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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.

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

Consolidate Storage Infrastructure and Create a 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: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Apr 2010

Oracle Corporation

How to optimize your backup tape rotation strategy
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In a GFS scheme the daily backup tapes should probably be replaced each year or so and the weekly and monthly tapes (assuming the monthly tapes aren't archived) accordingly. Read this tutorial to find out so much more.
Posted: 17 Sep 2010 | Published: 17 Sep 2010

Quantum Corporation

Backup
sponsored by Panasas, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The explosion of unstructured data and the advent of scale out NAS systems has caused backup of these systems to be an ever growing concern. This white paper describes the overall strategy for backup and restore taking into account the tape subsystem, networking, file system workload and administrative policy.
Posted: 12 Aug 2010 | Published: 12 Aug 2010

Panasas, Inc.

7 Key Steps for Overcoming the Limitations of Tape Backup
sponsored by ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This document is a 7-step guide for making the move from tape to disk backup with deduplication. Within these steps, the Guide provides a concise summary of the downsides of tape backup, and then examines the superiority and economy of second-generation disk backup with data deduplication.
Posted: 09 Jul 2010 | Published: 09 Jul 2010

ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

Making Cents of Tape vs. Disk: The Complete Guide on What to Choose and Why
sponsored by Nexsan
WHITE PAPER: Since the cost comparison between tape and disk is obviously far more complex than the media itself, this brief outlines all the considerations necessary for a more complete understanding of the benefit and true cost comparison between tape and disk to help IT professionals choose and justify their backup environment.
Posted: 25 Feb 2010 | Published: 23 Feb 2010

Nexsan

Automated Storage Optimization for z/OS Mainframes
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Unifying and optimizing mainframe storage management practices under a single storage resource management (SRM) system delivers reductions in cost and administrative complexity. Read this paper to learn more about the benefits of the CA Automated Storage Optimization Mainframe Suite.
Posted: 11 Feb 2010 | Published: 11 Feb 2010

CA Technologies.

Encryption Key Management: A Technical White Paper
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Securing data from unauthorized access is a critical issue for businesses in all industries. Regulatory compliance and customer loyalty all depend on keeping sensitive information safe and secure. Businesses must take steps to improve data confidentiality and integrity.
Posted: 03 Feb 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

Quantum Corporation

You’re Not As Backed Up As You Think
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to overcome the challenges of traditional data backup for your small to mid-size organization and discover the benefits of implementing a Software-As-A-Service (SaaS) backup solution.
Posted: 11 Dec 2009 | Published: 11 Dec 2009

EMC Corporation

D2D Virtual Tape Library Replication Primer
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: With the introduction of HP Dynamic deduplication and low bandwidth replication (LBR) on HP D2D2500, D2D4000 and D2D4100 Backup Systems, the way data protection can be implemented has been transformed. This whitepaper explains the terminology and concepts behind these technologies and establishes some sizing rules through worked examples.
Posted: 17 Jul 2009 | Published: 17 Jul 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Total Cost Comparison of Backup Technologies: IT Decision-Maker Perspectives on NetApp SnapVault Disk-to-Disk versus Traditional Tape-Based Backup Solutions
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Download this exclusive article to gain insight on why a NetApp SnapVault backup system is 54% less expensive than a similar tape-based backup solution over a typical backup product lifecycle.
Posted: 09 Jan 2009 | Published: 09 Jan 2009

NetApp
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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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