How archive tape management saves money

By Michael
August 25, 2014

Consider the size of a traditional data center. Now think about the scale of cloud computing centers and virtualized storage. Even more modern hardware for large-scale storage, such as flash drives, are excessively expensive when compared to archive tape management.

Yet it’s not just the sheer volume of information a company has to store that makes these totals add up. That can go a long way, certainly, but there’s the secondary, even tertiary costs to consider.

Here are some of the biggest expenses organizations encounter when creating archives for business management and compliance.

Energy demand
The power needed to provide support for substantial data centers grows as the cooling, maintenance and overall volume of information that needs to be stored continues to rise. FCW Online wrote that the price of all these aspects of archive and storage in general continue to rise, as corporations are ignoring how expensive it is to maintain information systems. The basic expense of kilowatt-hours can be crippling when so much data is stored in expensive systems.

B&L’s Archive Data Manager helps manage long-term tapes and age out information in a compliant manner. This keeps storage at optimal, affordable levels.

Technology needs
As companies continue to move to cloud computing and mobile environments, the price associated with keeping information in these settings needs to be considered. Vendors tend to charge more for digital infrastructure than businesses could manage on their own, resulting in huge expenses, especially in cases where information oversight allows corporate document systems to expand unchecked.

Controlling the scale and scope of infrastructure is crucial, Korea IT Times stated. Matching the resources organizations own with the kinds of devices people use is important, but there are more affordable ways to handle those demands. Using tape storage grants greater oversight and cost-effective options for enterprise information management.

Inventory overhead
The size and scale of information in the archive, backup and live environments of all corporations is expanding rapidly. With greater volume comes enhanced prices for housing this information, and when firms make use of uncoordinated systems, the expenses can add up rapidly.

Data Center Dynamics advised organizations to gain more perspective on their archive needs and ensure they’re using appropriate, scalable assets to manage these long-term storage demands. B&L’s Archived Data Manager can offer single-pane insight, cost control and size management with a twist of compliance that can help any organization improve its financial returns without risking corporate continuity.

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