Corporate data from an
almost limitless array of sources is being generated across a wide range of
systems and business applications in sky-rocketing volumes.
This situation not only
poses a major challenge for an overwhelming number of organisations in terms of
the day-to-day management of all digital assets, but also presents major
threats in areas such as the security and long-term preservation of data in accordance
with non-negotiable corporate governance, risk management and statutory
And, to make matters worse,
the sudden and dramatic shift in where data is being generated in terms of the
“work-from-home” regime imposed on almost all organisations as a result of the
current coronavirus pandemic is compounding the crisis and straining capital
and operational resources to the point where failure to some degree or another
is almost guaranteed to result.
It is, for example, an
established fact that more than 60% of all data currently stored on primary IT
production servers and other on-site storage platforms can be categorically
classified as “unstructured” and therefore unrelated or largely irrelevant to any
of the organisation’s mainstream applications or routine day-to-day business
Explosive growth in
unstructured data can account for up to 90% of costs associated with managing
and maintaining on-site primary and secondary storage resources, including disk
and tape. It also impacts negatively on productivity performance issues such as
the backup window encroaching on production operations.
Unstructured data is
seldom, if ever, accessed more than once or twice in a 12-month period and
thereafter is unlikely to be accessed again in the foreseeable future unless it
is required to address special or unusual circumstances.
Until it has been subjected
to detailed analysis and categorised according to specific statutory,
legislative or corporate governance and risk management compliance rules, or
qualified for its potential to yield potential business intelligence benefits,
unstructured data as well as all other historical information has to be
archived and retained for periods that can sometimes be indefinite.
The best way to guarantee
the safety, integrity and future availability of this potentially priceless
corporate asset is to archive the data to the StorVault Storage Cloud until it
can be analysed and exploited for its true value.
StorVault Storage Cloud
offers the perfect solution with which to address this growing crisis. Designed
and developed according to the highest possible international standards and
specifications, the solution provides an archival repository for virtually any type
of data with no capacity limitations and supports indefinite storage periods at
a fixed cost.