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ALSO CALLED: VTL Software, Virtual Tape Library Software, VTL, Virtual Tape Library, Tape Library Software
DEFINITION: Virtual tape is an archival storage technology that makes it possible to save data as if it were being stored on tape although it may actually be stored on hard disk or on another storage medium. Benefits of virtual tape systems include better backup and recovery times and lower operating costs. A special storage device manages less-frequently needed data so that it appears to be stored entirely on  … 
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The Backup Target Today
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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

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Gartner: Time to rethink backup procedures
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ANALYST BRIEF: IT leaders and storage managers can realise cost savings and improve their use of backup infrastructure by rethinking their back-up procedures, says Gartner analyst Dave Russell.
Posted: 04 Feb 2014 | Published: 04 Feb 2014

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LTO – Whitepapers, Presentations, and Webinars
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MICROSITE: This online resource provides 360-degree insights in the form of whitepapers, expert presentations and webinars that reveal why tape remains a viable option for backing up your data.
Posted: 13 Jun 2013 | Published: 13 Jun 2013

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Making The Business Value Case for Tape Technology
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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

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What's New in Veeam Backup and Replication v7
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Adventist Health System Uses FalconStor® VTL with Deduplication
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E-Guide: The Latest With Dedupe: Hardware vs. Software Methods & Remote Backup Capabilities
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Posted: 09 Nov 2011 | Published: 08 Nov 2011

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The Complete Guide to Backup and Recovery for the SMB
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WHITE PAPER: Small and mid-sized businesses are a market that has been underserved by data protection software, appliances and online backup services until the last few years.Yet, these organizations have the same needs as large enterprises to protect their data. Full-time, dedicated IT resources are often beyond their means.
Posted: 23 Sep 2011 | Published: 23 Sep 2011

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E-Guide: Top Considerations for Selecting a Deduplication Solution
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Posted: 05 Aug 2011 | Published: 05 Aug 2011

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Time Value of Data
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WHITE PAPER: All of the printed material on earth is estimated to be about 200 petabytes (200,000 terabytes) of data. That is a lot of information and a lot of data to manage. But it is dwarfed by the amount of data that is generated worldwide with information technology today. Read this white paper to learn more about how to survive the information explosion.
Posted: 13 Jun 2011 | Published: 13 Jun 2011

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E-Guide: Best Practices to Avoiding Tape Backup Problems
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EGUIDE: This guide will explore tape backup opportunities and how to prevent tape backup disasters. Download to learn why tape is still a big part of backup operations and how, as a tape user, you can go about preventing future tape issues.
Posted: 26 May 2011 | Published: 26 May 2011

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Data Deduping & Backup: A best practice guide – Part 2
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EGUIDE: In part two of this data deduplication technology tutorial, we look at all of those alternatives and take a look at some of the most significant deduplication backup products. Learn about global data deduplication, what to look for in a data deduplication product, inline vs. post-processing deduplication, and more.
Posted: 20 May 2011 | Published: 20 May 2011

FalconStor Software

Data Deduping & Backup: A best practice guide – Part 1
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EGUIDE: In part one of this data deduplication technology tutorial, we look at all of those alternatives and take a look at some of the most significant deduplication backup products. Learn about global data deduplication, what to look for in a data deduplication product, inline vs. post-processing deduplication, and more.
Posted: 17 May 2011 | Published: 17 May 2011

FalconStor Software

IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 Family
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MICROSITE: IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 is a virtual-tape solution designed to optimize tape processing. With one solution, the implementation of a fully integrated tiered storage hierarchy of disk and tape takes advantage of the benefits of both technologies to enhance performance and provide the capacity needed for today’s tape processing requirements.
Posted: 11 May 2011 | Published: 11 May 2011

IBM

E-Guide: Virtual Tape Libraries and Data Deduplication in Enterprise Storage Today
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EGUIDE: Download this guide to learn more about the solutions surrounding virtual tape libraries and data deduplication in today’s enterprise storage environments.
Posted: 03 Jan 2011 | Published: 30 Dec 2010

Fujitsu America, Inc.

Evaluator Group: Analysis of HP D2D Product Line
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WHITE PAPER: This paper details an analysis of the HP D2D Product Line, which provides both disk to disk and VTL backup. In June 2010, the product line was updated to include StoreOnce, HP Labs developed inline data deduplication, along with a number of other enhancements.
Posted: 04 Nov 2010 | Published: 04 Nov 2010

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Reducing Costs and Creating a More Secure IT Environment with a Holistic Approach to Data Protection: An ROI Analysis of FalconStor Storage Management Solutions
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WHITE PAPER: Data protection and disaster recovery continue to be overarching challenges for most firms. To remedy a myriad of problems with data protection as well as operational and disaster recovery, companies are replacing legacy backup methods with new approaches. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 22 Oct 2010 | Published: 22 Oct 2010

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IBM Upgrades SVC with Solid State Drives - Achieves Better Storage Utilization
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WHITE PAPER: With the availability of solid-state storage within Version 5 of its SAN Volume Controller, IBM once again delivers outstanding tech-nological innovation to the data center. Read this paper to find out so much more.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 19 Oct 2009

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A Large U.S. Health Insurer Speeds Backup and Recovery
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CASE STUDY: Read this case study to learn how a major health insurer implemented an IBM virtual tape library solution that reduced the time and effort spent on storage management and enabled significant cost savings.
Posted: 15 Sep 2010 | Published: 03 Aug 2010

IBM

Presentation Transcript: Transparent Migration - Don’t get Locked in to Your Legacy Physical or Virtual Tape Library
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PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Learn how easily you can transparently move existing tape libraries and VTLs to the market-leading FalconStor Virtual Tape Library (VTL) solution without any change to your existing data and without impacting your backup and restore operations.
Posted: 25 Aug 2010 | Published: 09 Aug 2010

FalconStor Software

Data Deduplication FAQ
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PODCAST: Join Founder and Lead Analyst of DCIG, Jerome Wendt as he answers the most common data deduplication questions he’s hearing today – including the technology’s  benefits, dedupe products to watch out for, target dedupe on a virtual tape library and more.
Posted: 23 Aug 2010 | Premiered: Aug 23, 2010

Quantum Corporation
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VIRTUAL TAPE LIBRARIES DEFINITION (continued): …  tape cartridges when some parts of it may actually be located in faster, hard disk storage. Virtual tape can be used with a hierarchical storage management (HSM) system in which data is moved as it falls through various usage thresholds to slower but less costly forms of storage media. Virtual tape may also be used as part of a storage area network (SAN) where less-frequently used or archived data can be managed by a single virtual tape server for a number of networked computers. A virtual tape system offloads from the main computer the processing involved in deciding whether data should be … 
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