Virtual Tape and Physical Tape: Power in Combination
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Overview: The growth of data in todays enterprise datacenters remains unabated. Driven by email, messaging, fixed content, database and compliance considerations, data growth continues to put immense pressure on backup windows and disaster recovery plans. Over the past few years, the approach IT organizations have taken to backup, restore, and disaster recovery technologies has evolved significantly. This paper from Sun Microsystems describes the need for virtualization, and the current landscape of tape virtualization solutions, as well as why using both virtual and physical tape solutions are ideal for most open systems environments.