Data archiving should not just be seen as a means of backing up older files, but the process can also provide a key protection in terms of disaster recovery for firms.
Paula Long, chief executive officer and founder of DataGravity, wrote in her latest blog for Silicon Angle that unstructured data remains one of the most difficult areas for firms to protect – as they do not fully understand what it is these files relate to and their part in the overall business picture.
Thought therefore needs to be given to categorising data before it is stored, as well as placing limitations on levels of access for staff members to these files once the data has been archived to ensure essential data does not get moved or deleted.
“Data protection is not just backup,” Ms Long concluded. “But understanding who has access to the information and understanding who should have access to it.”
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