Archiving is essentially a historic collection of your important data. It is the process of moving data to a separate storage device for long-term retention. It is important not to confuse archiving and backup as the two play fundamentally different roles. How you archive will determine the availability, security and integrity of your data. Certain data must be kept for decades and have a certain number of copies, whilst other data must not be modified once written (WORM). Data has become an important consideration for all organisations. As data continues to grow, businesses demand a future-proof solution that is scalable and cost-effective. The GDPR recognises our rights as individuals to have our data stored compliantly and consensually, so choosing the right solution is an important step.
Compliant archiving is not just storing or keeping information and records, neither backing up data. Particular business data need to be archived in a compliant manner, which means, it has to meet a complex set of requirements defined by regulatory bodies, governments, or enterprises themselves.
Due to the limitations and inefficiencies of legacy archiving solutions, a modern approach is sought that reflects the amount of data processed. Consequently, long-term archiving is now a mainstream choice to protect your documents at optimal cost, whilst ensuring maximum flexibility and security.