ChalkTalk Video: Archive – It’s About More Than Saving Money

When most organizations consider an archiving project their primary goal is to save money. Basically they are looking to move data off of expensive storage valued at a couple dollars per GB to secondary storage valued at pennies a GB. They are counting on the 80/20 rule to save them money, where 80 percent of what an organization stores has not been accessed in the last nine months. Moving that 80% to less expensive storage will save them money. What most organizations that successfully implement a data management strategy actually find that the per GB cost savings is the most trivial part of the equation. In this ChalkTalk video, Storage Switzerland and NTP Software discuss the other more important reasons to archive data.

In the video, you’ll learn how archiving through a data management strategy can reduce storage capacity by more than just moving data to cheaper storage. It can eliminate unnecessary copies, reduction in backup windows, reduction in virus scan windows. And finally a data management solution can create a firewall, of sorts, that makes it more difficult for a bad actor to access or corrupt data. Click here to learn not only these additional justifications for archive but also how easy it is to implement and operate.

Twelve years ago George Crump founded Storage Switzerland with one simple goal; to educate IT professionals about all aspects of data center storage. He is the primary contributor to Storage Switzerland and is a heavily sought after public speaker. With over 25 years of experience designing storage solutions for data centers across the US, he has seen the birth of such technologies as RAID, NAS and SAN, Virtualization, Cloud and Enterprise Flash. Prior to founding Storage Switzerland he was CTO at one of the nation's largest storage integrators where he was in charge of technology testing, integration and product selection.

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