Why File Archiving? Benefits of File Archiving

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Why is File Archiving the need of the hour?

Unstructured data (Documents, PDFs, PPTs, text files, social media data, etc.) is growing at an unprecedented rate. As per a report published by IDC in 2021, enterprises have an average of 71PB of file storage in on-premises locations and over 91PB of it in public cloud locations. On-premises file storage was expected to grow at 46% per year over the next five years, while public cloud file storage was expected to grow even faster (at 53% per year).
 
According to estimates, 80% of enterprise data is unstructured and dispersed among silos of active and old file repositories. If left unchecked, these can quickly turn into unmanageable file swamps. Such a scenario would result in

  • Increase in IT costs ( maintenance and storage)
  • Regulatory non-compliance
  • Frequent data breaches
  • Data discovery challenges

 
The answer to the above challenges – File Archiving. It is an essential strategy for improving the efficiency of active data storage infrastructure, reducing IT costs and staying compliant.
 

Benefits of File Archiving

  • Reduce cost and improve infra efficiency
    • Free up costly primary storage by moving and archiving inactive files
    • Improve infrastructure performance by moving redundant and old data
    • Lower costs by efficiently identifying and moving inactive files to a low-cost cloud storage
    • Retire legacy file repositories and free up IT resources
    • Save further by tiering data to lower-cost storage based on age
  • Stay Compliant with Data Regulations
    • Enable policy-based retention schedules to meet compliance requirements
    • Comply with Data privacy regulations such as GDPR, and CCPA by moving data out of active systems/processing.
    • Meet legal requirements quickly with e-discovery and legal holds
  • Quick Data Discovery and Access
    • Browsable Centralized archives provide quick data access by breaking down data silos
    • Full-content text search capabilities make it simple to locate relevant files
    • Self-service access to data via role-based access controls
  • Prevent Data loss and Leakages
    • Centralize and consolidate inactive data for better monitoring and management.
    • Classify data and protect data from accidental loss/leakages
  • Reduce IT Effort
    • Archiving helps reduce time and effort for backups and maintenance
    • Save time for IT in fulfilling data requests by providing self-service access

 

Simplify & Automate Cloud File Archiving with SOLIX ECS

With SOLIX ECS, organizations can quickly identify and archive infrequently accessed files and legacy file systems into cost-effective and secure self-service cloud repositories with real-time search and access, centralized governance, security, and compliance.

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