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Published: 17 Oct 2012

Archive with WORM tape WORM Field Report We recently spoke with John Lowe, associate vice president, network systems engineering, at investment firm Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. about his WORM tape system. Q: What type of WORM tape system do you have? A: We have a Spectra Logic 64K AIT3 in our main data center and a Spectra Logic 20K AIT3 in our business continuity center. Q: How much data is currently stored on WORM tape? A: We have 3TB. Q: WORM tape offers a cost-effective solution that helps satisfy regulatory requirements. What do you use it for? A: We use the WORM tape library for the SEC's rule 17a-4, and for e-mail, instant messaging and fax archiving. Q: Did you consider disk or software products before you purchased your WORM tape library? A: Yes, we considered disk and other solutions in late 2002 and early 2003; although vendors promised compliance, the government was silent on their acceptance of anything other than optical or WORM tape. Q: What kind of system did you put in place to make sure your cartridges are WORM, and not just plain tape? A: We ... Access >>>

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