Reduce cost, optimise storage infrastructures and comply with data preservation regulations
Bull archiving solution enables costs reduction by offloading the 60% dormant data on primary storage, then by dividing by at least 2 the protection costs. It protects your information asset (IP), eliminating risks to lose & broadcast emails stored in laptop and help you being compliant with your email regulations (internal & external). It leverages end user and email server productivity and make recovery plan possible.
File and email data are fuelling data growth averaging over 30% percent a year in organisations of all sizes and in all sectors of activity. And yet, studies indicate that over 60% of this data has not been consulted for over a year!
This impacts cost, risk and service levels as primary storage needs grow unchecked. Data backup compounds the problem with typically 10-15 backup copies of each piece of primary storage data. This puts pressure on backup windows and secondary storage resources. Attempts to control spiralling data volumes by using techniques such as email quotas can have the opposite effect to that intended by forcing users to archive mailboxes to their laptops which are not systematically protected, thus increasing the probability of data loss and non-compliance with data preservation regulations.
According to IDC, an average of 60% of disk space has not been accessed for 1 year and the average data growth is more than 30% per year. Radicati Group states that 95% of mails are archived on laptops without any protection (backup, confidentiality). In addition, as Gartner says, after the Primary Storage size problem, legal compliance is the most important reason for a customer to archive data. For all these reasons, archiving has to be considered as a very specific issue in the Information Lifecycle Management of the company.
Claude radix, Bull StoreWay practice leader