Backup Tape

Thoughts of the Future of LTFS and Disk

For years, disk vendors have heralded the death of tape. Will tape vendors soon be saying the same for disk? In a recent Forbes article, Tom Coughlin argues that a recent wave of industry announcements will have an impact on data storage, protection and long term preservation. Couglin notes that NVM Express, an […]


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When Bad Things Happen to Good Data, Part Two

In part one of this series, we noted that many vendors were promoting data protection strategies that work best in response to only a subset of the causes of downtime, albeit the most common causes of downtime.  These are hardware faults, software glitches, human errors and malware, which together with […]


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Mergers and Acquisitions: What to Do With Those Legacy Tapes

Recently, I met with a customer whose business model incorporated an aggressive M&A strategy. This company had the integration process down to a science. As a result, they showed consistently strong growth from this part of their business; however, they frequently faced a challenge accessing and maintaining backup data from […]


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How to Stop Managing Legacy Backup Tapes

The story is a common one. A company starts with a tape backup infrastructure because it’s inexpensive or otherwise meets business requirements.  Over time, the organisation evolves and eventually outgrows this infrastructure, forcing it to evaluate alternatives.  The company assesses many options and eventually decides to migrate to a new […]


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Data Archiving – more than one way to prove value

Data archiving now goes beyond meeting legal and compliance requirements. At Iron Mountain, we’ve just sponsored and published research by IDC that addresses this topic. The research report shows how businesses can gain substantial financial, legal and customer service benefits from an effective data archiving strategy. Even organisations that have […]


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