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Published: 19 Oct 2012

Is tape dead? No, but it isn't healthy. Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) recently completed a comprehensive research project to see just how many IT shops were considering replacing (or already replacing) some or all of their tape infrastructure with disk. Note that I said replace, not augment. The results are startling. Seventy-six percent of the respondents said they've already replaced, or will consider replacing, tape within 24 months. In fact, the mean capacity replaced by early adopters is 50TB to 99TB. Looking forward, the majority of those surveyed expect at least 40% of their current tape-based capacity will migrate to disk over the next 36 months. The organizations surveyed for this research were "big dogs"--those with more than 10TB of production data on the floor, and most were much bigger than that. While the midmarket shops certainly buy their fair share of tape devices and media, paradigm shifts such as this tend to be driven from the top down, so we started at the pinnacle to gather our information. What does it mean? Well, for one, you now ... Access >>>

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