Gartner Research

Rethinking Archive Storage to Avoid Traps and Make It Work for You

Published: 29 August 2017

ID: G00303281

Analyst(s): Garth Landers , Valdis Filks , Julian Tirsu


Storage for archive data has specific requirements and workload traits, such as support for high capacities, infrequent access and tight integration with archive software. Infrastructure and operations leaders must take these requirements into account before implementing a strategy.

Table Of Contents


  • Avoiding Traps and Long-Term Considerations
  • Different Requirements Mean Different Types of Archival Storage
  • Archive Storage Operational Considerations

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