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This article is part of the Vol. 1 No. 11 January 2003 issue of Best storage products of the year 2002
First, let me apologize. I realize that any discussion about anything to do with tape is about as exciting as a six-hour bus trip to a prostate exam. This isn't really about tape, as much as it is about business - and things you might want to think about when you're making your high-end SDLT vs. LTO decision. My contention is that due to business factors, within a few short years LTO will most likely cease to exist. In the high-end of what some call the midmarket for tape (sorry, blame Gartner for that one) sit two competing technologies - SDLT and LTO. Quantum makes SDLT - and DLT, which is relevant, I swear. LTO is a consortium effort, which means more than one person makes the stuff, in this case Seagate, IBM, and HP. LTO and SDLT are both good. Today LTO has about 60% of that market slice vs. SDLT's 40%. So what's the issue? First, if all things are about equal, people want compatibility - preferably backwards and forwards. There are a billion DLTs out there. Now that Quantum bought Benchmark, they have a DLT family that runs from the low value (read: ... Access >>>
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