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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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Enhance the Value of Your Investment in CA Tape Management Options
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Posted: 11 Feb 2010 | Published: 18 Jun 2008

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Automated Storage Optimization for z/OS Mainframes
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Posted: 11 Feb 2010 | Published: 11 Feb 2010

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E-Guide: Chapter 3: Enterprise-Class Tape Library Purchase Considerations
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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
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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

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You’re Not As Backed Up As You Think
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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

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Kronos Streamlines Backup, Eliminates Failures and Speeds Up Restores
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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
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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

Securing Sensitive Information: An Examination of Information Security Issues, Methods and Securing Data With LTO-4 Tape Drive Encryption
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
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 Company

D2D Virtual Tape Library Replication Primer
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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 Company

Case Study: Reducing Backup Time and Administration Six-fold
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CASE STUDY: The Quantum Scalar i500 combines a modular design with continuous robotics to provide the scalability, performance and reliability that customers require.
Posted: 03 Feb 2009 | Published: 30 Jan 2009

Quantum Corporation

Total Cost Comparison of Backup Technologies: IT Decision-Maker Perspectives on NetApp SnapVault Disk-to-Disk versus Traditional Tape-Based Backup Solutions
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Download this exclusive article to gain insight on why a NetApp SnapVault backup system is 54% less expensive than a similar tape-based backup solution over a typical backup product lifecycle.
Posted: 09 Jan 2009 | Published: 09 Jan 2009

NetApp

Presentation Transcript: Highlighting Data Deduplication and Disk Backups
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PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This document is based on a Data Domain/TechTarget webcast entitled "De-dupe and Disk Backups--What You Need to Know Before Taking the Plunge."
Posted: 18 Dec 2008 | Published: 18 Dec 2008

EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions

Ensure Data Protection with Sun StorageTek T10000B Tape Drives
sponsored by Sun StorageTek
VIDEOCAST: Learn how Sun StorageTek T-series tape drives use a Crypto-Key Management System to encrypt data, and how Volsafe technology helps your business meet electronic, regulatory, and legal requirements.
Posted: 24 Oct 2008 | Premiered: Oct 23, 2008

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The Storage Resource Guide - iSCSI SANs : An Affordable Enterprise-Class Alternative
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WHITE PAPER: iSCSI SANs provide a cost-effective, high-performance storage environment. Download this eGuide, featuring articles from Storage magazine, to learn more about iSCSI storage and the benefits they can deliver for your company.
Posted: 31 Jan 2008 | Published: 31 Jan 2008

EqualLogic UK

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: 29 Jan 2008 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

Quantum Corporation

The Storage Resource Guide: iSCSI SANs - An Affordable, Enterprise-class Alternative
sponsored by EqualLogic, created by Storage Magazine
WHITE PAPER: iSCSI SANs provide a cost-effective, high-performance storage environment. Download this eGuide, featuring articles from Storage magazine, to learn more about iSCSI storage and the benefits they can deliver for your company.
Posted: 22 Aug 2007 | Published: 20 Aug 2007

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S2A9550 Archive Solution Industry's Most Reliable SATA Storage Solution
sponsored by DataDirect Networks
WHITE PAPER: Across many organizations, the rapid growth of data is outpacing storage budgets. SATA disk based archive storage is the perfect solution. Download this white paper to learn more about disk based archive storage and see if it will work for you.
Posted: 18 May 2007 | Published: 01 Jul 2006

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S2A Nearline SATA Solution
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Posted: 19 Apr 2007 | Published: 01 Jul 2006

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DLT-S4 Buffer Management - Speedmatching
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In the past, tape drives were considered a speed bottleneck in data backup performance. However, Quantum put those beliefs to rest by launching the market's highest capacity tape drive. Download this paper to get the details of new innovative drive.
Posted: 27 Feb 2007 | Published: 01 Apr 2006

Quantum Corporation

Best Practices in Backup Security
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WHITE PAPER: Regardless of your organization's size, data security is becoming one of the biggest challenges in IT today. Get an overview on how to address backup security through tips and best practices.
Posted: 22 Feb 2007 | Published: 01 Apr 2006

Quantum Corporation

Native Fibre Channel Tape Drives versus SCSI-to-Fibre Channel Routers
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper will focus on the advantages and disadvantages of both native FC tape drive and SCSI-to-FC router solutions (both internal, as used in ATL Tape Libraries™, and external).
Posted: 08 Apr 2004 | Published: 01 Jan 2002

Quantum Corporation

Usinternetworking
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CASE STUDY: The Quantum P-Series tape library provides USinternetworking, a leading enterprise application service provider, with the flexibility and scalability the company and its customers require.
Posted: 12 Jan 2004 | Published: 01 Jan 2002

Quantum Corporation

Primary Color: Printer Banks on PX-Series Libraries to Deposit Customer Artwork
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
DATA SHEET: For two years in a row, Primary Color has been rated as one of the fastest growing printer businesses in the country. The downside - at least in the past - was that the need for backup and archival storage capacity was growing too fast.
Posted: 12 Jan 2004 | Published: 01 Jan 2004

Quantum Corporation

Tape It to the Limit
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
TECHNICAL ARTICLE: This article from PC Magazine presents an autoloader scorecard, with ratings for setup, cartridge manageability, density, price, and performance. The article also includes a side-by-side summary of features.
Posted: 12 Jan 2004 | Published: 11 Mar 2003

Quantum Corporation

Shaw Air Force Base
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CASE STUDY: The Quantum SuperLoader autoloader has been given the nod as "top gun" when it comes to backing up data under challenging conditions worldwide for the Ninth Air Force at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina.
Posted: 12 Jan 2004 | Published: 01 Feb 2003

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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