Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
The White House Targets Cyber Attackers With New Sanctions Program
Uber Files Complaints Against Service Bans
Yahoo Autos Is Launching Today
GoDaddy Enters The Wall Street
Amazon Button for Instant Product Ordering
Sony To Sell Olympus Shares
Tech Industry Enjoys April Fools' Day
Facebook User Tracking Violates EU Law, Research Says
Active Discussions
how to copy and move data files to dvd-rw
cdrw trouble
Need serious help!!!!
burning
nvidia 6200 review
Hello
Burning Multimedia in track 0
I'm lazy. Please help.
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Tape Re...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Saturday, April 16, 2011
Tape Remains A Dominant Storage Medium


Although tape backup is generally not very well accepted by system administrators, managers or data center administrators, it will reside in our data centers for a while longer since its advantages outweigh its disadvantages.

Tape is here to stay and Kenneth Hess over the Enterprise Storage Forum web site is explaining why.

First of all, no other media comes close to the price of tape while it is also cheap to buy, to maintain and to store.

Tape is also offering high portability, it takes up little space and it has proven its durability (resistant to moisture and mildew and it's temperature-stable) since its widespread adoption in the 1950s. Of course, in order to be reliable and to operate with thousands of hours between failures, it should be used and stored correctly.

Tape has an almost unlimited media size because of the ability to span huge backups across multiple tapes and a tape drive consumes low power on a per-gigabyte (GB) or per-terabyte (TB) level.

Tape drives ALSO perform at very high speeds (for tape) in the range of 30 to 80MB/sec sustained and bursts to 300+MB/sec. Of course it doesn't break any speed records but for offloading from VTLs, speed is not a major concern.

Last but not least, backup automation is a huge advantage of tape backup for enterprises. Using autoloaders, tape backup systems can run continuously, which means backups may run with minimal human intervention.


Previous
Next
Easy Photos Watermarks With Windows Live Writer        All News        AT&T LG Quantum and Samsung Focus to Receive Windows Update Soon
DVD and Blu-ray Disc Still Dominate Home Video Movie Viewing     Optical Storage News      Cinram Signs Agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .