CommVault announced a new content-based retention solution that enables enterprises to keep only data that is important to the business and move beyond the costly and commonly used “keep everything” approach to data management.
Leveraging Simpana Reference Copy can reduce long-term storage costs and capacity needs by up to 70% when compared to traditional approaches to data retention.
Organizations can make sense of their content, streamline discovery to improve insight and make smart decisions about how they want to retain it, while at the same time making cloud storage from providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Rackspace a practical reality through the industry’s most advanced data classification and retention capabilities.
Legacy solutions that focus on backup or force customers to archive irrelevant data, without compliance, evidentiary or other organizational value, increase overall costs and risk and inhibit cloud adoption.
Traditional archive platforms are cumbersome and make it difficult to secure, find and recover siloed data across the enterprise. Long-term data retention approaches need to be automated, flexible and granular.
According to Gartner, most organizations (62%) still do not utilize any specific tools to help them understand and to make decisions on the retention/management of their unstructured data. Archiving is starting to better penetrate organizations, but this is often just moving the problem from primary storage to a less expensive archive.