Tape has never really gone away. But it can be useful beyond long-term archiving. Learn why IT professionals may want to consider reintroducing tape backup into their data centers
"Tape, if a data center uses it at all, is often relegated to the role of storage for deep archives. But it can also play an essential role in an organization's backup strategy, so much so that IT professionals may want to consider reintroducing the use of tape backup in 2020.
Tape is still the most cost-effective storage medium on the market. Yes, technologies like cloud storage have lower upfront costs. But if you factor in the long-term costs of retaining data -- many backups are retained for seven years or more -- tape quickly becomes less expensive, especially at scale..."
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