While disk storage has stolen away a good measure of the backup/recovery market that was once dominated by tape, a significant role for that older technology has emerged in the form of Tier 3 applications such as fixed content, compliance and archive. "Tape isn't going away as its role is in transition, expanding from a pure backup solution to that of a premier long-term storage technology and archive," writes Horison Inc. President Fred Moore in Tape: The Digital Curator of the Information Age. Moore suggests that the big question for tape is when vendors will begin to capitalize on the new prospects for tape in the current innovation-drive market. Moore sees this as a golden opportunity for tape vendors in his discussion of tape technology at this exciting time.
Is Replacing Tape Storage Truly Cost Saving?
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