As more and more businesses are focused on switching from a capex model to more of an opex model, they are making the shift from offline, physical tape to cold storage for long-term archival of data — primarily for compliance or worst-case scenario DR reasons. A major factor in this market dynamic is that with tape and other physical media, there is additional risk and cost associated with the usage, handling and storage of the media.
Considering that most of this archived data is intended as “write once, read never,” it is best kept on cheap storage. Many companies are now turning to new “cold” cloud storage solutions, as cold storage is typically pennies per gigabyte.
Veeam Backup & Replication™ helps to not only embrace this at every step of the journey, but to unblock and enable your journey to shifting to cold cloud storage for long-term archival with the automation to manage your backup data’s life cycle from creation to deletion.