Tape Drives - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/2133 en The hidden challenges of using cloud backup to replace tape http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/the-hidden-challenges-of-using-cloud-backup-replace-tape-228690?source=rss_tape_drives <p>It's no secret: IT pros absolutely love to hate tape. I've remarked on that fact in this column several times over the past few years, and it's no less true now than it was any of the other times I've mentioned it. But that's all changing! What local disk backup couldn't solve on its own, cloud storage providers with their hyperredundant and constantly maintained fleets of disk can certainly fix! Finally, we can put a stake in the heart of tape and it will simply become a ghost story that the old timers tell IT newbs. Right?</p> Cloud Computing Data Center Data Explosion Data Management Storage Backup and Recovery Cloud Storage Tape Drives IDG Insider Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 228690 at http://www.infoworld.com Hadoop, Web 2.0 get path to tape for cheap, long-term storage http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage/hadoop-web-20-get-path-tape-cheap-long-term-storage-228638?source=rss_tape_drives <p>An appliance designed for Web 2.0 companies may take them back to the future with tape storage.</p> Business Intelligence Storage Big Data Hadoop Tape Drives Fri, 11 Oct 2013 12:08:31 +0000 admin 228638 at http://www.infoworld.com How many backups are enough? One more than you planned for http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/how-many-backups-are-enough-one-more-you-planned-228414?source=rss_tape_drives <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/storage_broken_chains_hp.jpg" alt="How many backups are enough? One more than you planned for" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Murphy's Law can hit even the best IT shops, despite all your efforts to avoid it.</p> your IT tales Backup and Recovery IT Jobs IT Management IT Training Servers Tape Drives Wed, 09 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 228414 at http://www.infoworld.com Veeam announces Backup and Replication 7 for VMware, Microsoft environments http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/veeam-announces-backup-and-replication-7-vmware-microsoft-environments-219823?source=rss_tape_drives <p>If you are a VMware fan or have been involved with <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/top-10-benefits-server-virtualization-177828">server virtualization</a> for any length of time, you've probably already come across the "green machine" marketing group from Veeam Software at VMworld, Microsoft TechEd, a local <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/vmware">VMware</a> User Group (VMUG) meeting, or any number of other virtualization community events or meet-ups.</p> Virtualization EMC VMware Backup and Recovery Disaster Recovery Server Virtualization Tape Drives Wide Area Networking Virtualization Mon, 03 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 David Marshall 219823 at http://www.infoworld.com Tape storage finds new life in the enterprise and beyond http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage/tape-storage-finds-new-life-in-the-enterprise-and-beyond-211384?source=rss_tape_drives <p>On location in Africa, a movie crew wraps up the day's shooting on a nature documentary and camera operators shut down their rigs. NAND flash cards are removed from the cameras and the scenes that were just shot are transferred to another medium for delivery to a post-production facility. Magnetic tape, the oldest form of storage in digital computing, goes to work.</p> Business Intelligence Storage Storage Management Tape Drives Wed, 23 Jan 2013 16:23:58 +0000 admin 211384 at http://www.infoworld.com Cloud storage: The final nail in tape's coffin http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/cloud-storage-the-final-nail-in-tapes-coffin-202891?source=rss_tape_drives <p>More than two years ago, I wrote about the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/tape-dead-long-live-tape-090">persisting value of tape</a> as an archival backup medium. At the time, the LTO-5 tape standard had recently been announced in an effort to stave off ever-increasing pressure from disk-to-disk backup products. Since then, a lot has changed. Although the nearly twice-as-capable LTO-6 tape standard will hit the market soon, disk-to-disk backup has become a much more popular way to back up the enterprise.</p> Data Explosion Data Management Storage Amazon.com Backup and Recovery Cloud Storage Tape Drives IDG Insider Mon, 24 Sep 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 202891 at http://www.infoworld.com Oracle announces its first scalable, entry-level tape library http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage/oracle-announces-its-first-scalable-entry-level-tape-library-198038?source=rss_tape_drives <p>Oracle today unveiled a new LTO-5 tape library targeted at small- and medium-sized businesses and remote offices that can scale from 45TB to 900TB capacity using data compression.</p> <p>The Oracle StorageTek SL150 tape library actually replaces three previous models -- the SL24, SL48 (both entry-level libraries) and the SL500 (a midrange product) -- because it can scale from 30 tape cartridge slots to 300 slots and from one to 20 tape drives.