5 Reasons to Ditch Tape Backup
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For decades, using tape for backup has seemed fairly inexpensive. Although most organizations still use tape in some part of their nightly backup processes, IT pros know well that managing tape backup isn’t always an easy job. Disk has always been an easier, more reliable alternative, which is increasingly true in virtualized environments. And with new disk and data deduplication technologies converging to make disk-based backup available at about the same price as tape backup systems, more and more organizations are making the switch to disk.

This paper provides a 5-step guide to making the move from tape to disk backup with deduplication. Discover a concise summary of the downsides of tape and explore the superiority and economy of next-generation disk backup with dedupe. Read on to find out the key functional requirements for a disk backup system with deduplication as well as an example framework for assessing TCO of your existing infrastructure.

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