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Protect your Data: tape storage

^BComputer tape storage robot.^b Robot moving between banks of stored computer tapes. If a tape is needed the robot removes it from its slot and places it into a tape player, so the data it contains can be read. Photographed at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Centre (NERSC) of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California, USA, in 1999.

In the contemporary world, information is a valuable asset to any business or individuals. Tape storage is one of the traditional methods of storing data or information which uses magnetic technology to store data. In the event of a catastrophic event, it becomes easy to retrieve or recover data that is why data protection is crucial. The tape is one of the methodologies for protecting data as it guarantees proper storage, management, and rotation of data.

Benefits of Tape storage

 Eliminates threats from hackers – Data stored online is vulnerable as the hackers can manipulate that data by bypassing the security measures in place. Unlike tape stores data manually that is offline which makes it impossible for the pirate to corrupt the files stored in a tape.

 Affordable cost per TB- cloud storage can be expensive for small and medium business, but tape storage is accessible and can comfortably hold a vast volume of data.

 High performance– tape technologies have made phenomenal progress as they as they have addressed the issue of low capacity and short lifespan. Portability is also possible thus ensuring the availability of data anywhere through mobility.

 Scalability – tape storage allows the user to scale their preference storage capacity based on their amount of data. This is achievable as tape has a high capacity thus can the data storage requirements of different users can be met.

 Compatibility– The user need not worry about the issue of tape not working with other components. Tape storage is supported by various applications such as Backup Exec and Netback up among other which makes the tape technology efficient and reliable.

Despite the rapid advancements of technology, tape technology is the outstanding solution for the storing data securely. Incorporating tape storage guarantees survival of the business as in the event of a disaster the data recovery is efficiently made. Archiving of data is can be done anytime as the data is readily available and frequent back schedule is necessary and it is done remotely.

 

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