Management of exponential data growth continues to be one of the great challenges for IT managers in light of shrinking IT budgets and environmental concerns. Tape storage is indeed alive and is the key to success in meeting the data growth challenge in a reliable, cost effective and environmentally safe manner!
Studies show that the total cost of ownership of LTO 5 tape systems is 15X less than disk for long term data archives while disk consumes 238X more energy to store the same amount of data. Tape systems have further advantages such as greater capacity with potential density increases, better reliability, ease of removability and scalability, and support of WORM and encryption. With LTFS (Linear Tape File System) making tape faster and easier to use, tape is truly the ideal solution for long term data storage, now and in the future!