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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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E-Guide: Flash Storage Arrays Take Center Stage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: This e-guide recaps the key takeaways from a recent flash storage panel and offers expert answers to frequently asked questions around reliability. Uncover how flash fits into a cost-effective storage strategy and how it will influence the future of tape, hard drives, and cloud services.
Posted: 16 Dec 2013 | Published: 16 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc.

Data Protection: Protect Physical, Virtual, and Cloud Environments
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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.

Podcast: Back to the Future: How Linear Tape File System (LTFS) and Other Innovations Are Returning Tape to a Production Storage Role in the Data Center
sponsored by Iron Mountain
PODCAST: This expert podcast features insight from Jon Toigo on subjects such as, LTFS technology and how you can use it to build a mass capacity file server based on tape, the productization of Tape NAS for those who prefer to buy rather than build, the markets and workloads that this innovative kit could potentially support and much more.
Posted: 10 Oct 2013 | Premiered: Sep 26, 2013

Iron Mountain

Presentation Transcript: Back to the Future: How Linear Tape File System (LTFS) and Other Innovations Are Returning Tape to a Production Storage Role in the Data Center
sponsored by Iron Mountain
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this resource, expert Jon Toigo looks at, LTFS technology and how you can use it to build a mass capacity file server based on tape, the productization of Tape NAS for those who prefer to buy rather than build, the markets and workloads that this innovative kit could potentially support and more.
Posted: 09 Oct 2013 | Published: 09 Oct 2013

Iron Mountain

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

Backup, Archiving, and Tape: Expert Recommendations For Improving Data Protection Efficiency
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EGUIDE: This e-guide elaborates on two recommended storage efficiency tactics and reveals other lesser known benefits they deliver. Explore common criticisms you may encounter as you leverage them and obtain expert perspectives on how they can be addressed.
Posted: 29 Aug 2013 | Published: 29 Aug 2013

Iron Mountain

Back to the Future: How Linear Tape File System (LTFS) and Other Innovations Are Returning Tape to a Production Storage Role in the Data Center
sponsored by Iron Mountain
VIDEOCAST: Several recent tape advances have put this technology back on the IT radar, turning recent attention away from hard disks, flash SSDs, and cloud storage. This expert video examines the latest developments leading this comeback, including the availability of free file systems, new partitioned media offerings from a variety of vendors, and more.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Premiered: Jul 17, 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

Secure Your Backup Tapes Every Step of the Way
sponsored by Iron Mountain
DATA SHEET: This short resource explores an approach to safely move your media to a secure offsite tape vault or offsite location using one vendor's tape library moving service.
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Iron Mountain

Tape Robotics Today
sponsored by Iron Mountain
PODCAST: In this recording, Ben Woo, managing director of storage consultancy at Neuralytix, discusses recent developments in the area of tape library robotics.
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Premiered: Aug 30, 2012

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

Making The Business Value Case for Tape Technology
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EBOOK: This interactive eBook explores best practices for data management and dives into two questions answering, how are current data management programs preforming relative to best practices? And what are the implications for backup and recovery practices moving forward?
Posted: 03 May 2013 | Published: 20 Mar 2013

Iron Mountain

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

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

The Backup Target Today
sponsored by SearchDataBackup.com
EBOOK: Data backups have evolved dramatically from the days of producing a nightly backup to tape. Modern data protection techniques start with backup targets such as tape libraries and virtual tape libraries to deduplicating disk arrays, integrated backup appliances and the cloud.
Posted: 11 Feb 2014 | Published: 11 Feb 2014

SearchDataBackup.com

Tape Systems Technologies Handbook
sponsored by SearchDataBackup.com
EGUIDE: Tape media, drive and library technology advances with increasing capacity and innovations aimed at making data more accessible. This handbook offers information on tape systems, including tape media and libraries, LTFS, tape vaulting and using tape for long-term archiving.
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 | Published: 05 Feb 2014

SearchDataBackup.com

Tiered Storage: Definitions, Deployment, Options, and Guidelines for Getting Started
sponsored by SageCloud
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide examines various definitions and interpretations of tiered storage and presents an overview of its key benefits, challenges, and deployment options.
Posted: 21 Oct 2013 | Published: 21 Oct 2013

SageCloud

Case Study: Teleperformance España, Customer Service Company Transforms Information Management
sponsored by Iron Mountain
CASE STUDY: This case study explores how one company implemented an outsourced records management and electronic media vaulting service to reduce time and cost involved in administration, enhance business resilience and improve legal compliance.
Posted: 17 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Iron Mountain

Backup critical data with smart solutions
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
VIDEO: Check out this short video to explore one industry-leading vendor's backup and data protection solutions. Whether you're just starting out, building momentum or expanding your business, these storage solutions for backup and data protection can help you. Watch now to learn more.
Posted: 14 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 07 Aug 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

You Don't Need Science Fiction to Speed Up Cloud Storage
sponsored by NetApp
EZINE: This issue of Storage Magazine takes a closer look at the latest solid-state storage trends, uses, and form factors. It also provides cloud-based file sharing need-to-knows, expert perspectives on LTFS and the future of tape, advice on simplifying VM data protection and more.
Posted: 23 Jul 2013 | Published: 01 Jul 2013

NetApp

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

Expert Analysis of LTFS: Role in Backup, Media & Entertainment, and Beyond (Podcast)
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
PODCAST: In this podcast, Storage Decisions speaker Jon Toigo discusses the role of LTFS for backup, how it works, and the requirements for implementation. He also provides a glimpse into the LTFS future and explains why more IT professionals are embracing it as general purpose storage.
Posted: 15 Jul 2013 | Premiered: Jul 15, 2013

Oracle Corporation

Storage Magazine: July 2013
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: This issue of Storage Magazine takes a closer look at the latest solid-state storage trends, uses, and form factors. It also provides cloud-based file sharing need-to-knows, expert perspectives on LTFS and the future of tape, advice on simplifying VM data protection and more.
Posted: 03 Jul 2013 | Published: 03 Jul 2013

SearchStorage.com

Archiving Stays Active with LTFS and the Cloud
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EBOOK: Access this exclusive E-Book containing three expert articles regarding archiving with LTFS and cloud services to learn about modern approaches to archiving - and not missing out on value in data that must be retained.
Posted: 27 Mar 2013 | Published: 27 Mar 2013

SearchStorage.com
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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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