Most organizations still rely on growing file shares for employee use as well as a catchall for other types of files. However, there is rarely information management policies applied to manage these file shares with the result that they often turn into digital landfills.
These digital dumping grounds contain what is referred to as dark or grey data – untracked, unmanaged, and unknown files. But in today’s regulatory and legal environment, dark data has become a huge risk. This unmanaged data includes:
End-user (work) files
With Archive2Azure for Files, your file share data is extended into your Azure tenancy – at a much lower cost. In fact, Archive2Azure for Files extends data storage to your Azure tenancy based on policies such as date created, custodian, and last date accessed, among others.
Extend file share storage to your lower cost Azure tenancy
Perform storage analysis and proactively report on file server data
Preserve original file fidelity for eDiscovery and regulatory compliance
Provide granular user access controls and data encryption
Provide end-user access via individual access application
Reduce file share storage costs by as much as 90%