We are the middle of decising an IT DR strategy and I want to merge it with a long pending decision on an Archival solution. Yes,we have been told that Symantec's EV offering rules the day when it comes to Email archiving (exchange), but I was wondering, what about my flat files (documents, spreadsheets, acad drawings, oracle DB data etc.) would an email archival solution take care of these other files occupying huge disk space on my NAS/ SANs?
Also, in terms of storage, there are offerings by many but the one that grabs our eye is an offering by compellent storage. It does ILM, thin replication and multi tiered storage all in one box. Are there any other offerings that we might want to look at?
For those who have been there and done that...pls advise!