Storage Soup

Long-term archiving

  • Archive redefined

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 31 Dec 2015
  • When the word “archive” is used in conversations about storing data, it brings up preconceptions depending on the individuals and their roles in IT. The most common thought is that an archive is ...

  • New LTO-7 tape specification is now available for licensing

    Carol Sliwa - Senior News Writer 19 Sep 2015
  • Hard disk drives (HDDs) are up to 8 TB and 10 TB, and flash storage may be all the rage, but tape keeps rolling along. Hewlett-Packard (HP), IBM and Quantum – the Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Program ...

  • Common cloud storage topics: archiving and gateways

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 28 Jun 2013
  • Two storage aspects always enter the discussion when talking about the cloud: archiving and the use of gateways to adapt on-premise environments. Archiving information to a cloud location is ...

  • Archiving explained

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 26 Apr 2013
  • The term archiving can be used in different contexts. Its use across vertical markets and in practice leads to confusion and communication problems. Working on strategy projects with IT clients has ...

  • Long-term archives require detailed planning

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 05 Apr 2012
  • Conversations with IT people about long-term archiving usually begin by focusing on a specific storage device, and then it quickly becomes apparent that much more is involved. Addressing a ...

  • Who makes the call on archiving?

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 26 Oct 2011
  • Data archiving makes sense when primary storage gets filled up with data that is no longer active. Data growth on primary storage – the highest performing storage with the most frequent data ...

  • Don't turn data archiving into data hoarding

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 31 May 2011
  • Archiving has the potential to change individual behavior, depending on how it is implemented and introduced to data owners. An archiving system can prompt data owners to alter the way they handle ...

  • Archiving's two primary use cases

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 05 May 2011
  • Data archiving is often incorrectly assumed to be an extension of backup. That’s mainly because earlier technology limitations necessitated the use of backup software to store data on devices. ...

  • Establishing data relevance can help archiving strategy

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 30 Mar 2011
  • As highlighted in many reports, the massive amounts of data being created today cause concerns for Information Technology pros – especially those who manage storage. These concerns involve how to ...

  • IBM demonstrates denser tape

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 22 Jan 2010
  • IBM wants everybody to know it is still advancing its tape storage systems, even as newer technologies such as 6 Gbps SAS and solid state drives (SSD) are poised to make their mark on enterprise ...

  • Proofpoint buffs up email archiving SaaS

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 08 Jun 2009
  • Email archiving SaaS vendor Proofpoint is adding compliance features to its services today in an effort to reach more enterprise users. The company that bought email archiving SaaS provider Fortiva ...

  • Google offers long-term email archiving for $45

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 08 Oct 2008
  • Google's Message Discovery, based on its 2007 acquisition of email archiving services vendor Postini, has a new option for archiving messages for up to 10 years for a flat fee of $45 per user per ...

  • Email archiving latecomer Atempo sweetens deal with file archiving integration

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 17 Jun 2008
  • Better late than never. Backup software vendor Atempo has ventured into the email archiving market by coming out with the first full integration into its product line of intellectual property it ...

  • Archiving news spans the globe

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 21 May 2008
  • Busy week for archiving. While EMC was detailing its archiving roadmap in Las Vegas this week at EMC World, IBM was opening an archiving solutions center in Mexico, and U.K.-based Plasmon was ...

  • SME backup products in the spotlight

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 19 May 2008
  • Backup software vendors BakBone and CommVault share the same code base -- both platforms came out of work done at the Unix Systems Laboratory when it was owned by AT&T. But in the past week, ...