Active Data Archiving for Enterprises
An active archive is a collection of data that is too valuable for a company to discard, but is only accessed occasionally. Active archives store data that is not read-write intensive and does not need to be modified, but may be read from time to time
So as organizations continue to generate new types of valuable data, there is an increasing need to retain data and maintain visibility and access to it. However, keeping all that data on high-performance disk is costly and difficult to manage. Especially in today’s highly competitive and global economy, organizations are striving to be cost efficient, risk free and fully compliant with their IT operation while maintaining best possible customer service
However, the constant change of technologies/applications usually lead to the replacement/update of customer’s business applications to meet new business challenges but yet old data must be kept as a pre-requisite for the change. This process (decommissioning) dictates maintaining legacy data which is done through active archiving
Active archiving and application decommissioning can be a complex process but crucially required to manage information efficiently and resolve various soaring operational and management reporting needs
Why Active Archiving?
- Implementing a data archiving solution allows you and your end users to more easily locate necessary files.
- With continuous data growth, backup times are now stretching to 16, 18 or even beyond 24 hours. With a copy of your files in the archive you can control your backup times as there is no need to backup old historical data.
- Removing old files, redundant data and duplication across your file servers can save you around 60% to 70% of your file storage space. In addition to freeing up valuable space wasted on useless data, thus saving cost on storage.