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Active Archive: Build Accessible, Responsive Archives with Cloud Scale Economics

Creating a digital archive that is both accessible and cost effective may seem like an impossible task. While public and private clouds may offer cost-effective scalable storage that is perfect for protecting assets, planning for responsive accessibility, and flexibility can be challenging. To evaluate these hybrid storage models, you must understand object storage and options for file access.

In this webinar, you’ll discover:
•The fundamentals of cloud archives including terminology and core technology
•Why hybrid clouds are a smart option for petabyte-scale archives and how to describe the overall use and economic value to others
•What digital data is appropriate for cloud archiving
•How transition from a legacy storage environment to a public/private hybrid cloud model
•How to enable the active archive to monetize digital assets

For these valuable archives, moving to cloud storage is a big decision, but one that can come with big rewards, like cost efficiency, scalability, and accessibility. These industry experts will provide education, use case examples, and most importantly, answer your questions.
Recorded May 4 2016 62 mins
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Brian Bashaw, Technical Lead - HGST & Jeff Tabor, Sr. Director - Avere Systems
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    •Why hybrid clouds are a smart option for petabyte-scale archives and how to describe the overall use and economic value to others
    •What digital data is appropriate for cloud archiving
    •How transition from a legacy storage environment to a public/private hybrid cloud model
    •How to enable the active archive to monetize digital assets

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