Tape backup and tape libraries News
December 05, 2014
For 12 years, Storage magazine has presented its roster of new data storage trends that are ready to have an impact in data centers. We’ll tell you why VMware VVOLs, all-flash arrays, cloud disaster recovery, flash caching, server SANs and...
October 22, 2014
Overland Storage releases 60- and 80-slot automated tape libraries in 6U rack and scales tape storage into petabyte range.
September 16, 2014
LTO tape vendors extend the LTO roadmap to include generations 9 and 10 with increasing capacity and transfer rates.
March 31, 2014
Fujifilm announces availability of new its Dternity archiving system, which utilizes NAS, cloud and tape storage.
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The reliability of tape has steadily improved over the years, making it almost invulnerable to risk at this point, according to Jon Toigo. Continue Reading
The business of picking the right media for the data has become nothing less than a critical task. Continue Reading
Musing over a new acronym, we can see how, once again, what's new is really what's old. Continue Reading
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Jon Toigo looks at the factors that determine whether disk or tape is more energy-efficient. Continue Reading
Learn how Barium Ferrite perpendicular magnetic recording has impacted tape storage. Continue Reading
Find out why primary cloud providers such as Google and Amazon are shifting to tape -- and what that means for you. Continue Reading
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Valuable Features: This is actually quite a hard choice to make when dealing with Veeam Backup & Replication. There are a number of great...Continue Reading
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Very reliable. If you have SAN on the back end housing TSM’s storage pools, you can achieve blazing fast restore times.Powered by IT Central Station
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Jason Buffington of Enterprise Strategy Group explains why the rumors of tape's demise, which is unlikely to happen soon, are greatly exaggerated. Continue Reading
SearchDataBackup managing editor Ed Hannan and ESG analyst Mark Peters discuss tape use for archiving in this Q&A. Continue Reading
Jon Toigo discusses why tape is important for data protection and how archiving can dramatically improve backup processes in his recent Storage Decisions presentation. Continue Reading
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What's the best choice: tape-based, disk-based or cloud-based archiving? Continue Reading
Brien Posey offers advice on how to estimate the useful lifespan of backup tape media based on how it is used, in this Expert Answer. Continue Reading
Ben Woo of Neuralytix discusses what forthcoming technology will improve tape capacity, reliability and access to data in this Expert Answer. Continue Reading