Most organisations don’t have 2nd instances of the brain in a DR or business continuity site due to cost and complexity which means the content is protected but it would take quite some time, if it’s possible at all, to restore and use that content in the event of a local outage.
This is where using a media focused Object Storage platform as nearline, DR or archive storage can help.
Object storage is as much about the metadata as it is about digital preservation and scale. If your brain uses object storage APIs to protect the metadata with the content then you are on the road to future proof access to your content. If that object storage provides independent tools to search, share and restore content then your data is safe and a large portion of the brain also.
What happens if the brain does not use APIs but just archives the finished format using standard protocols like SMB, NFS or even S3? Typically, using generalist object storage, all that may be retained is the date, file name and extension for you to search on. With a media focused object storage platform like MatrixStore from Object Matrix that archived content can be processed, in place, to extract embedded metadata*, to index that metadata and make it searchable with any application using the MatrixStore API.