1. Cloud-native for simpler processes
Legacy LTR products are inefficient. You can only point to one tape at a time to archive, and IT has to catalog meticulously so nothing gets lost. Backups in hand, you contract with an off-site storage vendor that sets retention policies upfront before picking up and promising to keep your data safe. Yet without automation and search capabilities, off-site, physical media retrieval is time consuming and costs extra because staff is required to consult the catalog to find what’s needed. Instead, deploying a cloudnative solution that seamlessly integrates with popular public clouds — Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud — simplifies LTR in just a few clicks and without bolt-on gateways. This means you can set and instantly change policies to meet regulatory requirements; automatically catalog your data and simultaneously send it to multiple locations for geo-specific business needs; and automate your workflows through APIs. With instant global search, you can always retrieve your organization’s information — when you need it.