To put it simply, data protection is complicated. Simplifying it involves assessing solutions for their near-term and long-term value. This paper examines the less obvious- but not less important - issues in simplifying backup.
Most data storage devices can be broadly characterized as either fixed media or removable media. This paper briefly examines and compares magnetic tape, magneto-optical disk, and removable magnetic disks, and identifies their positioning, future trends, and market applications.
Most companies continue to turn their backs on backup encryption because they think it will lead to new costs, performance problems, and recovery headaches. Read why ESG believes things are about to change to radically upset the backup encryption status quo and why Spectra Logic's recent entry into backup encryption is worth noting.
Disk in the form of - that is, disk presented as tape - can be added without requiring huge changes to existing backup strategies. This is more straightforward than adding disk into an existing environment, because adding disk without the VTL interface requires complex and unavoidable changes to existing strategies.