The data security industry continues to evolve. Disk-to-disk-to-tape (D2D2T) is advocated by many because tape is a secure storage medium and the market continues to look for data security.
Organizations that need to store digital data want peace of mind. Who can give it to them? Hackers are always in the news for accessing what everyone thought was secure online data, but no one has ever hacked a tape in a vault.
Soon I’ll be delivering a presentation at a Nuclear Records Conference on trends in information protection where I’ll point out that tape is still the most secure format. The nuclear industry is required to be failsafe, so they can’t consider the cloud.
The security and access of tape storage over time has delivered impeccable performance, much more so than other forms of information storage.
Energy costs are climbing and the guys with multiple data centers are seeing a huge increase in operating costs. Google says it cost 40% more to store data on discs than an effective D2D2T platform.
The new LTO-5 tape format offers smooth migration and that has been missing. It’s a great advancement for tape.
We recently published an article talking about the heat wave and risks it presented to data centers in potential power outages, equipment shutdowns, CRAC failures and such. We also noted how the offsite storage industry is sailing along in their precisely controlled environments.