One of the topics we’re often asked about is cloud archiving or tiering to the cloud. Enterprises want to know how it can help them and what are the key advantages and challenges. Today, we “clear the fog” on cloud archiving.
Covid-19 has caused a shift in cost-cutting among companies in industries across the board. In fact, according to a Gartner, Inc. survey, 62% of the 317 CFOs and finance leaders assessed are planning cuts. While 38% of finance leaders are hoping to avoid cuts in 2020, 18% are planning to downsize budgets in all categories. Data file archiving has always been an essential part of business; it has quickly become a necessity, positioned at the front of the line for "must-have projects."
If you're new to file archiving, you probably aren't familiar with the term "stub." A stub is a file that points to a file, similar to the concept of a shortcut on a desktop. Instead of pointing to an active file, a stub points to an archived file that has been moved to a new location.
When you start archiving files in an enterprise environment -- which you should do to keep network storage capacity optimized -- you will work with stubs.
Whenever we review archive and primary storage, we like to reference Peter Krogh, a recognized photographer and pioneer of digital archiving. Krogh noted that there are two groups of people; those who’ve experienced a storage failure and those who will in the future.
Halloween is coming up, and we’ve got a spooky story of file storage to chill your blood: this is “Lost in the Funhouse.”
It was a file storage administrator’s nightmare: old files were being archived to an archive platform, then a shift happened sending files to another platform, and during the process the cloud was added into the mix. And then the emails began to show up. A few at first, then steadily more, all with the same message:
“Where are my files?”