Unless tape is playing an important role in your storage strategy, you are probably stuck in the storage equivalent of the Ghost of Christmas Past.
As noted in many industry forums, tape is playing an important role in archive as a reliable and efficient means to provide on-line access data. Numerous recent Spectra Logic developments including TFinity, Data Integrity Verification and CarbideCleanTMenhancement to Certified Media are specifically aimed at improving storage in archive and other ‘Big Data’ applications.
However, what often gets overlooked is the importance of tape as a cost-effective solution in the backup and disaster recovery markets. If you think that dedup is the answer here, think again. A recent ESG study shows that VTL/dedup solutions are 2 to 4x more expensive than LTO tape. Once you’re ready to prepare for the future and make the most of your IT budget, check out the new ESG Lab video on Spectra’s T50e and T120 products for overviews of two efficient, scalable solutions in the 10TB to 200TB space with enterprise-class features.