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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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E-Guide: Chapter 3: Enterprise-Class Tape Library Purchase Considerations
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
EGUIDE: Now that you've reviewed the essential issues involved in any backup acquisition, this guide focuses on the specific considerations of enterprise-class tape libraries. You'll also find a series of specifications to help make on-the-spot product comparisons between vendors like Quantum Corp., Hewlett-Packard Corp., IBM, SpectraLogic Corp., and more.
Posted: 09 Feb 2010 | Published: 09 Feb 2010

Quantum Corporation

D2D2T Backup Architectures and the Impact of Data De-duplication
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the impact of de-duplication in a disk-to-disk-to-tape (D2D2T) backup and recovery environment.
Posted: 03 Feb 2010 | Published: 01 May 2008

Quantum Corporation

Protecting Server Data in Small and Medium-sized Businesses
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how to successfully protect server data outside a centralized data center and focus on specific needs and requirements for SMBs.
Posted: 11 Jan 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2006

Iron Mountain

Optimizing Backup Using Deduplication: Select the Right Method to Fit Your Environment
sponsored by Dell | EMC
WHITE PAPER: Deduplication software has been shown to reduce the amount of backup data stored in typical environments by a ratio of 20:1 - significantly lowering the amount of backup storage media required. However, deciding how to implement deduplication requires a better understanding of the alternatives available.
Posted: 07 Jan 2010 | Published: 09 Dec 2009

Dell | EMC

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

A Practical Guide to Disaster Recovery Planning: The Basics to Getting Started
sponsored by Double-Take Software UK
WHITE PAPER: This paper is intended to help simplify the process of starting a disaster recovery plan so as not to be so overwhelming. Through some basic steps, businesses can better protect themselves against data loss while working toward a more complete business continuity plan.
Posted: 23 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2006

Double-Take Software UK

Data Breaches in the US
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
ASSESSMENT TOOL: Learn the specifics of how, what and when data breaches occur in the United States by viewing this sales tool. Discover how much data was compromised by lost backup tapes, computer theft and lockbox theft from various organizations like health insurance companies, banks and federal departments.
Posted: 08 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Jul 2009

Quantum Corporation

Optimize your VMware protection strategy Leveraging Quantum Technology in a VMware Environment
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Organizations are often challenged by the need for a “mixed” data protection strategy that includes VCB or esXpress, agent-based backups of VMs, and backups of non-VMware systems. Quantum provides a broad portfolio of highly scalable disk and tape solutions designed to meet the data protection needs of any VMware environment.
Posted: 08 Oct 2009 | Published: 08 Oct 2009

Quantum Corporation

Long-Term Data Protection and Retention: Finding the Correct Balance
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Tape remains the most cost effective, energy efficient and reliable program technology for storing large amounts of inactive, off-line or near-line data while complimenting disk-based data protection and retention solutions. Read this paper and find out why.
Posted: 08 Oct 2009 | Published: 18 Mar 2009

Quantum Corporation

Kronos Streamlines Backup, Eliminates Failures and Speeds Up Restores
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
CASE STUDY: With a large IT backbone and growing backup challenges, Kronos decided it needed to upgrade its data protection infrastructure. After evaluating several alternatives, the company chose to deploy Quantum’s Scalar i2000 enterprise tape library.
Posted: 08 Oct 2009 | Published: 08 Oct 2009

Quantum Corporation

Cornerstone Group Sees Six-Fold Reduction in Backup Time and Administration
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
CASE STUDY: The company’s previous tape system wasn’t meeting Cornerstone’s needs, particularly with 50 percent annual data growth. Cornerstone selected the Quantum Scalar i500 intelligent tape library platform due to its modularity, speed and the ability to move to LTO-4 tapes.
Posted: 08 Oct 2009 | Published: 08 Oct 2009

Quantum Corporation

Dedupe Simply – Presentation transcript
sponsored by EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Please read this presentation transcript in which Brian Biles, VP of Product Management and the Co-founder of Data Domain, discusses data deduplication. And, why is it important? What exactly is it? What are the things that make different implementations different? Learn the questions you should be asking.
Posted: 28 Sep 2009 | Published: 28 Sep 2009

EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions

FalconStor Virtual Tape Library (VTL) and Deduplication Performance
sponsored by FalconStor Software
ANALYST REPORT: FalconStor commissioned Demartek to validate the performance of the FalconStor VTL solution and its deduplication solutions, as they come from the factory, without any special tuning adjustments. The sustained performance of these solutions is impressive, and was measured using conservative data intended to be typical of many enterprises.
Posted: 10 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Jul 2009

