Backup to tape News
April 12, 2018
An auto glass supplier chooses FlexPod to consolidate and retire aging storage from several vendors. NetApp AFF supports VMware, and SolidFire arrays support growing claims management.
January 15, 2018
Backup and disaster recovery hardware products that made the initial cut extend into the cloud and have more support for software-defined storage, data analytics and even tape.
September 14, 2017
Doubling the capacity from the previous generation, LTO-8 will present a strong option for data archiving. Tape systems can be an effective piece of tiered storage, officials say.
May 24, 2017
Microsoft, Quantum and DataGravity were among the Veeam partners offering new backup and recovery services at VeeamON. The products include tape and cloud data protection.
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LTO-8 is a tape format from the Linear Tape-Open Consortium released in late 2017. It succeeded the LTO-7 version, which launched in 2015. Continue Reading
LTO-7 is a tape format from the Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Consortium released in late 2015. Continue Reading
To have strong cloud backup and recovery, choose your software and cloud service provider wisely. Then make sure you upload and update your data effectively. Continue Reading
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The advent of NVMe, software-defined storage and other newer storage technologies doesn't mean we'll be looking at all-silicon-based storage any time soon. Continue Reading
While tape is notably offline and thus protected from cyberattacks, the cloud could comprehensively surpass it for backup if service providers figure out security issues. Continue Reading
Disaggregation may not be a new concept, but it has become more important to IT in recent years. Here, it means breaking computers down to the core elements of compute, memory, I/O, storage, cache, network fabric and so on, to enable resource pool management and create more agile, cost-effective data centers. Done correctly, disaggregation lets you stand up and break down infrastructures almost instantly while better serving the needs of individual applications. Meanwhile, resource utilization soars, and resource pool management costs decline because of the automation that's enabled. Delve into the world of disaggregation and find out how vendors are applying the concept to their products.
Hybrid cloud storage can let you run, manage and move primary storage workloads between the cloud and on-premises data center. It can also improve IT agility and cut costs. Today, a number of products and services fulfill the promise of the hybrid cloud like never before, knocking down barriers that have inhibited wider adoption. Hybrid cloud products open new possibilities for deploying production applications, but you must choose wisely.
Pundits have predicted the demise of the hard disk for years. Not only is solid-state much faster than hard disks, the price differential between the two storage technologies is rapidly disappearing. Yet the HDD vs. SDD controversy continues with the death of the former still a long way off. The question shouldn't be when hard disks will disappear, but instead, how to best use flash technology within the memory-storage continuum that starts with tape and goes to L1 cache, the fastest and most expensive memory in a system.Continue Reading
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Discover the must-have features organizations of any size should keep top of mind when shopping for a cloud-based DR provider. Future services may include converged offerings. Continue Reading
The cloud generally makes sense for shorter-term data retention, but find out how it can also play a role in keeping data for longer periods of time. Continue Reading
With the portability of tapes and the ability to store terabytes of data on a single cartridge, appropriate security of tape backup storage is imperative. Continue Reading
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The Unitrends Forever Cloud initiative lets customers back up offsite at a monthly cost of 10 cents per 500 GB increments, and retain annual backups longer than the standard 30 days. Continue Reading
Data backup and archiving have long been separate processes. But backup software and hardware advancements are enabling convergence between the two disciplines. Continue Reading
Jon Toigo discusses the importance of ensuring that your cloud provider has tape recovery capabilities in this Storage Decisions presentation. Continue Reading