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LTO Benefits Part 4 - Security

LTO Benefits Part 4 - Security   LTO.org states that data stored online is susceptible to compromise and vulnerable to corruption threats. It can be accidental, such as a natural disaster destroying a data center, a system error corrupting a file, someone errantly erasing a folder or a RAID backing up corrupted data.     Security   "Tape provides offline protection, isolating the data from software bugs that can occur during continuous...

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LTO Benefits Part 3 - Performance

LTO Benefits Part 3 - Performance   LTO.org states that  tape is faster than Disk. In a  Read/Write comparison, an LTO-7 TAPE processed 300 MB/sec Native while a 7,200 RPM Hard Drive processed 130 MB/sec.     Performance   "The latest generation of LTO drives can maintain a compressed data transfer rate of up to 300 MB/second native and 750 MB/second compressed, which means that it can handle some of the most demanding applications."...

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LTO Benefits Part 2 - Cost

LTO Benefits Part 2 - Cost   LTO.org states that while cost per gigabyte for both tape and disk continue to shrink, tape maintains its advantage over disk when the overall total cost of ownership – energy, floor space and equipment – is taken into account.   COST   "LTO technology is the lowest cost for storage in the foreseeable future in the data storage market. Initial cost isn’t the only benefit...

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LTO Benefits Part 1 - Capacity

LTO Benefits Part 1 - Capacity   LTO.org’s latest generation of LTO technology provides up to 15 Terabytes* of compressed storage per cassette, It also holds 6 Terabytes of non-compressed data, meaning that you can store up to 800HD movies per cartridge.   CAPACITY   LTO.org’s latest generation of LTO technology provides up to 15 Terabytes* of compressed storage per cassette, It also holds 6 Terabytes of non-compressed data, meaning that...

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What is Tape Vaulting?

What is Tape Vaulting?   Tape Vaulting is process of moving your critical data offsite and into the care of our highly Secure FIRELOCK Vault. Data is usually transported off-site using removable storage media such as back-up tape & hard drives. Tape Vaulting protects your records for as long as your organization and legal requirements dictate.   Why Tape Vaulting?   Storage of backup media on tape is the most cost effective, accurate and fastest method to restore your data center in...

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Media Protection in a Fire

Media Protection in a Fire   In order to meet the U.L. 72 Class 125 standard, Seery Systems' vault is able to maintain temperatures below the critical threshold ON THE SURFACE of the vault interior, ( 125 degrees).   The Class 125 rating is recognized as the most stringent fire protection standard for data backup media in the world. . If you store your media in a gypsum board room,...

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Best Practices Tips for Off-Site Tape Storage

Best Practices Tips for Off-Site Tape Storage   In today’s business environment, companies can no longer just back up their data. They must also keep an additional copy in a safe, fireproof facility. A very popular way companies back up their data off-site is through tape and tape vaulting. Tape Backup continues to be a valuable and reliable solution for storing safe copies of data off-site. Here are Seery...

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Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery   Business Continuity and Tape Backup   "Disaster recovery is the area of security planning that deals with protecting an organization from the effects of significant negative events."   The development of Disaster Recovery planning started in the late 1970’s with the rise of digital technology. As businesses moved from paper records to digital storage, a need arose to store the digital information safely in case of a disaster.   In...

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Tape Vaulting, a Secure Process   You’ve worked hard ensuring all your critical data is backed up properly. As data retention requirements expand for your industry or government agency, you have to consider the second part of tape backup; off-site tape storage.   Off-site tape storage is recommended for Disaster Recovery to reduce your risk of having both copies of your data at the same location. A lot of businesses...

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Seery Systems LTO Tape

LTO TAPE   Long Term Data Protection   Our digital universe is expanding. In 2012, IBM calculated that about 2.5 Exabytes, (2.5 billion gigabytes), of data were generated daily . Fast forward only 8 years to 2020 and experts are predicting that our digital universe will expand to 44 Zettabytes; about 44 Trillion Gigabytes.   Businesses are challenged with data storage and backup   As data rapidly increases, businesses are challenged with managing...

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