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7 Tips For Moving From Tape To Online Data Storage

Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) July 7, 2009 -- As Internet and storage costs continue to decline, the cost of online data storage is falling dramatically. Many CIOs and IT Managers are reassessing the use of traditional tape backup methods and moving to online data storage and online data backup.

Online Tech, Michigan's largest managed data center operator, recently launched OTVault, a cost effective, multi-Terabyte online storage solution. OTVault was designed as an easy first step for disaster recovery. By mapping the online storage as a drive to in-house servers, it becomes very simple to store backups and critical data at Online Tech's SAS70 certified data centers.

In the process of designing OTVault, and listening to mid-size business' needs for online data storage, Online Tech uncovered 7 tips that IT managers gave when assessing the move from tape to online data storage. The full story can be found at 7 Tips for Moving IT from Tape to Online Data Storage.

Tip #1 - Consider the Costs. Rapidly declining storage and Internet costs has made online storage far more cost effective over the last 12 months. At less than $1 per GB, online data storage can be a more cost effective alternative compared to tape, especially when including the hardware, maintenance, personnel costs, tape pickup and drop off, and offsite storage.

Tip #2 - Consider the Security Risks. Online data storage can eliminate physical security risks associated with tapes. Data can be automatically transported over a secure, encrypted VPN tunnel into a SAS70 audited, secure data center, and never touch human hands.

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