80–90% of your data is comprised of unstructured files (videos, images, documents, emails, analytics, etc.). These capacities rapidly grow year after year. Keeping active data on file servers and expensive NAS equipment makes sense but proves impractical and cost-prohibitive for less frequently used files. Especially the huge volumes of data that must be stored and protected for the long term in accordance with company requirements and/or compliance mandates.
Active Archiving addresses these challenges by regularly moving less frequently accessed files to lower-cost, scalable storage, where they can be preserved and protected while still remaining accessible when needed.