Typically, 80% or more of data is either never or infrequently accessed after 90 days. Tape is the optimal media for storage of this cold data, which has lower performance requirements than active data does. Relying on IBM tape drives and libraries instead of disk storage for long-term data retention makes it possible to dramatically reduce the cost of storing growing amounts of data.
IBM offers a full range of tape libraries and autoloaders featuring high performance and capacity for entry-level, midrange and enterprise system environments.
This single-drive, low-profile automated tape solution is designed for small-to-midsized tape environments. It leverages the technology of half-height Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium tape drives to help create a high-capacity tape storage solution suited for handling backup and archival data storage for Windows, Linux and other open system environments.
This is a high-density, highly scalable, easy-to-manage solution designed to keep data securely stored long-term while helping to reduce the costs associated with data center space and utilities. Its modular design enables you to increase cartridge and drive capacity as needed.
This Solution brief positions IBM LTO 9 tape storage as the right solution for today’s back up and archiving workloads in the hybrid cloud world.
Discover a simple, inexpensive technology that is virtually impervious to cyberattacks and is already in your data center – tape storage.
This Redbook publication gives you a close-up view of the new IBM TS4500 tape library.
A general introduction to the latest IBM tape and tape library technologies.