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Skip the Disk – Send Backups Straight to Tape

All restores are not created equal, even during a disaster. The reality is that IT should not recover most mission critical systems from a backup of any kind (flash, disk or tape). Instead, IT should recover these critical systems from

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The Ultimate Tape Advantage – Cold Offsite Storage

One of the biggest advantages to integrating tape media into the backup infrastructure is the door it opens for the organization to leverage cold offsite storage. As we’ve discussed throughout this series most data occupying capacity on a disk backup

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Comparing the Price of Disk-Only Backup to Tape Integrated Backup

As discussed in our last blog, tape, when correctly integrated into the disk architecture, does not negatively impact the performance of the backup infrastructure. In fact in some cases tape improves it while also providing a more efficient, more reliable

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Comparing the Performance of Tape Integrated Protection to Disk Only Protection

When vendors compare the performance of disk backup systems with the performance of tape, they often will highlight the area in which their particular product has the biggest advantage and ignore situations where performance doesn’t matter. IT planners looking to

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Reducing the High Cost of Data Management

Data Management is the process of ensuring data is on the right storage tier at just the right time. IT professionals that run the data management process are trying to strike a balance between saving the organization money by eliminating

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How Does Tape Work in the Modern Infrastructure?

When considering integrating tape storage into their infrastructure, IT planners must consider the realities of how data is accessed. The IT planner needs to maximize tape’s strengths with the goal to store as much data as possible on tape because

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Reintroducing Tape to the Modern Data Center – Myth Busting Tape’s Shortcomings

To many IT professionals, tape media and tape libraries seem like an ancient technology used by the “old” IT guys. The reality is tape as a technology can be of significant value to the organization. Almost every data center is

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Webinar: Five Reasons Modern Data Centers Need Tape

To some, tape storage may seem like an outdated technology in the era of NAS and object-based storage. But— here’s a surprise – tape today is more relevant than ever. Even the most modern data centers can benefit from its

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Overcoming the Real Roadblock to the All-Flash Data Center

All-Flash storage is taking over many, but not all, production storage responsibilities but because of cost, most organizations can’t justify placing all production workloads on all-flash storage. These organizations then certainly can’t justify placing secondary storage and data protection workloads

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The State of Fibre Channel

Potentially the only technology pronounced dead more often than Fibre Channel is tape, yet both are alive and well. In 2018, the Fibre Channel (FC) market saw a return to growth. According to Dell’Oro Group, FC SAN port shipments were

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