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More than half of IT shops use an email archiver
This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of December 2013 Vol. 12 No. 10
Fifty-five percent of respondents to our latest storage survey use an email archiver; 11% archive data for up to six months, but for 21%, archiving means forever. Once upon a time, most IT shops considered really old backup tapes their archives. But now we know that really old backup tapes are just really old backup tapes, while archives are collections of inactive -- but useful -- data that can be retrieved and searched as needed. Fifty-five percent of our survey respondents use email archivers; 39% use file system archivers and 29% archive their databases. The main reason shops archive is to control disk capacity (29%), but 23% do it to toe the line with government regulations. Eleven percent archive data for up to six months, 56% keep it for more than two years and for 21%, archiving means forever. Fifty-five percent must like archiving, as they say it's made their job easier; 12% say the opposite (it made it harder!) and 33% don't see a difference. Most shops report their archivers do a pretty good job -- on a scale of 1 (...
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