Azure Archive Storage offers a secure and versatile option when it comes to storing data that isn’t accessed often.

While there are many positives when it comes to migrating to the cloud, there are certain instances where costs can quickly add up. If your organization stores large amounts of data that is rarely used, you may be spending significantly more on storage costs than is necessary. Learn how Azure Archive Storage can help you reduce your storage costs without sacrificing security.

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What is Azure Archive Storage?

With Azure Archive Storage, you’ll have access to low cost, yet highly available secure cloud storage for data that’s rarely accessed. Easily store terabytes of data for a fraction of the cost of typical cloud storage.

Security is always critical even if data is rarely accessed

Just because your data is rarely accessed doesn’t mean it’s not important. Depending on your industry, you may have certain regulatory requirements that force you to store sensitive data for a certain number of years. If this data is stored in the cloud, you’ll want to make sure that it’s properly protected. With Azure Archive Storage, data transfer will always occur using HTTPS, and all data will be encrypted while at rest with 256-bit encryption.

Data management vendors offer full support for Azure Archive Storage

Inexpensive storage is only effective if your data management vendors can gain access to this data easily. Azure Archive Storage offers full support for the top data management vendors including:

  • Commvault
  • NetApp
  • Cohesity
  • Archive360
  • CloudBerry Lab
  • Igneous
  • Tiger Technology
  • HubStor

Support for blog level tiering

Azure Archive Storage offers an additional storage tier for blog storage. With full support for hot, cool, and archive objects, all in the same account, users will have significant flexibility. Also, users can change an object’s tier through the easy to use management dashboard, or programmatically through the REST API.

Interested in learning if your organization can save with Azure Archive?

If your company has already begun leveraging the power of the cloud but feel you may be paying too much in storage costs, Azure Archive Storage may be a viable option. Feel free to reach out to our team today to learn more about this service, as well as other Azure offerings that could help to significantly reduce your monthly cloud costs, while still ensuring your data remains accessible and secure at all times. Contact us now.

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