Let Cost-Performance Drive Your SAP Data Archiving Strategy

We had a terrific response to our last webinar and we thought we’d share some insights. DA_costandcompliance Our point is this: When thinking about data archiving, look at cost versus performance. In other words, over time, how much is it going to cost (in storage, IT infrastructure and staff time for backup) to deliver the performance (in fast access, retention management) that your business needs? For most users of SAP solutions, a look ahead indicates rapid, exponential data volume growth that will soon outstrip the IT infrastructure…and budget. Data archiving delivers the answer for performance…and simplifies retention management as well. A smart data archiving strategy takes business complete data off of the production database and puts it on a lower cost storage tier—and that tier could be lower-cost disk storage or, increasingly, cloud storage-as-a-service. Dolphin helps customers through strategic planning, creating an archiving and ILM blueprint, and implementing process tracking and content management tools for seamless access—so that it doesn’t matter to the SAP system user whether a record is online or in an archive. The key, as noted in the webinar by our guest speaker and customer, Tom Shupe of Hubbell Incorporated, is to get business buy-in upfront. They know the value to the business of SAP system performance, retention management and being ready for audit requests. Business buy-in upfront takes the discussion away from being purely about short-term cost, and toward the best strategy for ensuring the right performance at the best total cost for the long term. What’s your take?

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Let Cost-Performance Drive Your SAP Data Archiving Strategy

We had a terrific response to our last webinar and we thought we’d share some insights.

DA_costandcompliance

Our point is this: When thinking about data archiving, look at cost versus performance.

In other words, over time, how much is it going to cost (in storage, IT infrastructure and staff time for backup) to deliver the performance (in fast access, retention management) that your business needs?

For most users of SAP solutions, a look ahead indicates rapid, exponential data volume growth that will soon outstrip the IT infrastructure…and budget.

Data archiving delivers the answer for performance…and simplifies retention management as well. A smart data archiving strategy takes business complete data off of the production database and puts it on a lower cost storage tier—and that tier could be lower-cost disk storage or, increasingly, cloud storage-as-a-service. Dolphin helps customers through strategic planning, creating an archiving and ILM blueprint, and implementing process tracking and content management tools for seamless access—so that it doesn’t matter to the SAP system user whether a record is online or in an archive.

The key, as noted in the webinar by our guest speaker and customer, Tom Shupe of Hubbell Incorporated, is to get business buy-in upfront. They know the value to the business of SAP system performance, retention management and being ready for audit requests.

Business buy-in upfront takes the discussion away from being purely about short-term cost, and toward the best strategy for ensuring the right performance at the best total cost for the long term.

What’s your take?