Start Your 2014 Planning with LTO Technology
Data is growing at an unprecedented rate. Surveys show that the number one
issue impacting today’s IT infrastructure is staying on top of ever growing
amounts of data. This is stressing the traditional IT infrastructure, creating a
need for more scalable and reliable solutions. Data and content managers all
over the world are scrambling to handle this onslaught of data amid stretched
No surprise that we’re hearing that one of the most significant concerns is
how to better manage all this data. In fact, our surveys indicate that
80 percent of companies expect to increase their tape storage usage in
the next three to five years.
Why? Because they depend on the cost-effective, accessible and reliable solution
that LTO technology provides. When you couple that with the ease-of-use that
LTFS provides, you have a winning combination.
As you’re planning for 2014,
consider the areas that LTO Technology can address when it comes to your data
COST: Tape has the lowest cost of any other storage media
and a tape at rest doesn’t require any energy. In fact, energy costs are
dramatically minimized as a result of using LTO tape over other types of
storage. It’s simply the most cost-effective way to backup and archive your
RELIABILITY: With advance reliability features, a media
shelf-life of up to 30 years and a bit error rate 100 times better than disk,
you can count on the data you need when you need it.
DATA PROTECTION: Off-line and off-site protection for
disaster recovery. A key best practice is to have system isolated data storage
or off-line storage with tape to protect against the threats that can corrupt
SECURITY: LTO tape drives use hardware encryption to secure
your data at rest and in transit. Cartridges are also available in WORM for
PORTABILITY: LTO tapes are durable and big amounts of data
can be easily and inexpensively shipped to remote locations. With LTFS, sharing
the files on tape is as easy as dragging and dropping a file as you would do on
a USB stick.
SCALABILITY: LTO-6 media can store up to 2.5TB of
uncompressed data and 6.25TB of compressed data in a single cartridge. Unlimited
capacity is simple – just grab another cartridge!