More Data, Longer Retention, Higher Costs
Data is increasingly being stored for longer periods of time to meet compliance and regulatory requirements. And many organizations are facing the need to move data off of aging tapes before it’s irretrievable. Both the public cloud and tape offer the ability to store and retrieve data for long-term retention. However as public cloud storage services continue to become attractive from a cost perspective, tape is losing its appeal for long-term retention. Additionally the easy access and retrieval of data from the public cloud makes it easier to perform search and analytics.