Cloud storage offers huge benefits, but there are pitfalls to be avoided. It is important to build appropriate policies to effectively manage subsurface data, particularly following mergers or after years of unregulated expansion.
Migrating data to Cloud storage can be a cost-effective way of managing data in the long term and retaining it for all who may need it in the future. It is important to deploy solutions capable of connecting to files and to application data on tape, disk, or cloud, recording extensive metadata to aid search, filtering, and analysis. This allows data managers to make informed decisions and build appropriate policies to effectively manage all data.