Creating a self-managing, self-healing tape archive

Post by Simon Watkins (thank you)

The data retention challenge

Organizations are archiving ever-expanding volumes of data for extended periods of time to deliver storage optimization and cost efficiencies, address compliance objectives, and meet information re-use requirements.

Tape’s unique blend of cost-effective, scalable, dependable, and removable storage has always delivered proven benefits when it comes to long-term data retention. A recent research paper from ESG reported that 82% of tape-using respondents surveyed anticipate increasing or maintaining their organization’s use of tape technology for long-term data retention. But, how can you verify the quality of your archived tape data over time? And, how can you feel confident that the data stored in an infrequently or never accessed tape archive will be available and retrievable when needed?

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