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ALSO CALLED: Data Backups, Backup-to-Tape, Backup to Tape
DEFINITION: In computers, tape backup is the ability to periodically copy the contents of all or a designated amount of data from its usual storage device to a tape cartridge device so that, in the event of a hard disk crash or comparable failure, the data will not be lost. Tape backup can be done manually or, with appropriate software, be programmed to happen automatically.Tape backup systems exist for needs  … 
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Proven, Trusted and HIPAA-Compliant Media Management
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This resource features a media management partner that offers security and compliance tools for your tape backup and archive to ensure you consistently are up to par with the latest HIPAA updates.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 23 Oct 2013

Iron Mountain

Advice on Overcoming the Tape-Dependency Problem with PACS Image Archive
sponsored by CDW and IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers industry-leading tips on how to transition from tape to disk-based archives for your picture archiving and communication system (PACS) and storage.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CDW and IBM

Quantum Corporation Solution Guide: The Changing Role of Tape
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This guide explains how tape continues to play an important role in data storage and how it remains the most cost-effective, energy efficient and resilient means to manage the life cycle of stored data.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2009

Quantum Corporation

Quantum's Tiered Architecture and Approach to Data Protection
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a tiered architecture and approach to data protection to match data value to storage costs over time.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Quantum Corporation

Tape Storage Meets Long Term Data Retention Challenges
sponsored by FujiFilm
WHITE PAPER: The Tape Storage Council issued this memo to highlight the current trends, usages and technology innovations occurring within the tape storage industry.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

FujiFilm

The Truth About Tape
sponsored by FujiFilm
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives the facts on tape and its place in the world of storage. Industry expert Jon Toigo weighs in on the continued relevance of one of the oldest computer technologies still in use today.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

FujiFilm

Barium Ferrite: The storage media of the future is here today
sponsored by FujiFilm
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines BaFe technology and standard Metal Particle (MP) technology to provide comparisons between the two and explain the benefits of BaFe media. It will also explain the reasons for the stability and reliability of BaFe technology that serve as the basis for its use in solutions
Posted: 17 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

FujiFilm

Long Term Archivability and Stability of Fujifilm Magnetic Tape Using Barium-Ferrite (BaFe) Particle
sponsored by FujiFilm
WHITE PAPER: This resource gives the results of tests on a new magnetic tape storage solution that uses Barium-Ferrite particles to provide long term storage capabilities under various conditions.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

FujiFilm

IDC Technology Spotlight: Optimizing Approaches to Enterprise Backup and Recovery
sponsored by ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore this informative resource to find out how recent trends and disk-based backup with deduplication affect the transitioning market.
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

Ameris Bank Chooses ExaGrid Over Data Domain For Seamless Integration With Veeam
sponsored by ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Take a look at this success story to find out the key features of this disk-based backup, and how it provides the scalability for Ameris Bank to grow.
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

Will Linear Tape File System Take Hold for Enterprise Data Archiving?
sponsored by SearchDataBackup.com
WHITE PAPER: Many predicted the Linear Tape File System would be a boon for long-term data archiving, but that hasn't really proven to be true for enterprise data archiving. This handbook discusses how LTFS integration has been slow among tape library and backup software vendors.
Posted: 10 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

SearchDataBackup.com

Big Data Demands Big Changes to Legacy Backup Licensing
sponsored by Asigra
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to find out how an increase in data and a decrease in IT budgets are affecting data backup strategies.
Posted: 10 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Asigra

How Compliance Impacts Backup Strategy
sponsored by Idera
WHITE PAPER: Explore this white paper to learn why prudent business practice calls for backing up and securely housing your digital data. Read on to discover how compliance intersects with both digital data and backup.
Posted: 28 Jan 2014 | Published: 28 Jan 2014

Idera

Idera & Holistic Backup Management - Dynamic Duo of Server Backup
sponsored by Idera
WHITE PAPER: This white paper caters to your interest in where backup software is headed – a holistic approach to managing backups that your organization wants and needs backup software to deliver. Read on to discover 6 characteristics of a holistic solution.
Posted: 28 Jan 2014 | Published: 28 Jan 2014

