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ALSO CALLED: Magnetic Tape Drives, Drives
DEFINITION: A tape drive is a device that stores computer data on magnetic tape, especially for backup and archiving purposes. Like an ordinary tape recorder, a tape drive records data on a loop of flexible celluloid-like material that can be read and also erased. Tape drives work either by using a traditional helical scan where the recording and playback heads touch the tape, or linear tape technology, where  … 
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Data Protection: Protect Physical, Virtual, and Cloud Environments
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper examines a data protection solution that's built for today's IT and can help you get back up and running after system downtime ASAP. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 19 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Dell, Inc.

An Acid Test for the Cloud: Will Your Data BE There When You Need It?
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Check out this informative paper to learn how to ensure true peace of mind and protection of your corporate data assets through tape backup. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 03 Sep 2013 | Published: 09 Jul 2013

Iron Mountain

LTFS Is a Game-Changing Technology: Extends Use Cases for Tape-Based Archiving
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper discusses LTFS by exploring its benefits and use cases for tape-based archiving.
Posted: 18 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Iron Mountain

The Clipper Group: Revisiting the Search for Long-Term Storage -- A TCO Analysis of Tape and Disk
sponsored by The LTO Program
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents the findings from a recent survey that compared the relative total cost of ownership for storing archived data on tape or disk.
Posted: 28 May 2013 | Published: 13 May 2013

The LTO Program

LTFS Hits the Mark in Media & Entertainment: An In-Depth Introduction to LTFS for Digital Media
sponsored by The LTO Program
WHITE PAPER: Check out this comprehensive report to learn about the role of LTFS in digital media in 2013.
Posted: 11 Mar 2013 | Published: 07 Mar 2013

The LTO Program

GET THE FACTS: LTO Tape Reliability Saves
sponsored by The LTO Program
WHITE PAPER: Access this one-page data sheet to get the facts on the savings you could realize with LTO tape.
Posted: 07 Mar 2013 | Published: 07 Mar 2013

The LTO Program

Backup Partner Criteria for Smart Partnerships
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to discover how an offsite storage partner can be the answer to your content security and storage challenges. Learn about the advantages associated with offsite storage, discover how to define your needs and find the best potential backup partner you can, receive 4 key questions to ask regarding storage partners and more.
Posted: 01 Mar 2012 | Published: 01 Mar 2012

Iron Mountain

Risk Management: How Vulnerable is Your Backup Media?
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper for tips to help you securely manage backup and recovery processes. Discover the importance of developing a chain of custody when it comes to data, learn how authorization and access restrictions can help keep your information secure, and receive best practices for choosing an offsite data backup/protection partner.
Posted: 01 Mar 2012 | Published: 01 Mar 2012

Iron Mountain

Overcome 5 Common Backup Challenges With Tape
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn where tape stands today among other storage media, and discover where tape may fit into your backup infrastructure.
Posted: 29 Feb 2012 | Published: 29 Feb 2012

Iron Mountain

Secure Tape Vaulting Strategies for Serious Data Protection
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Your tapes deserve the best protection possible. Ensure they get it by reading this white paper filled with best practices for keeping data safe and secure. Discover the benefits associated with data housed onsite vs. offsite, learn 3 key questions to ask regarding your existing backup strategy, discover four keys to tape success and more.
Posted: 28 Feb 2012 | Published: 28 Feb 2012

Iron Mountain

Best Practices: A Checklist for Backup Tapes
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Check out these best practices to get the most out of your tape backups. Discover keys to help you define your needs and ensure future success by establishing regular testing of recovery procedures. Also included is a breakdown of tape's lifecycle to help you better understand the backup process, and tips for proper tape handling and transport.
Posted: 24 Feb 2012 | Published: 24 Feb 2012

Iron Mountain

Find a storage solution built around your goals
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Check out this in-depth guide to find out the various features and benefits of each storage system IBM offers – so you can decide which storage solution will fit best into your business environment.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

IBM

Analyst Brief: NERSC Case Study On Tape as Cost-Effective and Reliable Solution for Primary Data Storage
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: Check out this informative resource, which discusses why one organsation chooses tape as its primary storage option.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

End-to-End Choices in Tiered Storage Solutions
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This white paper analyzes an innovative tiered storage technology that provides end-to-end choices while allowing you to manage and store data across multiple types of storage media while reducing your total cost of ownership.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Examining IBM Innovation at Both Ends of the Storage Spectrum- Part 1: Tape
sponsored by The 451 Group
WHITE PAPER: Find proof that tape isn't dead by checking out this research conducted by The 451 Group, a leading global analyst and data company. This October, 2012 white paper contains the findings of The 451 Group's recent visit to IBM's research facility in Zurich and presents 451 Research's opinion of IBM's innovations and activities in the tape space.
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 | Published: 08 Oct 2012

