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The Seasons are Changing, Why Not Change Your Storage Strategy?

As the seasons change, they always usher in a new phase of the year. They cause us to evaluate the past and prepare for what lies ahead. So, as the seasons change this year, there’s no better time for storage professionals to start thinking about changes they can make to the storage strategy within their companies and organizations.

Advancements in tape technology will assist businesses in achieving their storage goals, cutting costs, securing assets, and developing an efficient workflow. All are good reasons to make LTO part of the changes to your storage strategy.

Data storage is a key element in the digital transformation of content creation, editing, distribution and reception in the media and entertainment industry and LTO tape has a growing role among storage managers in this ever-changing industry.

What we’re seeing now is what we are going to be seeing down the road. The increased capacity, the increased pressure on budgets, need for reliability and long-term data retention; those are going to be here for a long time to come. LTO technology has helped people in this industry particularly because it offers a standard that can work with multiple vendors, so it gives you a choice. It also provides a low-cost storage media with a defined road map that looks like it could provide very effective, ever increasing capacity as this industry will require.

Contact us at BackupWorks.com to discuss the many use cases of tape technology, including it's role in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.  LTO innovations and enhancements including the latest addition of LTO-7 and the Linear Tape File System (LTFS).

Contrary to what disk vendors may tell you, tape backup technology is not outdated. Tape libraries just recently made headlines as the data backup method of choice for the 2016 Rio Olympics. A tape backup system is still a data protection staple, and recent innovations have made it more of an asset, and even brought some defectors back into the fold.

One of tape's major strengths has always been cost. When compared to flash or disk, there's no competition concerning price. But the prevalence of tape in storage is also dependent on the technology's reliability, resilience and evolution.

Tape storage technology has kept up with ever-changing backup requirements. Data is growing exponentially, and increased capacities have made tape a dependable option for tackling big data. When it comes to moving large amounts of data, transporting tape is faster and less expensive than transporting data over a network.

Previously, accessibility led some organizations to use tape primarily for cold storage, since it may have taken more time to retrieve archived data. However, with the linear tape file system (LTFS), data on a tape can be organized and indexed for quicker access. Likewise, active archiving products can help facilitate data collection.

While some users find the cloud to be an adequate replacement, the technology is not going anywhere just yet. Some observers believe the advent of cloud storage has only emphasized the importance of having a reliable tape backup system on hand.

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