Idera

Five Features for a Fast Switch to Disk Backup
sponsored by Idera
WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses the 5 "must have" features for backup software.
Posted: 28 Jan 2014 | Published: 28 Jan 2014

Idera

The Value of Off-Site Data Protection Services
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper describes an off-site data protection service that can keep electronic media secure while providing efficient retrieval with the help of high-specification service elements for magnetic, optical and solid-state media.
Posted: 23 Jan 2014 | Published: 23 Jan 2014

Iron Mountain

Tape and Cloud Strategies for VM Backups
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Read through this white paper to find out how one vendor's backup and replication solution is prepared to protect your virtual machine data.
Posted: 17 Jan 2014 | Published: 17 Jan 2014

Veeam Software

Tape and Cloud: More than a Marriage of Convenience
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a hybrid approach to backup and data protection. Read on to discover how to integrate tape and cloud technologies to address your most critical backup, recovery and archiving requirements.
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Published: 15 Oct 2013

Iron Mountain

DCIG Buyer's Guide: Deduplicating Backup Appliance Under $50K
sponsored by ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource presents its 2013 midrange deduplicating backup appliance buyer's guide for systems $50K and below. It puts at the fingertips of organizations a comprehensive list of deduplicating backup solutions and the features they offer in the form of detailed, standardized data sheets that can assist them in the important buying decision.
Posted: 16 Sep 2013 | Published: 16 Sep 2013

ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

Exagrid Product Overview: High Performance, Scalable Disk Backup with Data Deduplication
sponsored by ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informative data sheet outlines a disk-based backup and data deduplication appliance that's purpose-built for backup that leverages a unique architecture optimized for backup and restore performance, scalability and cost.
Posted: 10 Sep 2013 | Published: 10 Sep 2013

ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

How to choose between scale-up vs. scale-out architecture for backup and recovery
sponsored by ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will gain insight on how to choose between scale-up verses scale-out architectures for backup and recovery. Explore the pros and cons of each and which one is more economical for your organization.
Posted: 10 Sep 2013 | Published: 04 Dec 2012

ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

Five Disaster Recovery Tips for Small to Midsize Businesses running IBM® i
sponsored by Vision Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers five tips for small and mid-sized businesses to follow for a comprehensive disaster recovery plan that can protect their data.
Posted: 25 Feb 2014 | Published: 13 Feb 2013

Vision Solutions

Backup Solutions for Today’s SMB
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a continuum of solutions, including advances in both tape and disk technologies, that allow SMBs to proactively and systematically backup their data affordably, without disrupting day-to-day operations.
Posted: 27 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Your Guide to Smarter Backup—Transform Your Future
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: A 15-minute guide to implementing smarter backup processes in order to ensure recovery, increase business efficiency and accelerate IT and business transformation.
Posted: 10 Oct 2013 | Published: 10 Oct 2013

EMC Corporation

Optimizing Data Protection for SMBs
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper explores a continuum of solutions, including both tape and disk technologies, that allow you to proactively and systematically backup your data affordably, without interrupting your day-to-day operations. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 09 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company
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TAPE BACKUPS DEFINITION (continued): … In computers, tape backup is the ability to periodically copy the contents of all or a designated amount of data from its usual storage device to a tape cartridge device so that, in the event of a hard disk crash or comparable failure, the data will not be lost. Tape backup can be done manually or, with appropriate software, be programmed to happen automatically.Tape backup systems exist for needs ranging from backing up the hard disk on a personal computer to backing up large amounts of storage for archiving and disaster recovery purposes in a large enterprise as part of a storage area network (SAN), usually combining a hardware and software package. For personal computer tape backup, the Onstream USB tape drive is popular. For enterprise tape backup, Linear Tape-Open (LTO) is an industry open standard from Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Seagate.Tape backup also includes the ability to restore data that has been backed up back to hard disk storage devices when needed.
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