Improving Your Data Storage Solution with Data Archiving

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2020 has seen the greatest demand in data storage of any year so far. Individuals, companies, and governments are amassing a tremendous amount of data requiring an increasing volume of data storage every year, but a majority of these customers are overpaying for their data storage solutions without ever hearing of data tiering and archiving.

Data archiving and data tiering are services that allows you to offload infrequently used data from primary storage and backups into a more cost-effective tier or archive for longer-term storage.

Benefits of Data Archiving

Archiving data is an essential part of any business that wants to run their storage solutions as efficiently as possible. NAS archiving provides a variety of advantages to businesses that work with increasingly large data sets to help them comply with regulations, save storage space, and cut storage costs.

Maximize Savings on Storage Tiering Costs

A well-developed data tiering and archiving strategy can drastically reduce the costs in tiered storage systems by optimizing the storage of cold data out of expensive Tier 0 and Tier 1 drives.

Moving sections of less-used cold data out of your primary storage, backups, and DR systems can drastically reduce your storage footprint while cutting storage costs by up to 70%.

Data Archiving is Non-Disruptive to Users and Apps

Archiving cold data does not disrupt the function of the storage array being analyzed and archived. Users and apps can continue to function seamlessly during and after the data has been archived.

The best data archiving tools avoid disruption by providing an interface that allows the file-based data to be archived as objects. Komprise’s Transparent Move Technology™ (TMT) creates an efficient bridge between these paradigms that allows storage function to continue uninhibited.

Secure Data for Regulatory Compliance

Sensitive data can be secured within the archive where it cannot be modified. Maintaining the archived data in this manner is required to comply with data storage regulations in a number of industries.

Outside Hot-Data Path

Tiering and archiving does not interfere with the pathways of hot data or meta data and does not degrade storage performance. The data archiving process alleviates strain on primary, DR, and backup storage systems, which can improve application response times and enhance hot-data storage performance.

No Vendor Lock-In with Cloud Data Tiering and Archiving

Cloud tiering and archiving does not lock you in to having to use the same vendor for your primary NAS storage. With access to standard protocols, including S3, SMB, and NFS, Komprise data archiving tools avoid locking you into having to use any particular storage device or vendor.

Get the freedom to design a custom archiving solution built to meet the specific performance, capacity, budget, and scalability needs of your data storage system without having to deal with “pools” from storage tiering companies that create vendor lock-in.

Native Access from Secondary Storage

Archived data can be accessed directly from secondary storage solutions allowing access for ongoing and future use. In this way, the data is easily accessible so it can adhere to both the daily needs of the business and the constantly changing compliance requirements.

Read the blog post: What you need to know before you jump into the cloud tiering pool

Optimize Your Enterprise Storage with Cloud Tiering and Data Archiving Solutions from Komprise

Komprise uses an analytics-driven approach to data management that will help you identify, organize, and archive data transparently without any disruption to your file access. Get to the cloud faster, optimize your hot data performance, reduce backup gap time, and significantly lessen your storage and backup costs today.

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