Data archiving is the process of moving data that is no longer actively used to a separate storage device for long term retention. Archive data consists of older data that is still important to the organization and may be needed for future reference, as well as data that must be retained for regulatory compliance. Data archives are indexed and have search capabilities so files and parts of files can be easily located and retrieved.
Data archiving is suitable for data that must be retained due to operational or regulatory requirements, such as document files, email messages and possibly old database records. The greatest benefit of archiving data is that it reduces the cost of primary storage. Archive storage also reduces the volume of data that must be backed up. Removing infrequently accessed data from the backup data set improves backup and restore performance, and lowers secondary storage costs.
The team at Quickmail has the skills and technology to be able to assist you to build and maintain a Data Archive system for your business.