NovaStor DataCenter – Always First to the Finish Line

multiplexing to tape

Our team is very proud of the short backup and restore times NovaStor DataCenter is able to achieve. Marketing and Sales are using words like “multi-streaming” and “multiplexing” to describe the speed of backup and restore, but do you know what exactly they are trying to say? This article highlights …

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Tape is dead! Long live the tape! – Part II

Tape is dead! Long live the tape!

If you have read part I of Tape is dead! Long live the tape! you already know more about the differences between speed and performance regarding tape and disk devices. Section 3 ‘Tape is expensive’ started with a calculation to figure out whether or not this myth is true. 3) …

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Tape is dead! Long live the tape! – Part I

Tape is dead! Long live the tape!

It feels like there is a movement in some IT circles that say backup to tape is obsolete since ‘the cloud’ found its way into the datacenters of the world. Even in the times of private cloud services, SAN snapshots, SSD’s, and cheap public cloud storage we should take our …

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