These properties create many unique opportunities and challenges for archival storage
Recently, hard disk drive system manufacturers have promoted their products as a solution for archival storage
. This is a major shift from the traditional use of hard drive technology.
Increasingly, archival storage
means moving large amounts of older, infrequently accessed data to tape.
Therefore, like MO today, these new optical solutions will be limited to the regulatory-compliance applications of the medical, financial, legal and life sciences fields, while failing to entice virtually all other mid-to-large-sized companies that are looking for a cost-effective solution to their long term archival storage
The largest growth area for magnetic systems is in long-term data retention and archival storage
. Government regulations and numerous other legal issues are now mandating that certain types of data be retained in a machine readable format forever.
After reference data ages beyond its active or period of re-reference (suggest that 90-120 days is a good starting point), the data still needs to be retained and automated tape library storage remains the optimal choice and lowest overall cost solution for long-term archival storage
. This partial list of regulations is becoming increasingly important to the storage admin istrator's strategy and includes:
The second-wave of archival storage
management is underway.
The researchers also claim that under the right conditions, DNA can last much longer than current archival storage
technologies that degrade in a matter of decades.
11 January 2019 - US-based archival storage
management businesses DocuVault has acquired Delaware Valley, US-based storage and shredding services provider Stonewall Services, the company said.