Backup vs. Archiving: Understand the difference

Many IT professionals consider Backup and Archive the same and frequently use one instead of the other. But in reality, they are entirely different and have diverse and essential purposes. Hence, it is crucial to understand what they are and their differences. What is Data Backup? A data backup is essentially a copy of data to serve the purpose of […]

What is File Archiving?

File archiving is the practice of identifying and storing static/inactive files in low-cost, long-term secondary storage for future business, legal, or compliance purposes.   Sometimes also referred to as Unstructured Data Archiving, File archiving has become crucial for organizations since, according to Gartner, unstructured data represents an astounding 80 to 90% of all new enterprise data, and it’s growing 3X […]

New Cloud Services are Foundational to Gaining Control Over Content

My next-door neighbor has a two-car garage and a large shed in the backyard. In the twenty-plus years we have lived next door, they have yet to park a single car in their garage. The garage is overflowing with all manner of yard equipment, winter tires, retired exercise equipment, and the odd piece of furniture. The shed is also packed. […]