Businesses and public sector organizations of all sizes are increasingly dependent on their IT systems to manage almost every aspect of their operations. As the demand for online services and the automation of business processes continues, the amount of data that these organizations need to manage is increasing dramatically every year. This growth in data volume tends to increase the management time and cost of maintaining backup and archive operations. At the same time, many organizations are under pressure to deliver always on access to data and meet more aggressive Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Meeting these requirements while operating within a limited IT budget or while actively seeking to reduce IT costs often proves to be a significant challenge.