Archiving is the placement of data which companies are no longer actively using in separate storage, which is retained for the long term. Data in the archive is indexed for quick traceability.
The ideal archiving solution classifies data automatically and archives it across systems, company-wide. Archiving brings transparency to databases and supports companies in matters of IT security, governance, risk management, compliance and e-discovery.
A welcome spin-off benefit
The archived data can be transferred to more cost-effective, external storage units, as performance requirements are low. In particular, if evolved storage solutions are consolidated, this reduces the costs of storage infrastructure.