As 2016 gets rolling, a New Year’s resolution for enterprises should be to re-evaluate their approach to archiving data by taking advantage of cloud architectures and more intelligent systems, according to one industry observer.
Historically, archiving information has been about indiscriminately storing data in “dumb” storage, said James Haight, analyst with Blue Hill Research, in a recent webinar. “The analog equivalent might be having a filing cabinet where you are just indiscriminately stuffing a whole bunch of files,” he said. “You know when the day comes that you need it, you can hire enough interns and give them enough coffee to go and find exactly what you need. But there’s got to be a better way to do it.”
… David Houlihan, principal analyst at Blue Hill Research, said organizations are looking at new ways of archiving data because existing processes are inefficient and cumbersome. In addition, there is no secure, centralized and efficient environment for the mobile workforce. Many organizations have been relying on ad hoc, multi-custodian management approaches and have a lack of visibility into data to support compliance and governance activities.