Does your business generate massive amounts of information on a daily basis? Does the data have to be maintained for regulatory or strategic business purposes? If so, is a large amount of your business information stored on inactive, legacy applications that have been replaced by new solutions or made redundant through mergers and acquisitions or other IT projects?
Traditional methods of archiving have become inadequate when confronted with the need to preserve huge quantities of both structured an unstructured data. Adopting a tactical archiving approach results in implementing inappropriate point solutions that address specific data types or applications. This produces a complex and costly siloed IT environment where trying to ensure compliant information access is difficult and risky. To reduce costs and remove complexity, organizations must seek to optimize IT environments by rationalizing application portfolios and decommissioning legacy systems.