What Is Archival Data Storage?
Archival data storage is necessary for preserving client files that may need to be accessed in the future. This is especially important for keeping data like medical records and transactions with past and present customers. This helps keep your clients in compliance with federal regulations like HIPAA, among others.
What is Archival Data Storage?
Archival storage is a type of storage designated for data that you may not currently need but must be saved so it can be accessed in the future, if necessary. Backup solutions typically provide for data archiving as well.
Government regulations like HIPAA require that medical practices keep medical records and patient/employee information electronically available. If you're an MSP that has clients in the healthcare arena, odds are they will need data archival storage to maintain this information.
Archive Storage vs. Backup Storage
While archiving is used to hold onto data for the long-term in the event it needs to be retrieved, data backup storage is primarily used for disaster recovery (DR). For example, you would use a backup solution to restore accidental data loss, but not to retrieve a string of emails that was needed as part of discovery in a lawsuit.
Use SolarWinds MSP for Your Storage Solution
SolarWinds Backup comes with data archiving so you can store important data for the long haul and access it when you need it. Whether it's a single file or an entire server, all you have to do is pick the data you want to archive and set the duration.
You and your clients can rest easy knowing that their data is always secure. You can choose choose AES 256-bit encryption and a private key. All of our data centers are protected around-the-clock and are SSAE compliant or ICO certified.
You can also select if you want to store your data in the cloud and locally. If you are unable to access the cloud, you are able to recover any data you need from your local archive.
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