ExaGrid Systems White Paper: Toss the Tape! 7 Key Steps for Overcoming the Limitations of Tape Backup



Although tape for backup has seemed fairly inexpensive and most organizations still use tape to backup data nightly, IT professionals know well that managing tape backup is hardly a straightforward job. With data growth putting increased pressure on tape—and projections of 60% annual increases in data through 2011— the processes of backing up to tape, restoring files from it, and managing and administering tape have become time-consuming, costly, unreliable and complex.

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