A global company in the food and beverage industry had an SAP data archiving strategy in place: Data was being archived to keep the production SAP database running at peak performance. They also archived financial documents that support transactions. But even compressed, archived data takes up storage space, and when the data volume leaps into terabytes, storage becomes expensive. To make matters worse, that cost was going into storage of data that regulations required them to retain, but was very rarely accessed—if at all. The company needed to do something about the rising time and cost of managing terabytes of archived SAP data and documents. Solution Dolphin recommended a tiered storage strategy for archived data. This strategy consisted of:
- Nearline storage for data that could be archived but would be accessed more frequently;
- Their current offline archive repository for data that would be accessed less frequently;
- Cloud storage for volumes of documents and data that may never be accessed but needed to be kept to support their retention requirements.