Tape Automation Systems DEFINITION: In data storage, a tape library is a collection of magnetic tape cartridges and tape drives. An automated tape library is a hardware device that contains multiple tape drives for reading and writing data, access ports for entering and removing tapes and a robotic device for mounting and dismounting the tape cartridges without human intervention.
This White Paper describes solutions developed by LEGATO Software and Quantum to help IT managers implement fast and reliable backup, recovery, and archive solutions to meet ever increasing service level requirements and improve overall data protection.
There are two very different approaches to scalability offered in the tape automation market today. One being scalability within a single unit, and the other being modular scalability linking multiple units to operate as single library.
The job of the Quantum DX30 is to provide enhanced backup protection to the vast majority of those business applications that cannot justify being re-engineered for mirroring and/or remote replication.
The scope of the digital data protection challenge faced by most organizations will continue to grow as an increasing percentage of the data these organizations depend upon is digitally originated.
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