IT - Tape

Backblaze Is Wrong, Said Brad Johns Consulting, December 26th, 2018

"Correcting the Backblaze Cloud Storage vs. LTO-8 Cost Calculator

As an independent storage industry analyst and consultant, I have worked with clients to develop storage TCO models and read with interest the LTO-8 versus Backblaze Storage Costs article and associated spreadsheet. I can appreciate the challenge that Backblaze confronted in attempting to estimate the TCO for backup over a range of years. Calculating a TCO for tape storage requires many assumptions and estimates, and they can dramatically impact the overall results..."

Comparing Tape and Cloud Storage for Long-Term Data Preservation, December 25th, 2018

"Comparing Tape and Cloud Storage for Long-Term Data Preservation...

With the retention life of data increasing, many organizations are trying to determine the best long-term storage strategy for the future. To do this, organizations must analyze the reliability, security and speed of storage solutions, including both cloud and tape storage. This white paper considers how a hybrid archive solution, consisting of both cloud and tape, may be deployed in the event of a cloud mandate, and how data growth and future costs can impact a storage solution selection..."

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