Is your company governed by regulations that require you to maintain your data archives on servers located physically in your country? Do you prefer to have a physical data center hosting your archived information? Do you want the full benefit of having Enterprise Vault on premises, but aren’t sure how feasible it is in your situation? Maximizing Veritas’ Enterprise Vault to these ends is possible!
All of these are concrete reasons why you might be searching for the perfect data archiving solution, and all speak to cost efficiency in some regard. Truth of the matter is, it can be done efficiently and economically!
Let’s look at a fictional example for an organization we’ll call Wonka’s Bank. Just like one of our real customers, Wonka’s Bank is looking at two options to maximize their Veritas Enterprise VaultTM deployment. They could deploy four Enterprise Vault SMTP journal servers, twelve Enterprise Vault Mailbox Archiving servers, and the licenses on-prem. They would be using the traditional method of journal archiving.
The other option for Wonka’s Bank is to work with a third party data center to host Enterprise Vault. The data center will host four Enterprise Vault SMTP journal servers and two Archive Accelerator servers. Vault Solutions’ Archive Accelerator Enterprise Search will be staged on the two Archive Accelerator servers. This model allows for journaling within Enterprise Vault rather than using the mailbox archiving servers. It also removes the requirement for space and hardware on premise.
Why the dramatic difference? Why is one option better than the other?
The first option is definitely more hardware heavy. This could become a space or cost issue. Cost effectiveness aside, there are other benefits to utilizing Vault Solutions’ Archive Accelerator Enterprise Search and a third-party data center that make the latter a stronger option. This is especially so in Wonka’s case, as they want to keep their data relatively local. In addition to cost effectiveness and maintaining their data in their country, they also get the benefit of a rich eDiscovery and compliance solution with Enterprise Vault on premises, including Compliance Accelerator with its new machine learning capabilities.