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Archiving Defined - Key Professional Archive Solution Mandates

Data archiving provides a cost effective solution that addresses these challenges. Key capabilities that must be addressed include:

  • Data Authenticity
    • Secure hardware WORM (Write-Once-Read-Many) storage as provided by optical mediaarchiveimper
    • Ability to withstand chain-of-evidence scrutiny in court proceedings
  • Data Permanence
    • Worry-free archive media with an extended life expectancy (50 years or greater)
    • Impervious to environmental factors (temperature, humidity, handling, etc)
    • Disaster-level durability – submersion, dust/debris, terrorism (EMP), etc
  • Data Access
    • Immediate random file level access (not requiring restoration to magnetic disk from streaming devices such as tape)
  • Data Portability
    • 3-2-1 Archiving & Data Protection Best Practices (3 copies, on 2 media types, with 1 removable or remote)
    • Facilitate online, offline, replicated, off-site, and/or secure vaulted copies.
  • Low Total Cost of Ownership
    • Low cost per GB for archive storage
    • Low administrative overhead
    • Eliminating Tier-1 costs associated with archived data, such as redundant data backups and use of higher cost Tier-1 storage resources
    • Low power consumption – data at rest on media does not require any power