Virtual tape library News
March 02, 2016
Oracle upgrades its virtual tape library for the cloud. The Virtual Storage Manager system helps connect traditional mainframe storage to the cloud through tiering.
November 05, 2013
New EMC backup SVP discusses trends he sees for data protection over the next few years, including why BYOD isn't an IT priority and tape isn't dead.
October 15, 2013
No longer a VTL-only holdout, Sepaton launches VirtuoSO backup appliance with NAS interface and plans to add Fibre Channel support.
August 06, 2012
EMC launches DLm8000 virtual tape library for mainframe backup, using VMAX for back-end storage and SRDF for synchronous replication.
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NetApp's FC systems are certified interoperable with Solaris; Sepaton, OnStor partner for VTL. Continue Reading
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Over the last several years, many organizations have at least partially transitioned from writing backups to local tape libraries to creating cloud-based backups. One of the primary obstacles that organizations may encounter along the way is that many of the major backup applications are designed to either work with virtual tape libraries or with proprietary, vendor-specific cloud storage. More recently however, some of the major public cloud providers have begun offering cloud-based virtual tape library services. These services help to bridge the gap between backup software and cloud storage, thereby making it much easier to write backups to the cloud while continuing to use existing backup software. This Drill Down examines the practicality of using a cloud-based virtual tape library service, as well as some of the pros and cons of doing so. Continue Reading
Cloud gateways drop into your environment and offer great benefits, but they could go the way of the VTL without innovation from vendors. Continue Reading
Brien Posey discusses whether virtual tape libraries or dedupe arrays are better backup infrastructure fits in this Expert Answer. Continue Reading
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Tape data storage is very much alive as a means of seeding clouds with local data and as the main method for storing and archiving the tsunami of data facing all of us. Continue Reading
The cloud can have major limitations when it comes to long-term retention. Learn why tape and disk should remain part of your data protection plan. Continue Reading
Some integrated backup appliances feature cloud connectivity that allows them to replicate the contents of a locally stored backup to the cloud. Continue Reading
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Brien Posey discusses the variety of organizations using virtual tape libraries today in this Expert Answer. Continue Reading
Eric Slack of Storage Switzerland says that, as a backup target, a VTL might be a better choice than NAS. Continue Reading
Shopping for virtual tape library solutions can be a challenge thanks to the sheer number of choices available. Learn why in this Brien Posey tip. Continue Reading