About Active Archive Alliance

The Problem: Difficulty managing and accessing data


  • Long-term data retention is getting more complex to manage and access
  • Data is growing exponentially and value of data is unpredictable
  • Data growth is outpacing IT budgets
  • Data retention often comes with long-term compliance or governance requirements

The Solution: Active Archive

  • An active archive gives users access to all your data, all the time.
  • Active archive is a combined solution of open systems that are compatible with flash, disk, tape, or cloud (public or private), file, block or object storage systems
  • An active archive provides an effortless means to store and manage all their data.

Benefits of an Active Archive Include

Ease of Use:

  • Policy-based migration to free up primary storage as data ages, to simplify management.
  • Data is searchable directly by end users regardless of where it’s stored.
  • Compatible with flash, disk, tape, or cloud (public or private), file, block or object storage systems.


  • Effectively manage data from terabytes to Exabytes across multiple storage types without adding complexity.
  • Seamlessly add new storage technologies for future growth and new use cases.
  • Data resiliency over time is the goal vs. data protection alone.


  • Ability to automatically align data class with storage type and SLA requirements reduces TCO.
  • Optimize IT infrastructure to address data at all phases of its lifecycle without added cost or complexity.
  • Frequency of access or policy determines storage tier, reducing reliance on costly flash and disk.
  • Removes data from backup set to achieve greater efficiency and cost savings.


  • Provides ability to fulfill regulatory and/or internal data retention policy requirements.
  • Leverage the flexibility of cloud in addition to on-premise or offline copies.
  • Diversity of storage ensures access and eliminates risk of data loss.

Alliance Members