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Avoiding the Key Traps of Archival Storage

Published: 21 August 2014

ID: G00269849

Analyst(s): Valdis Filks, Garth Landers, Sheila Childs


Storage for archive data has specific requirements and workload traits, such as longevity, support for high capacities and infrequent access, and tight integration with archive software. Storage and data management architects must take three requirements into account before implementing a strategy.

Table Of Contents



  • Different Requirements; Different Types of Archival Storage
  • Archive Storage Operational Considerations
  • Avoiding Traps

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