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Backup Storage Solutions

Tape / Tape Library Backup

The most economical way to store cold data

While cloud storage and SAN snapshots have their advantages in random and partial restores, tape data protection is faster, more efficient, and far more affordable, especially when it comes to long-term storage of cold data.

At NovaStor, we believe that data protection: shouldn’t have a size limitation, that the cost per gigabyte should be low, and that data should be stored in the most indestructible manner possible. This is why NovaStor maintains support for tape backup.

Why companies still utilize tape backup:

  • Tape drives offer high-capacity storage
  • Tape is very cost-effective and scalable
  • Tape libraries offer more flexibility in drive / media ratio
  • New tape drives can store more data on older media
  • Tape libraries have less environmental constraints
  • Tape is an affordable option for storing massive amounts of data
  • Tape drives are highly durable (if stored properly)
  • Tape drives offer sustainable long-term storage and archive

With multiple options to choose from for tape backup storage, our backup experts provide you with a free consultation to help you find the right solution for your IT infrastructure and business needs.

Tape backup is still relevant and should be supported

Even in the times of private cloud services, SAN snapshots, SSD’s, and cheap public cloud storage, tape is widely relevant. Legacy data is still saved to tape within Fortune 100 companies and government agencies worldwide.

While many of NovaStor’s competitors no longer support tape or never have, NovaStor has supported tape backup since its inception and continues to support this under-served market. Rather than make users choose between storage technologies, NovaStor supports a wide range of devices to help businesses build a tiered backup strategy, tailored to their unique needs, including:

  • Tape libraries and autoloaders
  • Dynamic tape drive sharing
  • Backup-to-Disk, Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape, Virtual Tape Library

If you have large amounts of data to store and want a fast, efficient, affordable storage method, our backup experts are here to help.

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Is Tape Backup Dead? We Put the Rumors to Rest.

People have been proclaiming the death of magnetic tape for decades. There is a recurring tendency in some IT circles to declare backup to tape as obsolete or near death as ‘the cloud’ increasingly makes its way into the data centers of the world, as a backup destination. This whitepapers tackles some of the most popular myths about tape.

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Tape Backup FAQs

Our team of backup experts compiled a list of the top questions asked about tape backup, tape library backup and tape autoloaders.

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“NovaStor DataCenter is a light weight client which is necessary for our environment. It offers bare metal restore for disaster recovery. I am able to easily backup our operating system and I can also duplicate that data to offsite locations. Once offsite, I backup disk to disk then replicate it to tape.”
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Dan Kitchens
IT Director | Hogan & Associates Construction