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Phil Goodwin, Contributor Published: 18 Oct 2012

Cloud archiving services can offer accessibility and data preservation at a fraction of the cost of building an on-site archive infrastructure. It wouldn't seem necessary to start a discussion about archiving by defining the term, but it is. In the early days of computing, archiving was understood to be the process of moving data on tape to a remote facility for long-term storage. Now, however, archiving has taken on numerous meanings based on context. Archiving can be the “auto-archive” simplicity of Microsoft Outlook, moving older data to cheaper storage as well as more traditional long-term off-line storage. In the context of cloud computing, we’ll define it to mean relegating data to a third-party location for the purposes of lowering costs, improving data protection or both while still maintaining a reasonable degree of data access. How long is long? Regardless of context, implicit in the notion of archive is time -- typically a long time. But “long” is a relative concept. For most financial data it means seven years, 20 years for pharmaceutical ... Access >>>

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