If you thought tape was dead, think again. Its use continues to grow, according to one supplier. And new recording technology means capacities could increase tenfold before the decade is over.
A lot of attention is paid to making data accessible as quickly as possible, but that comes at a price. There are situations — typically driven by regulations — where it is necessary to store data beyond the period during which you expect to use it.
Panasonic has launched ‘an optical disk-based data archival solution which extends the lifespan of stored data by up to 40 years’, dramatically lowering costs.
Quantum's new Scalar i6000 HD tape library stores almost 5PB in one rack, and can be expanded to more than 75PB.
Oracle's new StorageTek Tape Analytics software is said to simplify tape management while reducing costs to as little as half those of IBM's Crossroads ReadVerify appliance.
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