Gartner Research

It's Time to Think About Rearchitecting File Archives With Backup

Published: 10 October 2016

ID: G00316064

Analyst(s): Pushan Rinnen , Garth Landers


Many organizations continue to keep backup-based file archives against Gartner's best practice of adopting file archiving and tiering for long-term retention. This research advises data and backup managers on rearchitecting file archives and reducing risks associated with backup-based file archives.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use Modern Technologies to Rearchitect File Archiving, Reducing Costs and Improving Business Efficiency
  • Document the Potential Risks Associated With Backup-Based File Archives and Inform Legal and Business Units
  • Adopt Cloud Object Storage to Gain Online Access and Remove Hardware Refresh Cycles, but Form Realistic Expectations

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