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Economic Value Of LTO Tape For Long-Term Data Retention, March 15th, 2017
March 15, 2017,
Volume 229, Issue 3

"ESG was engaged by the Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Program, a consortium of LTO-based technology providers, to develop a detailed economic analysis of the LTO tape specification, which is the basis for many high-capacity, high- performance, and high-integrity tape storage products in production today. The analysis is designed to help IT organizations compare the fully burdened costs of leveraging modern LTO-based solutions for long-term data retention with a 'present mode of operation' (PMO) that represents alternative all-disk storage approaches. This analysis builds upon ESG's evaluation of current-generation LTO products, the forward-looking LTO Ultrium technology roadmap, in-depth interviews with technical stakeholders at The LTO Program's member organizations (HPE, IBM, and Quantum), additional qualitative and quantitative market research conducted by ESG with IT decision makers, and ESG's general familiarity with storage products and trends..."

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