The tape data storage market has confronted a major legal issue and a pandemic. Buoyed by strong archival use and offline protection, capacity shipments rose last year
"With the increase in digital work and life as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the world is creating more data. Much of that data is immediately becoming archival, according to Fred Moore, president of storage consulting firm Horison Information Strategies.
"Data is piling up a lot faster than can be analyzed," Moore said. "There is an archival pileup now."
It's accumulating so fast that some organizations don't know how much they have. Moore recently spoke to one organization that thought it had 5 PB of archival data. Instead, it had 50 PB..."