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Archival Storage User Demands and Investment Drivers

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"Archiving is an industry in transition," said Laura DuBois, program VP, Storage Systems, Software and Solutions at IDC. Backup application suppliers seek to embed more archiving value-added functions to preserve the customers and the revenue base. Standalone archiving solutions are vulnerable to cloud archiving services. Legacy approaches to archiving including backup applications and tape are still in use but are on the decline as more firms seek faster and more sophisticated access to archive data for not only compliance and eDiscovery but also data mining and analytics. In the longer run, it is likely that the intelligence as to how data is managed, what policies it is under, and where it is placed in a storage hierarchy, from host-based cache to a cloud-based object storage or somewhere in between, will increasingly be absorbed into the storage infrastructure itself.

Table of Contents


IDC Opinion


In This Study


  • Methodology

Situation Overview

Future Outlook


Essential Guidance


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  • Related Research

  • Appendix: Survey Demographics

  • Synopsis

Figure: Approaches Used for Record/Data Retention

Figure: Approaches Used for Record/Data Retention, 2011 and 2012


Figure: Approaches Used for Record/Data Retention by Company Size


Figure: Technology Used for Long Record/Data Retention


Figure: Technology Used for Long Record/Data Retention, 2011 and 2012


Figure: Technology Used for Long Record/Data Retention by Company Size


Figure: Archiving Software Vendors and Products in Use


Figure: Archiving Software Vendors and Products in Use, 2011 and 2012


Figure: Archiving Cloud Services in Use


Figure: Archiving-Related Technologies Planned in the Next 12 Months


Figure: Archiving-Related Technologies Planned in the Next 12 Months, 2011 and 2012


Figure: Archiving-Related Technologies Planned in the Next 12 Months by Company Size


Figure: Total Storage Capacity (Disk and Tape) Used for Archiving by Company Size


Figure: Mean Storage Capacity Growth for Archiving in the Past 12 Months by Company Size


Figure: Mean Archive Capacity on Disk and Tape by Company Size


Figure: Changing Use of Disk and Tape for Archiving over the Next 12 Months by Company Size


Figure: Disk Solution Planned for Increased Use in Archiving by Company Size


Figure: Long-Term Archiving Investment Drivers


Figure: Long-Term Archiving Investment Drivers by Company Size


Figure: Respondents by Knowledge of Backup and Archive Procedures


Figure: Respondents by Role


Figure: Respondents by Departmental Group


Figure: Respondents by Company Size


Figure: Respondents by Vertical Industry


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