Wednesday, June 1, 2022 by Stuart Burrows
Our tape services team provides clients with peace of mind when accessing legacy data on tapes and virtual backup environments. Get in touch to discuss how Ontrack can help get your legacy data under control.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 by Tom McCaffrey
Tape as a storage solution is still extremely popular due to its cost and reliability. However, managing your tape archive effectively is key to ensuring compliance. This blog gives you some top tips on how to keep your tape archive under control.
Thursday, September 12, 2019 by Tom McCaffrey
Correctly managing your data archive is essential to ensure you are compliant. Read these top tips to ensure your tape archive is future proof.
Thursday, May 16, 2019 by Tilly Holland
The tape is still considered one of the best storage solution for long-term archiving. In this blog, we answer some of the most popular tape related questions.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by Michael Nuncic
The tape has been used as both a means for backing up data and archiving data over the years. In this blog, we explore which it is actually better at.
Monday, July 2, 2018 by Michael Nuncic
There is an ongoing trend to more and more data being produced both by consumers and enterprises alike. But where to store all that new data? In the last two parts of this article series we covered the history and future of punch cards and tape as well as hard disk drives and SSDs… This week we will cover old floppy disks and optical media like CD ROMs and DVDs.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Michael Nuncic
Until today almost 50 different tape formats have been introduced into the market, with LTO 8 last year being the latest invention. What is common to all of these formats is that the data is stored linear onto the tape which has a layer of particles that is magnetizable
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by Michael Nuncic
Hardly any other storage medium is talked about so passionately. No, it is not the Cloud, but about the dinosaur of storage technology, the magnetic tape. Sometimes it is said that this medium and its technology are close to extinction, sometimes it is said that it will be in use for more decades to come.
Thursday, December 14, 2017 by rstantonhorne
Contrary to popular opinion, magnetic tapes are not dead and still have a role in modern IT. Many businesses that do not use an archiving solution store their backup data on tapes. Businesses choose this option because it's cost effective. The tapes are then kept onsite at a company facility or at an external tape storage provider.
Thursday, August 24, 2017 by Michael Nuncic
The magnetic tape is by no means dead. The advantages for tape media are obvious: low cost for the capacity and a long storage lifespan. Tape has been around for quite some time. In fact, it was the second storage media with the punch card being the first. No one could have imagined nearly 60 years ago that this kind of data storage would have such a long life. However, tape can sometimes pose challenges for companies looking to restore long-archived data.
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