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Tape backup and tape libraries News
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.
February 17, 2014
According to a recent study conducted by ESG's Jason Buffington, backup and archive are converging as backup products add archiving functionality.
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There are many backup target options available with a wide range of price points. They include everything from tape drives and tape libraries to virtual tape libraries, deduplication arrays, integrated backup appliances and cloud backups.
Data backups have evolved to the point that they are hardly recognizable. For many organizations, the days of producing a nightly backup to tape are over. Exponential data growth and the need for near real-time data protection have driven ... 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
In this segment of his Storage Decisions presentation, George Crump discusses why your backup strategy should include backing up to tape. Continue Reading
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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
Tape drives, tape libraries and virtual tape libraries are among the popular backup target options available today. Continue Reading
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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
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