Tape Storage Amid Data Explosion

Sep 6, 2023 | Backup and Archive, NEO Series

Discover the enduring allure of magnetic tape storage in the digital age!

While nostalgia fuels a revival of audio cassettes, hyperscale data centers are embracing this reliable technology for its cost-effectiveness and security benefits. In an era of explosive data growth, tape storage offers unmatched cost efficiency, with a current capacity of 18 TB per tape cartridge and projections of reaching 500 TB and beyond. Its air-gapping capabilities safeguard data from malware attacks, making it a strategic choice for backup and archiving. Furthermore, tape’s longevity, low energy consumption, and scalability make it an essential asset for businesses of all sizes, ensuring data remains accessible, secure, and sustainable.


“It’s also small and mid-sized customers who definitely know about the advantages of tape, and they are all facing the same problem at the moment: data explosion.”

Overland-Tandberg’s Natalie Kremer, emphasizes the value of tape in addressing the challenge of data explosion in an exclusive interview with EE Times | Electronic Engineering Times in this article: Tape Storage Is Here to Stay

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