Manufacturing data, Research, Clinical Trails, Submissions … the list of things creating data is long. Where is this data being backed up? Is this generally static “write once, read never” data continually being written to tape? Expensive internal disk arrays mixed with corporate data? Are redundant backups being written to media and shipped offsite never to be retrieved? All of these options continually put pressure on budgets to maintain this storage strategy. Having a solid regulated data storage archive strategy can save a company a large percentage of its backup budget.
Once you have this regulated data segmented, do you have the tools to audit its access, modifications and deletions? Managing data is one thing, but providing traceability and audit reports can instill confidence in those responsible for compliance.