Who is ultimately going to be responsible for compliance -- backup and archiving vendors, storage management vendors or a combination of vendors?
End users will continue to be responsible for compliance. Vendors can help by providing the needed technical capabilities at each software and hardware layer.
IT organizations and system integrators can combine products into complete solutions, using a layered approach to information security and compliance. But, a large part of compliance is built on administrative controls -- the policies and procedures that define the goals and capabilities that the technology must deliver, and manage the infrastructure once it is deployed.
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