Tackling Big Data with LTO Tape
Each day, more than 2.5 quintillion (2.5×1018) bytes of data is
created. That’s the equivalent of the creation of 500 new websites, 48
hours of video, or a quarter of a billion emails sent –
every minute of the
Today, this trend is increasingly being driven by mobile devices and social
technologies that are capturing and generating data with which we interact
daily, mapping our world and how we interact within it. The analysis of this
data will reveal simple things such as which products we buy at the
supermarket, traffic patterns, or even more complex tasks, such as mapping the
human genome or analyzing complex shipping schemes.
Analyzing vast amounts of data leads to a lot of exciting possibilities. With
it, we’re able to garner insights that wouldn’t have been available before;
leading to more informed decisions, providing customers with more informed
recommendations, analyzing travel patterns to better design infrastructure, and
potentially improving our health via genome mapping.
Amid this enormous amount of data that’s being captured, the question arises
about how it should be kept. It’s obvious that as more and more data is
collected, storing and accessing it becomes more complex and expensive.
Most options – like disk and cloud storage – can be convenient, but potentially
expensive, in the case of disk, in particular, if that data doesn’t need
to be accessed frequently. Simply deleting data to reuse storage media might not
be an option, as it can defeat the very purpose of collecting it in the first
place and recreating the data, in many cases, might not be possible.
LTO Tape fits in. With up to 6.25 terabytes of compressed
storage in just one
cartridge, it can handle some of the largest sets of data
out there. It’s reliable, so you know that when you do need to access that
data at a later time, you’ll have the confidence that it’ll be available. With
the Linear Tape File System, LTFS, it makes archiving and restoring data using
tape easier than ever before. And best of all, it’s inexpensive when
compared to other storage mediums.
To learn more about how you can take advantage of
LTO tape to reduce costs, increase
reliability and create more peace of mind contact your BackupWorks Account Rep
at 866 801 2944.