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Results tagged "tape"

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Tape Rules for Long-Term Storage

October 09, 2012 05:21 PM
A common knock against the use of tape for long-term archives is that data has to be migrated every few years as tape formats change. Not so. With good management, you can go 10 years between tape migrations. Here's why and how.

Remote Backup Replication Continues to Gain Momentum

October 05, 2012 10:59 AM
A recent survey shows increasing adoption of network-based replication of backup data, which is key to a robust data protection and disaster recovery strategy.

Data Classification Tips And Technologies

March 29, 2012 09:00 AM
As data continues to grow in terabytes in the enterprise, classifying it based on its sensitivity has never been more important. According to a just-released InformationWeek report, 10 Steps to Effective Data Classification, an organizational classification program defines policy requirements; specific classifications, generally as “secret,” “private,” “confidential” and “public,” and their associated data types; processes and procedures; accountability metrics; and repercussions from not following the rules, according to author Erik Bataller, a senior consultant with information security consultancy Neohapsis.

The Tape Format Rot Fear Factor

November 22, 2011 08:25 AM
As I speak with users at the backup seminars I teach around the country, I often hear them say that they avoid using tape for long-term data retention, expressing their concern with something like, "They come out with a new format every few years, and then you can't read your tapes." While it is technically true that, eventually you'll have to migrate data from old tapes to new media, and you should probably be able to go longer between migrations with tape than with disk archives.

The Data Rich Are Different--They Use Tape

November 08, 2011 01:58 PM
I recently had the pleasure of attending a press and analyst day with the good folks from Spectra Logic, where the state of the market for tape storage finally sunk in. While most corporate users have evolved their backup processes to reduce, or eliminate, their reliance on tape, users with lots of data still find tape to be the best solution. F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, "The rich are different," and that's true for those who are rich in data, as well.

Quantum Adds To StorNext Family Of Storage Appliances

September 13, 2011 01:18 PM
Quantum is announcing several new members to its StorNext family of storage appliances that make the products more scalable, improve their performance and provide access to other types of storage. The family of appliances, the first members of which were announced in June of this year, is intended for smaller organizations that have relatively high storage capacity and performance demands, such as companies that do media production. The products also offer support for tape, including forthcoming future standards in tape development.

EMC Introduces Multipurpose Tape Alternative

August 08, 2011 01:30 PM
With declarations of the death of tape celebrating their 50th anniversary, disk-storage leader EMC is unveiling its first integrated solution for all mainframe tape use cases. While the company admits that the belief that tape is dead is probably never going to be true, it says the challenges with tape are real and that the tape market will continue to shrink as it evolves to satisfy very specific workloads, like long-term archival storage.

EMC Buys Bus-Tech; Eyes Bigger Slice Of $2.5B Tape Market

November 11, 2010 09:30 AM
EMC is buying its long-time virtual tape library (VTL) partner Bus-Tech, Inc. to grab a bigger slice of the $2.5 billion tape market. According to IDC estimates provided by EMC, mainframe tape storage and media revenues will be $2.5 billion between 2010 and 2014. The latest addition to the EMC Backup Recovery Systems division has only a small share, says Shane Jackson, BRS senior director of product marketing. In a conference call following the announcement of the acquisition, he explained how the two companies had been working together, the reasons for the deal, and what the market can expect going forward.

Overland Storage Introduces New Disk And Tape Storage

July 23, 2010 10:30 AM
Overland Storage is introducing new disk- and tape-based storage hardware to serve growing midsized firms that see their storage needs becoming more complex as data piles up. The SnapServer N2000 disk storage device for network-attached storage (NAS) environments and the NEO 8000E tape backup and archive storage system. Each 2U rack-mounted SnapServer N2000 has 4TB of storage capacity and is scalable for up to 144TB of system capacity. It accommodates either SAS or SATA drives and has six gigabit Ethernet ports for connectivity.

TOLIS Group Enhances Its Tape-Based Backup And Archival Solutions

June 15, 2010 10:11 AM
TOLIS Group, Inc. has updated their tape-based backup and archive storage solutions to include the new LTO-5 tape drive, autoloader and library technology. Along with existing DAT, LTO-3 and LTO-4 bundled solutions, LTO-5 technology takes TOLIS Group's storage bundles to new heights by providing greatly improved performance and per-tape storage capacity.

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