Tape libraries still have a place in the modern data center due to their ability to provide high-capacity storage backup with a low total cost of ownership. Scalability, virus, and data stability, mobility, and support of compliance add to physical tapes value in the data center.
While LTO technology continues to bring advancements in both speed and compression, it still requires an outage to get a true point in time backup. We see a huge value in coupling a robust tape backup solution with other more rapid point in time backup solutions like disk to disk or Flashcopy, found in IBM’s Storwize external SAN storage family.
A good backup solution with a proven recovery path is by far the most important piece of any business technology resiliency strategy. We listen, interpret, configure, and deliver backup solutions that bring peace of mind to both the IT staff responsible for maintaining system integrity and the finance team responsible for writing the checks.