Magnetic tape is the lowest cost and longest lasting storage medium available. While it is one of the more mature storage mediums on the market, it is still as relevant today as it was in the prime days of the cassette tape. New technologies are introduced each year which provide faster speeds, increased storage capacities, and new access methods. Cloud services, NVMe, and advanced manufacturing processes are pushing the boundaries of Moore’s law and are redefining the limits of hardware and software. Throughout each technological leap and bound, magnetic tape has remained not only relevant, but a superior choice compared to other disruptive or cutting-edge technologies.