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.

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Tape Storage Council

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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