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A Solution to the Problem of ‘Forever Data’

Data sets are growing, but so are the periods of time that they’re being saved. Once primarily driven by regulatory compliance, companies are now finding that there are other factors pushing data retention to seemingly unlimited duration. The repurposing of

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Correcting EMC – Tape is More Innovative Than Disk

It happened again, another industry veteran has dismissed tape as an obsolete technology. This time it was an EMC executive responding to the tired question “is tape dead yet?”, posed in a recent TechTarget interview. His response was “There is

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Identifying Tape As Production Workloads

I recently attended the Fujifilm annual Global IT Summit in Houston featuring CIO and IT executives from around the world. At the summit the subject of using tape in production came up. While we spend most of the time using

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Comparing LTO-6 to Scale-Out Storage for Long-Term Retention

Thanks to the requirements of Big Data, compliance and regulatory controls organizations are now faced with the daunting challenge of storing a much larger amount of the data they create for a significantly longer period of time. Also, the need

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Breaking The Top Four Myths Of Tape vs. Disk Backup

Over the past few years disk as a backup target has become a key enhancement to most backup infrastructures. Disk is believed to be faster, almost as cost-effective and more resilient. In reality tape has its own unique value in

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What is LTFS?

Linear Tape File System (LTFS) is IBM’s recently released, self describing tape file system that enables tape media to be mounted and read by the operating system when the cartridge is inserted into the tape drive. The goal is to

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Backup Virtualization

Virtualization has changed the way many data centers operate today. Server virtualization has increased server resource efficiency, flexibility and reliability. Storage virtualization has had a similar effect on storage resources and storage management. Interestingly, the backup and data protection processes

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