How Software-Defined Archiving Can Help Your SAP Archiving Infrastructure
- Archive TCO Reduction by up to 50%
Software-Defined Archiving enables businesses to reduce their archive storage costs (TCO) by up to 50% compared to proprietary hardware silos like Dell EMC Centera, thanks to its hardware independence. This Software-Defined Archiving solution - iCAS - is based on industry standard servers and is far more open and scalable than previous generations of archive storage solutions. The combination of industry standard servers, lower service and support cost offers high potential for companies to reduce their archive storage TCO while reaching new economies of scale.
- Data Integrity Checks and Self-Healing
Archived attachments and data archiving files are typical business data in SAP environments that need to be kept available and valid over long periods of time. iCAS ensures long-term integrity and availability of SAP archive-relevant documents in a number of effective ways, from containerising of data and metadata to data replication, automated data integrity checks and Self-Healing.
Protecting SAP archived attachments and data archiving files, as well as ensuring their availability and integrity for the long term, are important for meeting stringent internal and external in data governance (e.g. SEC17a-4, Basel III, PCI-DSS, GDPR). However, these requirements cannot be fulfilled by SAP-certified DMS systems nor storage hardware alone. To comply with various regulations for data storage, a solution such as iCAS can help. It has been assessed and certified by independent auditors for its capabilities to provide the highest information security standards, data integrity maintenance, and data retention management on the storage layer.
- Easy Integration and Hardware Independence
By using a software technology for managing the long-term protection and retention of SAP archive-relevant documents, the software is the focus and provides the archiving intelligence, not the hardware. With no vendor lock-ins, iCAS Software-Defined Archiving provides 100% hardware independence, and an easy integration.