Access "Tape is in it for the long haul"
This article is part of the Vol. 11 Num. 6 August 2012 issue of What you need to know about all solid-state arrays
Recent Taneja Group research indicates tape technology is thriving, and that users are finding innovative and cost-effective ways of implementing tape systems. It's become fashionable, and almost predictable, for pundits to declare that tape has gone the way of the dinosaurs, yielding to disk for all but the most stubborn legacy applications. But the pundits couldn’t be more wrong. Based on our recent research, tape is thriving as a storage medium in a wide range of enterprise environments. While tape storage recently passed its 60th birthday, it has a rich history of protecting and retaining the data and applications users rely on to run their businesses. But the tape storage users we recently spoke with see a long future ahead for tape as a strategic technology in their data centers. @pb No slowdown for tape tech Ongoing advances in tape technology have helped to enable new and expanding use cases for tape in a range of small to large enterprises. Density improvements with each new Linear Tape-Open (LTO) generation continue to make tape the most ... Access >>>
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