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This article is part of the Vol. 3 No. 5 July 2004 issue of Email storage lessons learned from Citigroup
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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