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Published: 01 Nov 2012

With disk systems taking on a more prominent role for backup operations, tape libraries are adding new features to become the medium of choice for long-term archiving. Consolidations, centralized protection of remote-office data and longer data retention rates--coupled with 50% year-over-year data growth--are forcing organizations to use tape libraries in new or expanded roles. Tape library vendors are adding new features to their products to remain relevant in this era of cheap disk, where disk-to-disk-to-tape (D2D2T) and virtual tape libraries (VTLs) are taking on larger backup and recovery roles. A maturing class of midrange tape libraries (see "What's a 'midrange' tape library?") fills the gap between auto tape-drive loaders and high-end tape libraries that support hundreds of tape drives and thousands of tapes. These new midrange tape libraries allow organizations to either consolidate multiple auto tape loaders or to start small and scale to accommodate growth. Features found in this class of tape libraries include: Partitioning One-frame ... Access >>>

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