Ten years ago, the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) 100-Year Archive Task Force developed an influential survey that was intended to determine the requirements for long-term digital information retention in the data center. The survey was a leading instrument, bringing awareness to the extreme problem of long term digital information retention. In this year's survey, we are seeking to assess:
What has changed in 10 years, are the key tenants of the original survey still true?
Have business drivers changed? Have businesses raised or lowered the perceived priority of data preservation?
What preservation methods are being used? What systems, and how are they being consumed (i.e., in a data center or in the cloud)?
Are users meeting their goals for data preservation? What challenges remain?
We appreciate your time, and we look forward to sharing the results of this survey.