</p> Storage Oracle Tape Drives Wed, 18 Jul 2012 16:14:22 +0000 admin 198038 at http://www.infoworld.com Bye-bye, tapes: How to get the right disk backup appliance http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/bye-bye-tapes-how-get-the-right-disk-backup-appliance-194651?source=rss_tape_drives <p>Although disk-to-disk backup methodologies have become incredibly popular over the past few years, the vast majority of enterprises -- large and small -- still use the same tape backups they implemented years ago. As time goes on, however, more and more old-school backup implementations will reach a breaking point where either capacity or performance can't get the job done.</p> Data Explosion Data Management Storage Data Deduplication Network-attached Storage Storage Area Network Tape Drives IDG Insider Mon, 04 Jun 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 194651 at http://www.infoworld.com Oracle attacks tape management with analytics software http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage/oracle-attacks-tape-management-analytics-software-190515?source=rss_tape_drives <p>Tape-storage administrators will be able to get performance information and immediate directions to prevent data loss in new management software, called StorageTek Tape Analytics, that Oracle introduced on Monday.</p> Storage Oracle Data Loss Prevention Storage Management Tape Drives Tue, 10 Apr 2012 11:39:02 +0000 admin 190515 at http://www.infoworld.com 4 incredibly useful steps to better backups http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/4-incredibly-useful-steps-better-backups-178750?source=rss_tape_drives <p>In all my years in IT, I can't think of an everyday task that is more universally loathed than maintaining good backups. Depending upon what size environment you're running, setting them up in the first place can be a massive investment in capital and manpower, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Daily monitoring and troubleshooting often end up making the initial deployment look like a walk in the park.</p> Data Explosion Backup and Recovery Data Deduplication Tape Drives Storage Virtualization IDG Insider Mon, 14 Nov 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 178750 at http://www.infoworld.com Oracle's StorageTek unit releases 5TB tape drive http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage/oracles-storagetek-unit-releases-5tb-tape-drive-984?source=rss_tape_drives <p>Oracle's StorageTek division <a href="http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/302409" target="_blank">today announced</a> its highest-capacity and fastest tape drive to date -- the company says the T10000C stores up to 5TB of uncompressed data and offers throughput speeds of up to 70 percent faster than similar products today.</p> Storage Oracle Tape Drives Security Mon, 31 Jan 2011 20:17:35 +0000 admin 149984 at http://www.infoworld.com The myth of 10GbE IP storage http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/the-myth-10gbe-ip-storage-945?source=rss_tape_drives <p>Back in the days before 10Gbps Ethernet was available, the fact that IP-based storage like iSCSI and NFS were stuck at 1Gbps Ethernet speed was used to prove that 2Gbps and 4Gbps Fibre Channel still reigned supreme. Today, with the wide availability and plummeting cost of 10GbE networking hardware, many now argue -- ironically enough -- that the reverse is true.</p> Data Explosion Backup and Recovery Hard Drives Network Architecture Storage Area Network Storage Fabric Tape Drives Networking Storage IDG Insider Mon, 10 Jan 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 147945 at http://www.infoworld.com InfoWorld review: Data deduplication appliances http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/infoworld-review-data-deduplication-appliances-353?source=rss_tape_drives <p>Ever wonder why hard drive capacities continue to get bigger? Do you think IT has ever told management that they will need less storage capacity over the next three years? In fact, three years from now, your company will likely have four times as much data to store as it's storing today. The gigabytes will continue to turn into terabytes, and the terabytes will soon give way to petabytes.</p> Data Center Data Explosion Storage Backup and Recovery Network-attached Storage Storage Area Network Tape Drives Wed, 15 Sep 2010 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 137353 at http://www.infoworld.com IT infrastructure: Whatever happened to reliability? http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/it-infrastructure-whatever-happened-reliability-901?source=rss_tape_drives <p>I'd hazard a guess that more than half of the money we spend on IT infrastructure goes to ensuring uptime. Whether that takes the form of redundant power supplies, redundant disks, multicore network architectures, high-availability server clusters, or fully replicated backup data centers, we build our infrastructures not "just in case" of failure, but because we know failure will eventually occur.