July 19, 2022

Active Archive Alliance Unveils State of the Industry 2022 Report: Building a Flexible Archival Repository Your Way

Innovative Data Management Strategies Secure Data Against Cyberattacks and Support Sustainability, Compliance, Analytics and AI/ML Operations  

Boulder, Colo., July 19, 2022 – The Active Archive Alliance today announced the availability of a new report: “The Active Archiving Ecosystem: Building a Flexible Archival Repository Your Way,” highlighting how active archiving addresses the relentless rate of data growth and how to manage it for accessibility, cost and security.

“Organizations want to ease the financial and operational burden of buying storage for fast-growing data and supporting legacy systems,” said Dr. Kel Pults, chief clinical officer, MediQuant and Active Archive Alliance Board Member. “Active archiving allows organizations to take control over their archival data, keeping it immediately accessible so users can find what they need when they need it. Broad integration across storage systems and platforms saves money and time, and cybersecurity measures like air gap and strong user authentication keep data safe. Plus, active archive’s scalability, ease of use, and integration tools have made it an increasingly essential component of organizations’ global data storage strategies.”Active archive solutions leverage an intelligent management layer that provides views of data stored on multiple platforms as a virtual data repository. The software monitors and can migrate archival data across cost-effective storage tiers while maintaining accessibility and cybersecurity.

The three main requirements driving active archiving’s fast market growth are:

  1. Keep active archives accessible. As the active archive’s storage intelligence layer automates data movement to lower storage tiers, it also monitors data locations and enables lifetime accessibility. Users and IT administrators can easily access archived data.
  2. Keep active archives low-cost. Active archiving provides massive storage capacities in a small footprint and low cost/GB by automatically moving archival data to lower-cost storage tiers. Organizations can typically leverage existing systems and cloud subscriptions as part of their active archive strategy and implementation.
  3. Keep active archives secure. Active archive solutions monitor data integrity, protecting long-term archives from bit rot, corruption and failed media. Tape’s air gap defense is impregnable to ransomware and other cyberattacks. In addition, moving disparate legacy systems to a single active archive reduces the IT footprint, thereby reducing access points and risk.

Additional advancements, such as multi-vendor active archiving systems, sustainability, analytics, and AI/ML, all contribute to active archiving’s fast marketplace growth and continual innovation.

To download the 2022 State of the Industry report, visit: The Active Archiving Ecosystem: Building a Flexible Archival Repository Your Way

Interested in joining active archive solution vendors in advancing modern strategies to solve data growth challenges? Visit the Active Archive Alliance Sponsorship page for more details.

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About Active Archive Alliance
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. Members and sponsors include FUJIFILM Recording Media USA, MediQuant, Spectra Logic, Atempo, ELLKAY, Folio Photonics, IBM, Iron Mountain, Legacy Data Access, Overland Tandberg, PoINT Software & Systems, QStar Technologies, Quantum, StorMagic, SullivanStrickler, Western Digital and XenData.

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