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The Big Three: Archive Joins Backup and Disaster Recovery


Data growth, data access, and data protection have become intermingled to a degree that makes it difficult to understand management processes that historically were pretty straightforward. Specifically, backup and disaster recovery (DR) have been widely understood and implemented. Due to the enormous growth of data, archive has entered the larger IT discussion, playing an important role in organizing, accessing, and protecting data as it compounds over time, alongside standard backup and DR processes. By analyzing how large quantities of data may be used and accessed, the roles of each process are much easier to understand. Historically, backup and disaster recovery have been sufficient for most organizations. To recover from a brief interruption caused by accidentally deleted files, server outages, or power outages, properly implemented data backups let you easily restore data. If a catastrophe strikes, involving a longer-term or more severe interruption, then you implement and test the effectiveness of your disaster