re: How To Choose A Data Archiving Platform
An organization that I'm involved with is looking at a four tier storage hierarchy - Primary storage on disk, first archive level on tape, second archive level on cloud, third archive level on long term cloud storage with a different provider. Moving data from one level to another requires analyzing what the data is, what it's being used for, and how long it's been dormant. It also gives the organization the capability to restore from different points in time. The idea is to balance recovery objectives, storage requirements and cost-effectiveness.