The volume of electronic information is exploding. A recent Enterprise DIC study reported that 281 exabytes of digital information was created in 2007, 10% more than previously estimated. And by 2011, the total amount of information will be close to two zetabytes (1800 billion gigabytes). By any measure this is virtually unimaginable volume of information, particularly when compared to the estimated total amount of printer material in the world – around five exabytes.
Organizations generally archive for one of three reasons – to make money (leverage fixed content and reuse information), save money (IT efficiency and cost control) or simply for good housekeeping (compliance and corporate governance).
What is archiving?
Archiving includes the capture, policy-based retention and automatic migration of content for purpose of IT infrastructure optimization, regulatory compliance and corporate governance and content leverage. Archiving moves data to secondary storage tiers that can be readily accessed if required. It enhances the performance of applications by migrating fixed content that is not accessed daily, buy may be needed for reference from time to time.
What it can do for your business?
The emergence for archiving is a direct response to the technical, operational and financial challenges of runaway data growth. As a result, the demand for solutions that ensure information accessibility, compliance safeguards and infrastructure optimization has increased. All while maintaining or enhancing productivity.
- Satisfy regulatory compliance and litigation support requirements
- Increase IT efficiency by shortening backup and recovery windows and enhancing server performance
- Reduce total cost of storage infrastructure
- Meet the demand of high-volume, incremental customer access to fixed content
There are a variety of information-specific applications but we specialized in:
- E-mail archiving
- File archiving