Thursday, May 25, 2006

Virtual Tape Article

I have followed backup strategies for a while, and as an administrator I have had my share of frustrations with tapes. While disk-to-disk backup technologies are promising I really like the VTL (Virtual Tape Library) after reading a Network World article. This article in their New Data Center series follows a story of CitiStreet using a Sepaton 35TB VTL. It is a very interesting article that shows the advantages CitiStreet found in switching to this equipment. For larger organizations with established scripts and procedures, VTL emulates tapes, so you are not completely switching backup architectures. I've enjoyed the Network World series, and highly recommend reading this article.

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