Archiving is one of the best ways to manage uncontrollable data growth. But for many organizations, archive policies are rarely documented and not included as part of a formal storage strategy. Data requirements will also change over time mostly driven by the evolving philosophies behind data analytics and big data, as well as legal and compliance requirements. Both the software solution and the hardware need to be flexible to this business change.

In short, a smart archiving strategy helps you manage risk and compliance while also controlling costs and data sprawl.

Key features of effective archiving include: