The challenge: complying with strict records retention and performance requirements
Organisations today face increasingly strict regulations relative to records retention that require the archiving of e-mails, documents, patient records, design files, audit information, and other data for years, often on WORM (write once, read many) media. In addition, companies are increasingly implementing rigorous best practices to ensure that unregulated but crucial reference data is not changed or deleted and can be quickly and easily retrieved.
In today's world, government and internal records requests frequently combine highly specific search criteria with tight response times, and failure to accurately retrieve the required unaltered records may result in significant financial penalties or damage to reputation. However, current WORM technologies based on optical disk and tape do not provide sufficiently rapid access.
Solution: IBM TotalStorage N series with SnapLock Compliance and SnapLock Enterprise Software
The SnapLock function is designed to deliver high performance and high-security data function to disk-based nearline and primary IBM TotalStorage N series storage. The SnapLock function can help manage the permanence, accuracy, integrity, and security of data by storing business records in an inalterable form and allowing for their rapid online accessibility for long periods of time.