Posts Tagged Data Protection

Why Tape is Poised for a George Foreman-Like Comeback

Tape is Dead, Not!

The combination of tape and flash will yield much better performance and substantially lower cost than spinning disk. This statement will prove true for long-term data retention use cases storing large data objects. The implications of this forecast are: 1) Tape is relevant in this age of Big Data; 2) Certain tape markets may actually show growth again; 3) Spinning disk is getting squeezed from the top by flash and from below by a disk/tape mashup we call “flape.”

Spinning Disk: Slow and Getting Slower


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Pushing Forward on Backup as a Service

Storage-as-a-Service is something we’ve been covering for years at Wikibon. In a piece we wrote way back in 2006, we said:

“The storage needs of business and application owners are simple: Give me storage when I need it. Provide services appropriate for my application in the most cost-effective manner. Charge me for what I use, don’t charge me for unnecessary waste.

Service-oriented storage has the potential to meet business needs by inherently offering the ability to:

  1. Provision storage capacity and function that meets application requirements based on performance, scalability, availability, cost and security needs of the business.

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20 Key Research Notes from the Wikibon Community

The Wikibon community prides itself on its research. Our community’s primary goal has been in helping technology professionals solve business problems through a sharing of IT advisory knowledge. We do this through regular Peer Incites, case studies, and community research.


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