data management and security solutions that leverage a extensible data classification infrastructure. This session is intended to make you aware of the business and IT challenges around classification and equip you on how you can develop innovative data management solutions based on the File Classification Infrastructure.