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The Active Archive Alliance serves as a vendor-neutral, trusted source for providing end users with technical expertise and guidance to design and implement modern active archive strategies that solve data growth challenges through intelligent data management. Active archives enable reliable, online and cost-effective access to data throughout its life and are compatible with flash, disk, tape, or cloud as well as file, block or object storage systems. They help move data to the appropriate storage tiers to minimize cost while maintaining ease of user accessibility.

The Problem & How We Are Solving It

Data creation, storage and access requirements continue to rapidly grow and evolve, yet storage budgets are not growing as fast (some not at all). Organizations are facing the problem of storing more data with less money. Creating an active archive is a way to offload Tier 1 storage and free up valuable space on expensive primary storage and still store all of an organization’s data online.

No single vendor has the complete product set or resources to solve today’s data access demands. The Active Archive Alliance was formed as the data storage industry is in need of a multi-vendor effort to:

  1. Reduce the complexity of long-term data storage
  2. Provide scalable storage solutions
  3. Reduce total cost of ownership
  4. Reduce risk of non-compliance and data loss
  5. Balance speed of access with the cost of storage