However, after a certain period content starts to lose some of its utility vis-à-vis business end-users goals and objectives and needs to be only kept for legal, regulatory or historical reasons or just in case of. It then makes no sense to keep these content items in some expensive, often On-Prem based, content repositories. Content can be archived at that time into a more affordable storage tier.
However, without an automated mechanism to automate the move of content over time, it is difficult for the IT department to know which content items to move and which one to keep in-place. Moreover, not all content is equal and some type of content might have to stay onPrem and some other might have to live within a certain geographical boundary for legal reason. That’s why companies tend to wait until the last minute (aka the decommissioning of the old content repository) and to manage complex one-off migration projects rather than implementing smooth, time-based, content orchestration from one storage tier to another according to its type and associated lifecycle rules.
Huge cost savings could however be done if an IG platform is used to drive and decide which content can be redirected where and automate the orchestration of these movements over time.