The 451 Group

LTO-6 Tape Drive Pre-Purchase Program
sponsored by Spectra Logic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Check out this brief white paper to learn how you can gain access to the first available shipments of tape's upcoming LTO-6 release.
Posted: 09 Apr 2012 | Published: 09 Apr 2012

Spectra Logic Corporation

The Data Archive Challenge: What’s Your Game Plan?
sponsored by Horison Information Strategies
WHITE PAPER: Learn how you can overcome the challenges associated with effectively archiving information in today's data-intensive IT environments. Learn about different types of archiving strategies, discover an emerging method known as hierarchical storage management (HSM), receive a step-by-step guide for building a long-term, scalable data archive and more.
Posted: 15 Mar 2012 | Published: 15 Mar 2012

Horison Information Strategies

Clipper NotesTM: In Search of the Long-Term Archiving Solution – Tape Delivers Significant TCO Advantage over Disk
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Putting to rest many of the claims that tape has passed its prime, this Clipper Note from The Clipper Group confirms that tape can be an important cost-saving storage technology for long-term archiving of big files in a tiered storage architecture.
Posted: 11 Mar 2012 | Published: 07 Jun 2011

Oracle Corporation

LTFS Takes Tape to the Next Level
sponsored by Horison Information Strategies
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an introduction to LTFS (Linear Tape File System) - you'll learn exactly how it works, and what unique advantages it has over traditional tape systems. You'll also receive key tips on how to maximize the benefits of LTFS, and learn what factors today are defining the future of tape. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 16 Nov 2011 | Published: 16 Nov 2011

Horison Information Strategies

Consolidate Storage Infrastructure and Create Greener Datacenter
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: As data volumes grow and budgets shrink, datacenter managers are looking for ways to scale storage infrastructure and reduce operating costs. StorageTek tape drive and tape library solutions from Oracle provide the answer, helping companies grow automated tape environments without disruption, and so much more.
Posted: 25 Apr 2011 | Published: 25 Apr 2011

Oracle Corporation

Spectra Libraries with BlueScale Encryption
sponsored by Spectra Logic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Spectra Logic offers the only truly integrated encryption option for data backed up to tape and other removable media: BlueScale Encryption. Continue reading to learn how encryption and key management is easy to implement with Spectra T-Series libraries.
Posted: 02 Mar 2011 | Published: 02 Mar 2011

Spectra Logic Corporation

Manage Data Growth Even Better with Spectra T-Series and LTO-5
sponsored by Spectra Logic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Regardless of size, most organizations face the same data management challenge—efficiently and cost-effectively protecting and managing ever-growing data. Spectra T-Series with LTO-5 offers exclusive data management and efficiencies for small businesses through to the largest Enterprises.
Posted: 02 Mar 2011 | Published: 02 Mar 2011

Spectra Logic Corporation

SGI® InfiniteStorage Data Migration Facility (DMF): Virtualizing Storage to Enable Active Archiving
sponsored by SGI
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores the benefits of Data Migration Facility (DMF) for streamlining data management for the most data-intensive environments. Usage scenarios are discussed along with the core technologies that have made DMF so successful.
Posted: 20 Dec 2010 | Published: 20 Dec 2010

SGI

Consolidate Storage Infrastructure and Create a Greener Datacenter
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: As data volumes grow and budgets shrink, datacenter managers are looking for ways to scale storage infrastructure and reduce operating costs. StorageTek tape drive and tape library solutions from Oracle provide the answer, helping companies grow automated tape environments without disruption, and so much more.
Posted: 05 Oct 2010 | Published: 21 Apr 2010

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Oracle's StorageTek LT0-5 Tape Drive: Industry Leading Scalability
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper will discuss the advantages and industry-leading capacity of the StorageTek LTO-5 tape drive and how implementing StorageTek LTO-5 into StorageTek tape libraries will result in a significant boost in capacity that will help customers stay on top of their data growth needs.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Jul 2010

Oracle Corporation
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TAPE DRIVES DEFINITION (continued): …  the heads never actually touch the tape. Drives can be rewinding, where the device issues a rewind command at the end of a session, or non-rewinding. Rewinding devices are most commonly used when a tape is to be unmounted at the end of a session after batch processing of large amounts of data (payroll is the classic example). Non-rewinding devices are useful for incremental backups and other applications where new files are added to the end of the previous session's files. A benefit of a tape drive backup is that tapes have a large capacity for storing data and are very economical when compared … 
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