Founded in 2012, the Tape Storage Council is a collaborative industry group dedicated to promoting the current trends, usages and technology innovations occurring within the tape storage industry.
The Tape Storage Council, which includes representatives of BDT, Crossroads Systems, FUJIFILM, Frontier BV, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Iron Mountain, Oracle, NCE Computer Group, Overland Storage, Qualstar, Quantum, REB Storage Systems, Recall, Spectra Logic, Tandberg Data, Turtle and XpresspaX has issued the following memo to highlight the current trends, usages and technology innovations occurring within the tape storage industry.
The tape industry continues to gain significant momentum as tape has firmly established its longterm role for effectively managing extreme data growth with new use cases.
The Growth in Digital Data Drives Tape Demand
Demand for tape is being fueled by unrelenting data growth, significant technological advancements, tape’s highly favorable economics, and the growing regulatory and business requirements to maintain access to data “forever.”
Tape continues to play a major role for backup and disaster recovery (see Google Gmail Outagedemonstratesthe importance of tape backups)in addition toeffectively addressing many new large-scale storage requirements. Nasuni Corppredicts 2.5EB’s (exabyte 1×1018) of data are created each day and by 2020, we will see a 4,300percent increase in annual digital data generation.
Tape technology changed o lot, for the better. The combination of the three main components of Nanocubic technology, Better transfer rate, higher capacity, much better recording stability.
Today`s generation Ultrium 7 Data Cartridge will allow for backup and archive of large volumes of stunning high-speed data transfer at 750 MB/sec and 300 MB/sec. for non-compressed data, and offer a storage capacity of 15.0 TB and 6.0 TB for non-compressed data.
Demand for tape is being fuelled by unrelenting data growth, significant technological advancements, tape’s highly favourable economics, the growing requirements to maintain access to data “forever” emanating from regulatory, compliance or governance requirements, and the big data demand for large amounts of data to be analysed and monetized in the future.
Tape is the most cost effective and greenest form of storage, using zero power when not in use meaning very large TCO savings, density increases year by year so the actual storage costs drops parallel to the cartridges density growth.
And there is no need to thinks about separate hard and software components, Tape storage will come in a solution. Hardware, software and services as a turnkey solution.
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