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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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The continued importance of tape backup
sponsored by LTO
EGUIDE: Access this eGuide to hear from experts like Jon Toigo, Mark Peters, and Ed Hannan about why tape is still important for processes like archiving.
Posted: 10 Feb 2015 | Published: 10 Feb 2015

LTO

Tape Drives: Reliability Saves Money
sponsored by LTO
RESOURCE: Access this resource to learn about the reliability of tape backups and decide for yourself which option is better for your company.
Posted: 05 Feb 2015 | Published: 05 Feb 2015

LTO

Tape Fallacies Exposed
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WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about tape backup fallacies and why they're incorrect.
Posted: 03 Feb 2015 | Published: 10 Nov 2009

LTO

Using Linear Tape File System (LTFS) for Better Digital Media Storage
sponsored by LTO
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover how the Linear Tape File System (LTFS) can increase storage capacity in order to store digital media in a cost-effective manner.
Posted: 03 Feb 2015 | Published: 03 Feb 2015

LTO

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

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
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

Tape Systems Technologies Handbook
sponsored by SearchDataBackup.com
EBOOK: 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

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

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

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

Tape Vaulting: What You Need to Know About Tape Backup and Archiving
sponsored by Spectra Logic Corporation
EGUIDE: Check out this FAQ guide to stay up on the current state of tape backup technology.
Posted: 12 Sep 2012 | Published: 03 May 2012

Spectra Logic Corporation

The Resurgence of Tape: Recent Developments in Tape Storage Systems
sponsored by Fujifilm Recording Media USA, Inc.
EGUIDE: In this SearchDataBackup.com EGuide, storage gurus Rich Castagna, Andrew Burton and Terri McClure discuss the current landscape of the tape market and its continuing role in the data center. Read on to learn about LTFS and LTO-5, recent developments in tape systems, tape’s contribution in the cloud and much more.
Posted: 12 Sep 2012 | Published: 01 Nov 2011

Fujifilm Recording Media USA, Inc.

Tape Storage Systems Continue to Evolve with Long-Term Data Archiving Functionality
sponsored by Spectra Logic Corporation
EGUIDE: This tutorial will cover the latest developments in tape storage systems and review the major differences between backup software vs. archiving software. The benefits of tape storage systems, including long-term data archiving will also be discussed.
Posted: 17 May 2012 | Published: 17 May 2012

Spectra Logic Corporation

Transitioning from Tape to a Disk Backup Appliance
sponsored by EMC Corporation
EGUIDE: This SearchStorage.com E-Guide is here to help you make the transition from tape to disk as smooth as possible. Read on as backup expert Brien Posey offers insight into the 7 steps that you need to follow in order to have a fast, stress-free transition.
Posted: 04 May 2012 | Published: 01 May 2012

EMC Corporation

LTO tape technology continues to evolve with LTO 5
sponsored by Spectra Logic Corporation
EGUIDE: Read this E-Guide today to discover why tape still plays a vital role in today's data-driven IT.
Posted: 09 Apr 2012 | Published: 09 Apr 2012

Spectra Logic 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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