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This article is part of the Vol. 5 No. 10 December 2006 issue of The hottest storage technology for 2007
Backup vs. archiving: Make the break Too many companies believe backup and archiving are one and the same; in fact, they're separate processes that can actually improve each other. Our IT departments need another process like Bill Gates needs to borrow a few bucks. While there's little chance of ever spotting Bill queued up at your local ATM, it's very likely IT can benefit from evaluating existing processes to see if improvements can be made. One area that should command attention--if it hasn't been addressed already --is the separation of backup (data protection and recovery) from archiving (data retention and retrieval). This effort is especially important because external influences such as record-retention and information privacy regulations must be properly balanced with the need for better overall data protection strategies. Yes, I'm recommending adding yet another process to IT's long, daily to-do list; but, in reality, most companies can achieve this process refinement by splitting backup into two separate initiatives. The reason is simple: ... Access >>>
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