EMC Centera: Optimizing Archive Efficiency
Source: Enterprise Strategy Group
Digital archiving has become a hot topic for corporate IT - driven by unrelenting data growth, the need to meet corporate compliance guidelines, and increasing federal regulation. To cost effectively meet data growth, compliance, and governance challenges, many companies deploy tiered storage to offload static data from Tier 1 storage to a secondary archive tier. It is just too expensive to keep every bit of data on high-performance, transaction oriented arrays. But this increase in digital archiving capacity, while driving efficiencies for Tier 1 storage utilization, creates new challenges for the archive tier and drives increasing complexity in the burgeoning archive environment.