</p> Data Explosion Backup and Recovery Disaster Recovery Hard Drives Storage Management Tape Drives Storage Mon, 17 May 2010 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 123901 at http://www.infoworld.com Are virtual tape libraries a passing fancy? http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/are-virtual-tape-libraries-passing-fancy-823?source=rss_tape_drives <p>Not long ago VTLs (virtual tape libraries) were central to any enterprise disk-to-disk tape backup strategy. Highly scalable performance and the ability to deduplicate on the fly -- usually without help from backup software -- made them a great wedge to handle the D2D part of the D2D2T equation. But now that all of the major backup software vendors have built in highly effective deduplication, does the VTL appliance still have a home? Or is it our backup strategy that needs a round of deduplication?</p> Data Explosion Backup and Recovery Storage Management Tape Drives Storage Mon, 08 Mar 2010 11:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 115823 at http://www.infoworld.com Shrink your backup window http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/shrink-your-backup-window-130?source=rss_tape_drives <p>Nobody likes to tie up resources with a long-running backup. So how do you shrink your backup window? There are many approaches, but in SAN environments, sometimes the best solution is to back up directly from the shared storage rather than from the servers themselves. These so called "off-host" backups have its own challenges, however, so you need to weigh your options carefully.</p> Data Explosion Storage Virtualization Backup and Recovery Server Virtualization Storage Area Network Tape Drives Storage IDG Insider Mon, 15 Feb 2010 11:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 113130 at http://www.infoworld.com Tape is dead! Long live tape! http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/tape-dead-long-live-tape-090?source=rss_tape_drives <p>A few days ago, the Linear Tape Open (LTO) consortium -- whose member include Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Quantum -- officially released specifications for the next generation of the LTO Ultrium standard, LTO Generation 5. This may sound a little retrograde. With all of the incredible advances made in other storage technologies, can tape maintain its relevancy into the future?  Can Virtual Tape Libraries (VTL), removable disk, or the cloud replace the need for constant management of tape-based backup and archiving systems?</p> Data Explosion Storage Backup and Recovery Disaster Recovery Storage Management Tape Drives Mon, 25 Jan 2010 11:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 110090 at http://www.infoworld.com In search of lost tapes http://www.infoworld.com/d/security-central/in-search-lost-tapes-349?source=rss_tape_drives <div class="rxbodyfield"><p class="ArticleBody" page="1">What should you do if the thought of losing a container full of tape cartridges keeps you awake at night?</p> <p class="ArticleBody" page="1"><b>[ Mario Apicella's column is now a blog! Get the latest storage news from the <a href="http://weblog.infoworld.com/storageadviser/" class="regularArticleU">Storage Adviser blog</a>. ]</b></p></div> Data Explosion Security Storage Backup and Recovery Disaster Recovery Tape Drives Computer Hardware Security Storage Accuracy/Effectiveness Fri, 23 Nov 2007 11:00:00 +0000 admin 33349 at http://www.infoworld.com Closing back doors to your data http://www.infoworld.com/t/platforms/closing-back-doors-your-data-820?source=rss_tape_drives <div class="rxbodyfield"><p class="ArticleBody" page="1">Storage vendors often brag that their systems "phone home" in the event of malfunction, often before something breaks. “We call you before you realize there's a problem, telling you a component is about to fail and that the replacement part has already been shipped,” goes the refrain.</p> <p class="ArticleBody" page="1"><b>[ Mario</b><b>Apicella's column is now a blog! Get the latest storage news from the <a href="http://weblog.infoworld.com/storageadviser/" class="regularArticleU">Storage Adviser blog</a>. ]</b></p></div> Data Explosion Networking Storage Virtualization DBMS Hard Drives Network-attached Storage Data Security Network Router Storage Area Network Servers Storage Management Storage Server Tape Drives Applications Computer Hardware Data Management Mobile Technology Networking Operating Systems Security Storage Virtualization Accuracy/Effectiveness Fri, 02 Nov 2007 10:00:00 +0000 admin 32820 at http://www.infoworld.com DEMOfall 2007: Startups hit the stage http://www.infoworld.com/t/application-development/demofall-2007-startups-hit-stage-662?source=rss_tape_drives <!--paging_filter--><img src="http://images.infoworld.com/img/img92050.jpg" border="0" alt="DEMOfall 2007" vspace="4" hspace="4" class="srImg" align="left" /><b></b><br clear="all" /><br /><a class="blueVrd14" href="http://weblog.infoworld.com/techwatch/archives/014082.html">Startup company asked to leave DEMOfall</a><br /><span>mEgo booted out of show because it had presented itself at another, earlier technology event</span><br /><br /> <a class="blueVrd14" href="http://weblog.infoworld.com/techwatch/archives/014078.html">No, not another Microsoft killer</a><div class="field field-type-text field-field-special-report-dek"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This year&#039;s platform for startups to vie for the attention of VCs and established technology firms reflects what&#039;s hot in high-tech in 2007: Collaboration and Web 2.0. InfoWorld&#039;s Ephraim Schwartz reports live from the show, and we&#039;ve posted video of the actual presentations from the show. 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