Having a connection to an FDA-compliant cloud can make the compartmentalization of legacy systems easier. Deep archiving of data on reliable and replicated disk arrays is a better option than tape. Creating logical walls around individual systems to protect legacy systems will extend their availability. Being proactive in managing legacy regulated applications and data will free IT to instead provide current technology, thereby shortening the risk assessments to Validated systems. Compartmentalizing regulated data can make the arduous task of data classification, traceability and audits so much easier.