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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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IBM Linear Tape File System
sponsored by IBM
MICROSITE: Built on the Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium 5 format standard, IBM Linear Tape File System provides a direct, intuitive, graphical access to data stored in IBM tape drives and libraries using LTO generation 5 tape cartridges. This eliminates the need for additional tape management software to access data.
Posted: 11 May 2011 | Published: 11 May 2011

IBM

IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library
sponsored by IBM
MICROSITE: The IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library is designed to provide a highly scalable, automated tape library for mainframe and open systems backup and archive in midrange to enterprise environments.
Posted: 11 May 2011 | Published: 11 May 2011

IBM

IBM System Storage TS1140 Tape Drive
sponsored by IBM
MICROSITE: Marketplace and customer demands require applications that rely on high capacity, fast access to data and/or long-term data retention. The IBM System Storage TS1140 Tape Drive features storage capabilities to help you establish easy, rapid access to data, better security, long-term retention and data governance and regulatory compliance.
Posted: 10 May 2011 | Published: 10 May 2011

IBM

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

E-Zine: Storage Magazine 2010 Tape Library Quality Awards
sponsored by Spectra Logic Corporation
EZINE: Spectra Logic tops both the mid-range and enterprise tape library categories in the latest Storage magazine/ SearchStorage.com Quality Awards service and reliability survey.
Posted: 02 Mar 2011 | Published: 01 Dec 2010

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

Presentation Download: Advanced Backup School
sponsored by Iron Mountain
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This Advanced Backup School seminar presentation is guaranteed to provide you with time-tested advice and techniques that will make backup easier. Renowned backup guru W. Curtis Preston will review the basics – but will also be going into in-depth detail on the newest issues, technologies, and solutions surrounding backup.
Posted: 26 Jan 2011 | Published: 26 Jan 2011

Iron Mountain

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.

NEO® 8000 Series: Enterprise Tape Library Delivers Unrivaled Backup and Archive Capabilities
sponsored by Overland Storage
DATA SHEET: This data sheet contains technology specs for the NEO 8000 Series enterprise tape library. Access this resource now to learn more about this technology and how it offers optimal backup and archiving ability.
Posted: 28 Apr 2010 | Published: 27 Apr 2010

Overland Storage

NEO® E Series: Automated Tape Libraries Offer Effortless Backup and Archive Capabilities
sponsored by Overland Storage
DATA SHEET: This data sheet contains the technology specs for the NEO E Series tape libraries, and points out several ways it delivers optimal backup and archiving abilities.
Posted: 28 Apr 2010 | Published: 27 Apr 2010

Overland Storage

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

Enhance the Value of Your Investment in CA Tape Management Options
sponsored by CA Technologies.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: CA Services uses a well-defined project methodology and best practices to help you achieve a smooth installation that delivers business value quickly. Read this paper for more information.
Posted: 11 Feb 2010 | Published: 18 Jun 2008

CA Technologies.

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.

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

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

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
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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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