A few months ago, we talked about how backup tape is very much a part of the future of storage. Despite propaganda spread around by disk and flash vendors, tape is very much alive and will play a major part in combatting rampant storage growth in the years ahead. Not only that, the field has already mapped out a ten-year path that promises much higher density and more rapid throughput.
Here’s a list we found from a storage partner of ours that lays out 10 reasons why data center tape will remain relevant in 2016 and Beyond
- Hybrid flash and tape storage systems
Magnetic tape storage combined with other archival methods is reliable and cost-effective.
The average LTO-7 tape drive writes twice as fast as the average hard disk drive.
- Less data access latency
Transfer time has been reduced 6X, significantly decreasing idle time.
Tape helps lower storage footprint and cost, especially for data that are infrequently accessed or large format.
- Storage tiering
Object and software-defined storage pair expertly with tape for varying levels of hot and cold storage.
Supercomputing centers across the globe frequently utilize tape storage as a critical piece of data management.
Data migration via tape to cloud is significantly faster than Internet transfer.
Outpacing flash and disk
Capacity improvements for tape indicate it is advancing faster than many other market options, which instead are reducing and stagnating.
Mega format potential
Combination with IBM and other corporations indicate expansion far beyond the current LTO roadmap.
LTO and flash marriage concept
A fusion cartridge would decrease load times, provide a data buffer, and include built-in backup.
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Sourced from our partner EDP USA