Data Lifecycle Management

Champion has assisted hundreds of companies in developing data lifecycle management (DLM) and information lifecycle management policies and procedures. We understand that data management has become increasingly important, especially as businesses face regulations regarding particular types of data. Our policy-based approach to managing the flow of your company’s information is our cornerstone. From the creation and initial storage of information to the time it is deleted, we can help you design an ILM system that will not only reduce your storage costs but also increase your company’s productivity.

Our data management experts stress that DLM is not a simple product, but rather a comprehensive approach to managing an organization’s data, involving procedures and practices in addition to applications. Our time tested approach is simple.

Step 1: Discovery

We discover what your data looks like today. We take into account:

  • Structured vs. unstructured data
  • Most frequently vs. least frequently accessed files
  • Who is accessing what data and when
  • Where all your data resides
  • What are the application dependencies of your data

Step 2: Analysis

Our data management engineers thoroughly analyze what we have discovered through our tools. They get a true understanding of

  • Your current data landscape
  • How often you backup your data
  • What are your archival and compliance requirements
  • Who is accessing what files

Step 3: Recommendation

We present what we have discovered and analyzed and recommend a DLM solution that best fits the needs of your company.  We take into consideration:

  • What DLM/ILM solutions you have currently invested in
  • How to get the most out those investments
  • Whether new solutions, on-premises or cloud-based, may be needed

Step 4: Implementation

Based on our discussions with you and your team, we will implement the agreed upon DLM solution, from policy-based ILM specifics and the automation of data migrations from one tier of storage to another, based on the  policy criteria.

Step 5: Ongoing Support

Finally, we are committed to supporting all of our solutions and recommendations. Two times a year, we analyze and score how we are doing with the ILM objectives that have been set in place.

Contact our knowledgeable team today to learn how our 35 years of experience can empower your organization to reduce costs, increase productivity, and mitigate risks.

Erick Bacallao joined Champion Solutions Group in 2015 after a career of Software Development in Cuba at the National Cancer Care Institute of Cuba, followed by moving to the States with allAware.


Champion acquired allAware and its properties and Erick has utilized his extensive background and expertise in IT and Software Development to rise to VP of Product Development in less than 5 years. During this time, Erick has been involved with key projects that led to the launch of numerous products including CSP Boss, Inscape platform and 365 Productivity Insights.


Erick has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Havana. He won Gold Medals for Programming from the Ministry of Education in Cuba, and he is certainly still a Gold Medalist for Champion!


As President and CEO, Chris is responsible for the development of key strategic alliances and solution portfolio. He leads Champion’s go-to market and execution strategies for integrated offerings in the cloud, in security, and in digital infrastructure, always focusing on improving the customer experience and driving transformative business outcomes.


He also aligns key partner initiatives with company strategy and oversees corporate marketing and messaging to gain mindshare with customers and partners. It’s his vision and innovativeness that have catapulted Champion up the ranks to become a $100M+ organization—and one of the most respected solution providers in the industry.


Over the past two decades, Chris has also focused on mergers and acquisitions, as well as innovative product development. He is the original founder and an active member on the Board of Managed Maintenance, Inc., a SAAS provider and consulting firm that utilizes their award-winning One-View Portal to help the IT Channel and its customers manage their IT Maintenance.


Chris is also the original founder and chief strategist behind one of the original storage cloud providers, Storage Access / BluePoint. During the course of a few short years, he had raised $20M and took that company public on the Toronto Stock Exchange. It has since been acquired by Pomeroy.


In 2012, Chris led the acquisition of MessageOps and continued the product development and worldwide launch of its premier SAAS, 365 Command. Built on Microsoft Azure, 365 Command is currently managing over 1 million seats of Microsoft’s Office 365. After achieving this phenomenal milestone, 365 Command and other MessageOps O365 utilities were sold to Kaseya.


Over the past 35 years, Chris as worked tirelessly to not only advance his own career, but those of his employees. In addition to leading a $100M organization, Chris can also be found sitting with sales teams, cold calling and coaching, and validating why Champion has been listed on Best Places to Work by both South Florida Business Journal and Computerworld.

Ultimately, the success garnered by Champion Solutions Group, its associated companies, and their employees is due in large part to the leadership of its President and CEO. Perhaps the most fitting award Chris has earned is South Florida Business Journal’s 2013 Ultimate CEO Award.