The interest in archiving organisational data has grown as the amount of data flowing into an organisation has exploded. Up to 80% of data in an organisation’s operational systems may be inactive and this presents a huge opportunity to move this data to lower cost storage options. Archives need no longer be deployed on technology that makes their access a slow and laborious process though – now data can be archived and applications can be decommissioned all on a unified archiving platform, making them easily accessible but vastly reducing the overheads of managing them on a day-to-day basis.
Moreover, structured and unstructured data can both be archived with equal effectiveness, enabling the value of all information assets to be maintained while maintaining accessibility and reducing costs. With the increasing burden of regulatory compliance across industry sectors, and with the scalability now possible with enterprise archiving, organisations are seeing archiving differently and recognising its ability to free up IT resources for more innovative and profitable activities.
IS Solutions is experienced in the specification and delivery or archiving solutions with a trained and vendor-certified team of enterprise archiving specialists available for implementation and support.
We are also a founding member of the InfoArchive Consortium, an alliance committed to fostering the adoption of next generation unified archiving based on the EMC InfoArchive platform.
EMC InfoArchive provides a unified enterprise-wide archive that supports the archiving of data in any format from any system. InfoArchive ingests structured data, unstructured content, print streams and XML – from a multitude of applications – at the same time.
Archiving this data reduces your costs for storage, servers, operations and database licences. Moreover, for legacy or obsolete systems where the data is inactive, the archive can be implemented and the system then retired yielding dramatic ongoing savings.
InfoArchive meets the challenge facing businesses to maintain their data in an environment of rapidly increasing information and a growth in regulatory requirements. InfoArchive delivers the ability to:
InfoArchive represents archived information as XML objects, making unified access, query and reporting both fast and easy. Tens of billions of objects can be archived, reducing cost of ownership. The benefits of archiving with InfoArchive are cumulative, so cost savings increase the more you archive.
InfoArchive helps meet compliance requirements such as retention, data encryption, electronic signature and time-stamping. It also supports PCI data security standards and complies with the Open Archive Information System standard (OAIS).
InfoArchive provides unified access to the archived information so that authorised users such as auditors, partners, employees and customers can quickly find the information they need. Users can search for information across multiple applications concurrently with search times of mere seconds for enterprises that archive millions of documents and data records per day.
The InfoArchive unified approach to application archiving reduces costs, satisfies compliance regulations and enables application decommissioning in an efficient and scalable enterprise solution.