Remember when "Records Retention" meant paper in file cabinets?
Laws, regulations and business practices policies have resulted in longer retention periods for business records. Increased volumes create a cost burden. The inability to purge records on schedule creates additional costs and risks.
Businesses with a clear information retention policy know which information should be retained for how long, which to be deleted, and how it should be protected. Policy-based records retention enables efficient use of tiered storage, which can significantly reduce total power consumption and costs.
Retain the information you need and mitigate risk
IBM can help. With IBM Information Infrastructure solutions, you can leverage tiers of storage (disk and tape) with policy-based management that automatically moves less active information to more cost-effective storage systems, as well as deduplication and compression techniques to achieve storage capacity optimization and improved productivity. With IBM solutions, you can reduce costs and mitigate business risks associated with skyrocketing information and manage its lifecycle effectively.
IBM can design and provide an integrated information retention solution tailored for your business. Let IBM show you how to retain and manage information cost effectively, protect and secure it efficiently, and save money by reducing energy, floor space, and maintenance requirements.
We can help you leverage key information technologies, including:
A cost-effective data retention and disposal program
IBM’s information archiving and retention strategy can help organizations optimize their storage infrastructures by matching the value of their information to the appropriate storage media. Following this strategy gives users the cost benefits of a blended, tiered solution. Inactive information can be stored on lower cost storage, while more pertinent, critical, and active information can be stored on near-line disk, allowing for faster retrieval and search.
Keeping information secure and protected during retention is important to eliminate the business risk and costs associated with critical information exposure. IBM Information Infrastructure tools and solutions allow for data to be encrypted before transmission over the network or when saved to disk or tape, and keep it encrypted as long as it is retained, as well as allowing for secure disposal at the end of the information lifecycle.
IBM offers premier hardware, software and services solutions, designed to help you meet all your information retention needs. We can provide planning, design and implementation specifically for archive and retention of information. Our comprehensive archiving and retention solutions include technology and processes to support preservation, discovery, retention and disposition of all kinds of information.
- IBM GTS Storage Optimization & Integration Services for transformation strategy (Novus) (US)
- IBM Information Lifecycle Management – Enterprise Archive Services (US)
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- IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (US)
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- IBM Optim Data Growth Solution (US)
- IBM System Storage Archive Manager (US)
- More information on IBM Information Infrastructure related software offerings (US)