Understanding Data Virtualization Technologies at Work
While protecting data at home is important, protecting corporate data can sometimes be the difference between success and failure, or even between relaxing at home and sitting in jail. Numerous regulatory requirements affecting companies today require data to be kept for a certain period of time, and failure to produce this data is a criminal offense. When a company has to perform data discovery for auditing or legal proceedings, it needs to be done as efficiently and swiftly as possible to avoid prolonged legal issues (after all, lawyers are not cheap). Following are three common regulatory requirements that affect data retention:
On the flip side, to simplify the discovery process, should it ever be required, many organizations don’t want to keep data longer than necessary. Indeed, sifting through Zip drives with information from 10 years ago isn’t the most efficient use of time.
Separating the user data and profile from the operating system is important in an environment where users typically work from multiple machines, meaning their configuration and data need to always be available. For example, consider ...