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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 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

LTO-6 Tape Drive Pre-Purchase Program
sponsored by Spectra Logic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Check out this brief white paper to learn how you can gain access to the first available shipments of tape's upcoming LTO-6 release.
Posted: 09 Apr 2012 | Published: 09 Apr 2012

Spectra Logic Corporation

Clipper NotesTM: In Search of the Long-Term Archiving Solution – Tape Delivers Significant TCO Advantage over Disk
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Putting to rest many of the claims that tape has passed its prime, this Clipper Note from The Clipper Group confirms that tape can be an important cost-saving storage technology for long-term archiving of big files in a tiered storage architecture.
Posted: 11 Mar 2012 | Published: 07 Jun 2011

Oracle Corporation

Tape Vaulting: What You Need to Know About Tape Backup and Archiving
sponsored by Iron Mountain
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Check out this expert presentation transcript with storage industry analyst Lauren Whitehouse to learn about recent developments in tape that are keeping it relevant.
Posted: 05 Mar 2012 | Published: 05 Mar 2012

Iron Mountain

Eguide: Tape’s Reincarnation in the Cloud
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EGUIDE: Check out this E-Guide to learn whether or not tape can play a role in cloud backup and data protection operations. Discover the changing requirements of a cloud-based infrastructure, and learn how tape technology may be on track to help administrators maintain cost-effective backups.
Posted: 21 Feb 2012 | Published: 21 Feb 2012

Iron Mountain

Eguide: The State of Tape: Recent Developments in Tape
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
EGUIDE: In this SearchStorage.com E-Guide, Rich Castagna discusses the current landscape of the tape market and its role in the data center today. Read on to learn the latest trends in tape systems, advanced drives life the T10000C and where the future of tape lies.
Posted: 31 Jan 2012 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

Oracle Corporation

E-Guide: The State of Tape: Recent Developments in Tape
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
EGUIDE: In this SearchStorage.com E-Guide, Rich Castagna discusses the current landscape of the tape market and its role in the data center today. Read on to learn the latest trends in tape systems, advanced drives life the T10000C and where the future of tape lies.
Posted: 22 Dec 2011 | Published: 22 Dec 2011

Oracle Corporation

E-Guide: Choosing a Data Archiving Strategy: Disk, Tape or Both?
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
EGUIDE: Today’s organizations typically have three data archiving strategies they can choose from: disk archiving, tape archiving or a combination of both. This SearchDataBackup.com E-Guide offers insight into the advantages and disadvantages of each method, how to choose the best approach, and  the best and worst practices of data archives.
Posted: 16 Sep 2011 | Published: 16 Sep 2011

Symantec Corporation

E-Guide: Evaluating Deduplication Systems: The key considerations you don’t know about
sponsored by HP
EGUIDE: In this SearchDataBackup.com E-Guide, storage expert W. Curtis Preston discusses deduplication systems, and the steps you need to take to make sure your dedupe solution is on the right side of those two extremes, while ESG Senior Analyst Lauren Whitehouse offers insight into taking a software or hardware approach to deduplication.
Posted: 10 Aug 2011 | Published: 10 Aug 2011

HP

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

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
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