- 07 Sep 2022
- Updated on 07 Sep 2022
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An active archive is a repository of data which is only accessed occasionally, yet is still considered too valuable to discard. In some cases, an active archive consists of data that would ordinarily be archived but, due to a lack of egress fees, can be classified as active.
A Cost-Effective Solution to Active Archiving
As data volumes grow exponentially, companies of all sizes are having to find more efficient and cost-conscious methods of storing and maintaining their irreplaceable information.
Fortunately, modern cloud technology advancements have brought us to a point where cloud storage providers can offer active archiving at an affordable price. That means low-cost, high-volume data storage that gives users fast and secure access any time they need it.
With active archiving, it’s possible to store massive amounts of data archives at a cost-efficient price, while still keeping that data readily available (no matter how often it’s accessed). This means you could store and leverage potential decades of archived company data in analytics applications to deliver immediate insights, bring old data to life for new applications, and even find modern ways to monetize your older data.
XaaS describes a wide array of cloud computing services, many of which are specifically concerned with remote data access.
The big idea behind XaaS is helping businesses cut down costs by allowing them purchase only the services they need from the specific providers they need – and finally, to only pay for those services as they need. As an added bonus of XaaS, organizations are allowed to drastically change their preferred service models over time, allowing them to switch from Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) to virtually any other service option.
Wasabi’s Hot Cloud XaaS Solutions
Wasabi’s affordable, flexible, and infinitely scalable backup functionality allows our customers to receive specialized “Anything-as-a-Service” solutions at a fraction of the cost of our key competitors. For corporate data backup benefits, this means eliminating obnoxious upfront costs, removing various unforeseen entry barriers, and not having to anticipate storage needs when buying hardware.
API (application programming interface) tools are used by developers to transform how they write applications. There are multiple variations of APIs, including regular APIs, public APIs, web APIs, and more.
The Hidden Costs of API Requests
An API is a set of functions that allows applications to access data while interacting with external software components, operating services, and so on. In regards to cloud storage, APIs coordinate the exchange of data between system infrastructures.
Unfortunately, many of the top cloud storage providers such as Amazon S3 and comparable services from Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure charge their customers whenever they make API requests. But unlike Amazon S3, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure, Wasabi doesn’t tack on additional charges for your API requests, giving you free rein to access your data whenever you need it.
However, Wasabi’s object storage platform is designed to be 100% compatible with AWS S3 and AWS IAM APIs, meaning that any existing AWS S3-compatible application or gateway device will work seamlessly with Wasabi.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
The degree to which a computer system can emulate human intelligence, “learn” new information, and “make decisions” after being created and/or programmed by its human developer.
How Does AI Tie Into Cloud Storage?
Artificial intelligence makes it possible for machines to “learn” over time, adjust to new inputs and workflows, and exhibit problem-solving traits similar to those of human beings. With each passing day, AI systems become increasingly intelligent, streaming the day-to-day operations of their programmers/businesses as a result.
AI systems can thrive and learn more quickly when there is more data to use. As a result, AI applications hold tremendous power for companies across industries, and many of these AI applications run seamlessly off of data stored in the cloud. Wasabi’s secure, infinitely scalable hot cloud storage solutions are the perfect fit for AI applications, especially when organizations are looking for unbeatable prices matched with performance that’s faster than leading competitors.