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Tape backup and tape libraries News
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.
February 19, 2014
Linear Tape File System products are emerging for enterprise data archiving use, but it's unclear whether LTFS will move past its current niche.
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Jon Toigo discussed tape technology developments, including Linear Tape File System, in his recent Storage Decisions presentation. Continue Reading
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We use an IBM System z mainframe and it's time to update some aging tape drives. How big of a difference is there between the tape storage products on the market? Continue Reading
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First off let me say that Avamar is a great product and hopefully this won’t sound like a rant. I started working with Avamar last year and...Continue Reading
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As promised, this is the next instalment in my Veeam posts, specifically on Remote Backup (backup to a remote site across the WAN). This has...Continue Reading
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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
There are a variety of ways to make sure you have backup redundancy. Independent backup expert Brien Posey explains in this tip. Continue Reading
The last several years have brought about changes and challenges for backup administrators. Many have relied upon the same approach to data backups for decades, but the tried-and-true approach of nightly backups is becoming impractical. Exponential ... 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