Why You Should Never Use Your Backups As Archives


In late August, IBM announced that it was creating a 120 Petabyte storage cluster for one of their clients. This project should serve as a warning sign about an important emerging IT trend.

Even after decades of steady improvement, we’re still seeing exponential growth in the power and efficiency of computing capabilities such as networking and processing. And when combined together, these improvements have a multiplier effect on the speed at which we are now creating, distributing and accumulating data.

Within the past 12 months, we’ve seen an increase in the number of small businesses struggling to get a handle on their data storage growth. Many of these clients have tried to fix the problem using a number of dangerous, expensive or clumsy improvised solutions.

Like it or not, your data is going to grow, and the speed at which it’s growing will continue to accelerate.

In order to proactively anticipate your future storage and disaster recovery needs, you need to think strategically about your data protection and retention.

That’s why we’ve put together a short video explaining some of the key ways in which you can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your data protection by combining data backup and data archiving together into an integrated and fully-automated data protection strategy that will keep you safe for years to come.

If your company would like more information about data archiving, you can speak to one of our experts for more information.

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