Data Discovery and Mapping

Today, too many companies are making emergency storage purchases rather than strategic, planned investments in their storage environments. In some respects, this was an expected and unavoidable outcome. When manufacturers started creating hard drives with immense capacities at increasingly affordable prices, they spurred uncontrolled data sprawl across physical architectures and encouraged people’s natural tendency to save everything.

Now, backup costs are often disproportionate to the value of the data, but ‘ad hoc’ administration and undocumented interdependencies between systems has created a storage environment that no one wants to touch—and that’s before any consideration of unstructured data growth or the looming threat of big data.

Before you make strategic decisions regarding your IT environment, regain control of your data storage architecture with the Data Discovery and Mapping Service from Advanced Systems Group (ASG). We’ve specifically designed this service to help you…

  • Simplify storage administration
  • Reduce support costs
  • Prevent employee and resource burnout
  • Avoid unplanned or unexpected downtime
  • Understand the economics of data growth
  • Minimize future planning complexity

Service Goals

  • Resolve unknown storage architectures
  • Understand all components of application storage service stack
  • Map data flow
  • Create a matrix of interaction
  • Reduce maintenance costs by identifying and eliminating unnecessary support coverage
  • Prepare a road map detailing current use and future technology enhancements
  • Address the impending threat of big data

To learn more about our discovery and mapping services, download our Data Discovery and Mapping Service datasheet or email us at