How long do you want your data archive to be readable?
One of our friends just told us that NetApp will not allow their R100's to run anything above Version 7.1 of Ontap. Is this true?
Can NetApp's Nearstore line be considered a longterm solution ? Archiving should inherently be for a longer period than 3-5 years. Isn't that what the regulators require in HIPAA & GLBA and SARBOX?
Zerowait will have the parts for these systems for many years to come so our customers can remain in compliance, but will NetApp, their software vendor, make their newer systems backwards compatible?