Tag: media storage

  • Understanding the Strengths and Weaknesses of Tape Backup

    Tape as a backup storage solution has played an important role in data storage industry since the 1970s. However, modern storage technology such as cloud offers a practical alternative to tape for long-term storage. Of the multitude of tape data recovery and tape conversion cases handled each year, the…

  • ASCDI podcast

    ASCDI Podcast: Meet DTC Computer Supplies, a company dedicated to the secondary market New to the AscdiNatd, DTC Computer Supplies is a family owned company specializing in buying and selling IT equipment that offers a deep bench of experience in the industry, and especially in data storage products. In this…

  • Data Storage Security

    As Breaches continue, DATA STORAGE and Fear of Adequate SECURITY are merging in the eyes of IT managers. Over the years data storage security has become a concept centered around protecting data while warranting its availability to authorized personnel.  Usually, data storage and data security are treated as…

  • Data Protection and Information Security – Together at Last.

    Data Protection and Information Security – Together at Last.

    Any IT professional that spent time around a corporate data center for several years has more than likely adapted to the separation of data protection and data security fields. The division in specialties has long historical roots, but does it really make sense anymore? Data protection is…

  • Data Storage Faceoff: Tape vs Disk vs Cloud

    Data Storage Faceoff: Tape vs Disk vs Cloud

    Data Storage Faceoff: Tape vs Disk vs Cloud In September 2010, Virgin Blue airline’s check-in and online booking systems went down for a period of 11 days, affecting around 50,000 passengers and 400 flights. Ultimately the downtime ended up costing the company over $20 million. So, what is the true…

  • Data Storage Depot: The Cost of Storage Media

    Data Storage Depot: The Cost of Storage Media

    I know what you’re probably thinking, who still uses tape as storage media backup? Isn’t everything in the cloud these days? In fact, recent research by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) shows that almost half (49%) of surveyed organizations said they currently rely on data tape as part of their main…