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Data is a new currency, without which a modern business cannot exist. This data comes in various forms – from files (project data, documentation, etc.) to application data (business software, backups, test environments, etc.). All this data can be categorized in various ways, but a very common categorization involves differentiating between primary data and secondary data. This article explains what secondary data is.


What is secondary data?

Secondary data, unlike primary data, represents information that has previously been gathered from applications and/or users; it is not often found in active use and represents various copies of the primary data.

Secondary data is gathered and saved for various purposes, like: Disaster Recovery, analytics, testing and development, archiving and backups. This kind of data is estimated to make up about 80% of an organization’s data. It can represent a valuable asset for a company as, when collected constantly and in detail, it can serve for reporting, analytics, testing, or even for particular use-cases like fueling AI-software.

How Syneto handles secondary data

At Syneto, we believe that all data is valuable. That is why the Syneto hyperconverged data management platform has been designed to offer control and protection for all data. This way, we are empowering organizations to invest in their data, keeping it forever and having it available for research, test and analytics purposes whenever they need it.