Future-Proof Your Data: The Importance of Data Archiving in Today's Fast-Paced World

Storing data for long periods of time can put a strain on your servers and IT system, however businesses often need to keep old data for record keeping, compliance and to meet regulatory requirements in different industries.

Navigating the Challenges of Archiving

Data archiving is a challenging task that requires careful planning and consideration. Unlike backups, archived data needs to be stored over a longer term and must be accessible in a format that is compatible with the technology at the time of retrieval.

With the rapid pace of technological change, this presents a greater challenge than many businesses realize. Businesses need to develop clear archiving policies that outline which data should be archived and for how long, so their data remains secure and accessible over the long term.

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Microsolve Data Archiving

With IT Consultants and trained technical staff, Microsolve can help you answer the important questions around data storage and help you identify the best archive and retrieval methods for your Data Archiving Process.

6 Key Considerations for Long-Term Storage

When looking at your data archival options, there are a number of factors you need to take into consideration:

  • Will your chosen storage medium and device be accessible in 5 to 10 years’ time?

  • Will the data format of your archived data be obsolete in 5 to 10 years’ time?

  • Do you need to consider data redundancy for your most important data to ensure there is a backup plan if the original archive mechanism fails?

  • What are you going to archive and what data can be deleted?

  • What storage capacity do you need for your data?

  • Who is authorised to act on archived data and under what circumstances?
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To ensure your data is secure and looked after in your business, we offer a range of data services to help you ensure your business data is protected and if the unthinkable should happen and that data is damaged or lost, you know you’re covered.

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