Q

The best secondary storage options

What are the best secondary storage options available?

By secondary storage I assume you mean tape. There are several vendors to choose from and each has several options...

available. The best bet when choosing tape libraries is to talk to your preferred backup software vendor and see who they recommend. Backup is the "killer app" of SAN. Some libraries have the capability to directly connect into a fabric via fibre and others require an external data router which bridges fibre to SCSI. There are intelligent data routers available that include xcopy capability that enables "serverless" backup.

The next choice is whether to go with DLT or LTO. SuperDLT will enable backward compatibility with regular DLT tapes that may be of benefit for you. If you?re starting from a clean slate, then LTO today provides the fastest speeds. DLT will catch up very shortly though.

Chris

Editor's note: Do you agree with this expert's response? If you have more to share, post it in our Storage Networking discussion forum at http://searchstorage.discussions.techtarget.com/WebX?50@@.ee83ce4


 

This was last published in October 2001

Dig Deeper on Tiered storage

PRO+

Content

Find more PRO+ content and other member only offers, here.

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchSolidStateStorage

SearchConvergedInfrastructure

SearchCloudStorage

SearchDisasterRecovery

SearchDataBackup

Close