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Copan Enhances File Archiver

LONGMONT, Colo. -- COPAN Systems, the leader in persistent data storage based upon its intelligent, enterprise-class enhanced MAID (Massive Array of Idle Disks) platform, today announced that the latest release of its Revolution 220A File Archiver is generally available. This 2.0 release delivers important scalability and immutability features that protect long-term digital archived business information.

Today, the focus of archiving is on value creation, and receiving the maximum benefit and competitive advantage from digital assets,” said Roger Archibald, senior vice president of Marketing and Business Development. “Data that is kept for long periods - whether it's to satisfy data management, regulatory compliance, litigation support, or records management requirements – hold a significant amount of business value to a company.”

Digital archiving differs from traditional backup in key ways. The key distinction is that a backup copy is generally a temporary copy that is retained for disaster recovery purposes, whereas an archive copy is a retention policy-dependent, permanent copy that is kept for compliance, audit, litigation support, and/or records management purposes. This data is referenceable and continuously evolves over time.

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