Overflowing in-boxes, maxed out email servers, and now even more places for employees to generate content. Enterprises are implementing new collaboration systems (Sharepoint, GDocs, ZoHo) for document sharing, which means employees will have more options beyond email to collaborate internally with each other and externally with customers, vendors, friends & family.
These new capabilities mean there are growing “shards of content” data silos in the enterprise that need to be captured and archived for compliance, e-discovery, storage management and universal information governance best practices.
Sonian believes the best most cost-effective and reliable way to solve this problem is a centralized archiving service, powered by cloud-scale infrastructure as a service. Here’s why:
- Installed archiving software never has enough compute power for large searches or deep analytics. The cloud offers CPU on demand to power through terabytes of content.
- Installed archiving software consumes a lot of your expensive SAN and backup/DR storage. The cloud as your long-term storage locker with integrated search and analytics is configured as a virtual extension of your own network. A double Win-Win combination: less cost and just as secure.
- Installed archiving software can’t help you gain valuable data insights to manage “top-line-growth” issues from better business intelligence and value that can be extracted from all content silos across the organization.