Why not keep all my data on primary storage?
Not all data has the same importance to the business or the same performance and access requirements, so it doesn’t need to be stored and protected in the same way. Managing your data based on its value and how it is used by the business, brings a number of benefits, including:
Performance – the more data you store on your primary storage, the more the performance degrades. Removing data that doesn’t require fast performance and access, increases the performance and claims back storage space and defer that next upgrade.
Cost – Primary storage is more than double the cost of archive storage. Typically, 70-80% of data is suitable for archiving so this is a significant saving.
Management – Automating data archiving reduces the management overhead required to manage, backup, index and search.
Why not just buy more hardware?
Adding more hardware only adds more overheads in managing your data, does not address any compliance requirements that you may have and also adds risk – in short, it doesn’t aid IT operations in any way but adds complexity and cost.
How do you identify which files are appropriate for archive?
Daisy’s service provides comprehensive information on your entire data estate so that you can make an informed decision about which data to archive.
How will archive effect your end users?
Archived files are accessed in exactly the same way as if they were stored on the primary storage, so it has no effect on your end users at all.
What are the benefits to your end users?
The main benefit is that users can access files from the archive without any intervention from IT, so they have a seamless experience.
Why do you need backup and archive?
You need backup for your business critical data and you need archive for your business important data. Backup allows you to recover the most important parts of your IT operation in the event of a disaster. Archive allows you to cost-effectively store non-critical data that can be accessed quickly whenever it is required, without the need to involve IT resources.
What are the benefits of an active archive?
Daisy’s Archive as a Service enables you to:
Reduce IT Investment
Reduce primary storage
Shrink backup windows
Improve disaster recovery
Reduce human error
Secure critical information
Facilitate data mining
Identify problematic behaviour