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Phil Goodwin Published: 04 Jun 2013

A core best practice for effective storage management is archiving technology that frees up storage resources, improves performance and protects data that must be retained. Data archiving has typically fallen into the realm of storage infrastructure, more or less by default. That made sense originally, as the first use case was clearing older data from expensive disk. Usually, that meant moving data to tape and then more or less forgetting about it. Seven years was usually the extent of the retention limit, but recovery was often problematic. Tapes faded with time, applications became obsolete and data formats changed. Organizations struggled to respond to court-ordered discovery motions, having to retrieve, recover and read potentially hundreds or thousands of tapes to get the slice of data that was usually demanded in a short period of time. Archiving technology's dual role Even now, the sheer volume of data drives an economic incentive to move older data to lower cost media, but archiving is increasingly bifurcating into a storage management task and a ... Access >>>

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