FalconStor Software

Using FalconStor FDS as a Backup Target for Veritas NetBackup
sponsored by FalconStor Software
WHITE PAPER: This document describes the basic concepts and integration guidelines for FalconStor® File-interface Deduplication System (FDS) in a Veritas NetBackup™ environment. It is intended to provide best practices for configuring all components.
Posted: 10 Sep 2009 | Published: 10 Sep 2009

FalconStor Software

Using FalconStor FDS as a Backup Target for EMC NetWorker
sponsored by FalconStor Software
WHITE PAPER: This document describes the basic concepts and integration guidelines for FalconStor FDS in an EMC NetWorker environment. The document is intended to provide an architectural overview of FalconStor FDS being used with EMC NetWorker and the benefits of a combined solution.
Posted: 26 Aug 2009 | Published: 01 Aug 2009

FalconStor Software

Presentation Transcript: Iron Mountain - E-mail Management
sponsored by Iron Mountain
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Read this presentation transcript and free yourself from the daily hassles of e-mail management and fighting the inherent risks of e-mail Spam, viruses and noncompliance. Trust Iron Mountain's enterprise-class, cloud-based e-mail management service for 100% e-mail uptime at a cost savings of up to 60% versus on-premises solutions.
Posted: 21 Aug 2009 | Published: 01 Aug 2009

Iron Mountain

Data Storage Backup Security tutorial: Tape Encryption and Cloud Backup
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
EBOOK: Data storage backups are a necessary element of data protection plan, but they're often the biggest source of security woes. Learn everything you need to know about keeping your backups secure in this tutorial.
Posted: 19 Aug 2009 | Published: 01 Aug 2009

Quantum Corporation

HP StorageWorks Tape and Disk-to-disk Data Protection
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This guide provides a comprehensive look at the complete HP data protection and recovery solution offering. Choose the solution that best fits your business requirements and budget, and get the assurance you need—knowing your assets are protected.
Posted: 13 Aug 2009 | Published: 11 Aug 2009

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Storage Magazine Online July/August 2009: Virtual Servers Put Pressure on Backup
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: The July/August 2009 issue of Storage Magazine Online tackles 2 of the hottest trends in techonology: virtualization and cloud computing. Among this month's features, get an understanding of the impact virtualization is having on backup - and read about the counter-intuitive trend of 'internal clouds.'
Posted: 06 Aug 2009 | Published: 01 Aug 2009

SearchStorage.com

Optimizing Performance and Maximizing Investments in Tape Storage Systems
sponsored by Fujifilm USA
WHITE PAPER: Fujifilm Tape Environment Analysis is the first vendor-agnostic, platform-neutral, comprehensive assessment for tape storage systems. It provides an assessment of the backup environment culminating in a report that includes recommendations to maximize existing resources, avoid unnecessary expenditures and ensure compliance requirements are met.
Posted: 27 Jul 2009 | Published: 27 Jul 2009

Fujifilm USA

Securing Sensitive Information: An Examination of Information Security Issues, Methods and Securing Data With LTO-4 Tape Drive Encryption
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
ANALYST BRIEF: Each month many companies, big or small, well known or unknown, experience a data security loss with the potential exposure of thousands to millions of sensitive customer or employee records. This brief examines cryptographic methods, specifically tape data encryption, to combat such security losses.
Posted: 21 Jul 2009 | Published: 21 Jul 2009

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

D2D Virtual Tape Library Replication Primer
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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 Enterprise

Presentation Transcript: Email Archiving, Ediscovery, Compliance, Storage Management
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Email archiving is a burgeoning market at a time when many storage pros are faced with increasing ediscovery requests and compliance regulations. Listen to this podcast to find out the latest developments in email archiving.
Posted: 29 Jun 2009 | Published: 29 Jun 2009

Symantec Corporation

Case Study: Lime Pictures Implements its Vision with Quantum StorNext
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
CASE STUDY: This case study highlights the challenges faced by an independent production company and the benefits achieved through the adoption of Quantum's StorNext digital workflow solution.
Posted: 18 Jun 2009 | Published: 18 Jun 2009

Quantum Corporation

Merging Backup and Disaster Recovery (DR) Processes
sponsored by FalconStor Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes how continuous data protection (CDP) technology can bridge various DR methodologies to help organizations overcome the challenges of tape and achieve maximum benefits from their IT investments.
Posted: 16 Jun 2009 | Published: 16 Jun 2009

FalconStor Software
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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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