The Role of Disk in Effective Data Protection Strategies
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Overview: Disk storage is assuming a greater role in data protection schemes due to its continuously decreasing cost. The plunging cost of disk storage during the last decade is motivating many IT organizations to consider the contribution potential of disk storage to their data protection strategies. With the advantage of very fast backup and recovery times, employing disk storage as a backup medium appears lucrative. This paper presents practical guidance on the role of disk storage within data protection, including total cost of ownership comparisons between disk and tape media.