Tape has been used for decades to preserve and protect data, and today more than ever tape is the best choice for long-term storage. Not only that, but tape has emerged as a key part of cloud and hyperscale infrastructures. The biggest data centers on the planet are using tape, and using it extensively.
Our customers are dealing with a challenge of storing petabytes, and exabytes of unstructured data – video, hi-res images, IoT data, research data, really valuable stuff – and they need to keep it for decades.
Quantum’s LTO tape drives deliver fast, reliable data protection at an affordable price. They offer backup speeds up to 2.7 TB per hour and can store up to 30 TB of data on a single cartridge. Quantum's LTO cartridges provide easily transportable backup storage for DR protection, and their AES 256-bit encryption makes sure that no one else can read your data. Their WORM-cartridge option provides an even higher level of security.
If you’re looking for the simplest, easiest, and most affordable data protection of all, Quantum LTO drives come with LTFS. That’s the system that lets you drag and drop any files from your disk environment directly to LTO media—and read it back again—without having to buy or install any backup software.
Figure 1: A sample representation of a scalar tape drive ( Quantum LTO3 FH LVD Tape Drive); products we stock at Tekmart Africa.