How do you catch a cloud and pin it down? Archive service may have answer

The nuns in “The Sound Of Music” asked how someone catches a cloud and pins it down as an analogy to describe Maria, the star of the show. But federal agencies are facing that very same question as they try to comply with open-record and sunshine laws requiring archiving of e-mails and other communications.

Given that this takes place increasingly inside “the cloud” one might wonder how everything is kept safe.

Sonian may have an answer with its cloud file archiving service.

The Sonian File Archive can eliminate the risk associated with the need to retain an ever-increasing volume of file data by offloading static documents to secure, cost-effective cloud storage. In addition to the same powerful search, discovery and compliance capabilities as Sonian’s cloud-powered Email Archive, the file archiving service adds online file preview, full-text indexing for over 450 file types, and scalability to support the world’s largest file stores, like the kind the federal government or even some state and local governments need to preserve.

“For the past several years, enterprises facing ballooning storage requirements have been forced to choose between complex and costly on-premise archiving solutions or cloud solutions that were less expensive but failed to deliver key features for security, compliance and discovery,” said Sonian CEO Jeff Dickerson. “With the Sonian File Archive, they no longer have to make that choice.”

As a true cloud-powered archiving solution, Sonian offloads all storage capacity management by ingesting, retaining and indexing file data in the cloud. Data will be searchable and accessible at all times.

You can watch a video that shows how it all works, but there is still no word on how do you hold a moonbeam in your hand.

About the Author

John Breeden II is a freelance technology writer for GCN.


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