Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

LTO5 Tape Media Format Outperforms SATA Disk Storage System

By Rob Miller Subscribe to RSS | June 13th 2012 | Views:
loading
 
  



Explosive data growth, internet-driven marketplace, constrained budgets and the need for fast response time have put pressure on all types of business enterprises. In addition, the need for long term data retention imposed by the government legislations has forced organizations to install backup storage systems. Businesses create data backups for their own survival as well. Companies can’t ensure superior data integrity because viruses, operating errors and software bugs can tamper the sensitive data.

A new durable backup solution for midrange and large businesses has hit the marketplace that provides unmatched storage efficiency, fast data transfer rate, innovative data security technologies and superior compactness. This new solution is LTO5. It represents the LTO (Linear Tape Open) format’s fifth generation. LTO is the most widely used tape-based system, as it offers multivendor interoperability, solid platform for scalability and low cost per GB. LTO 5 products are being manufactured by the technical giants in tape industry including IBM, Dell, Maxell, Tandberg, HP, Imation, Sony and Fuji.

The competitor of tape-based technology is disk storage format. In this article, we will compare the LTO ultrium5 with SATA disk format. First we look at the cost in terms of long term archiving. The SATA disk format is almost 15 times more expensive. LTO 5 tape format provides you greater flexibility, whereas the automated tape library delivers the best performance, faster access and sharply reduced error rate. Therefore, the data administrators can easily manage enormous data reaching up to multiple peta-bytes, whereas the disk based system can accommodate up to 100 TB data.

That is why LTO5 system has been quickly adopted by the data-rich enterprises, large businesses and medium sized organizations. The most compelling benefit of LTO5 ultrium system is that it provides trouble-free and cost efficient scalability to LTO3 & LTO4 customers. Now the customers can carry on the usage of their prior LTO tapes. All brands of LTO5 drives offer read compatibility with their prior two generations. Moreover, LTO5 system also facilitates the users to backup data on LTO ultrium 4 tapes. So, you won’t have to add more tapes to your dataset that will make this up-gradation highly cost efficient.

Data backed up onto the tape also needs security against malicious access and other common threats like accidental over-writings. Robust security is not offered by SATA disk media system, whereas the LTO 5 technology offers two high performance technologies, encryption & W.O.R.M (write once, read many).

The encryption code is based on 256 bit AES algorithm, thus securing the sensitive corporate data with the industry-proven technology. The other WORM security feature prevents operators from erasing or altering the stored files. This puts a stop to malicious and unintentional data corruption.

Backward compatibility and media interoperability of LTO 5 drives connects its users to other LTO ultrium systems. So the organizations can rely on a single firmly-established tape format, and prevent obsolesce of previous backup devices. In addition, fast growing companies can free themselves from headaches of costly migration to other backup technologies.

Rob Miller - About Author:
Frank Miller is the Marketing Manager of Backuptape and markets Backuptapes.net and designedS. He has vast experience in the marketing and trading industries and has been helping buyers who have the backup needs and guide clients about the technology.

Frank Miller
3984 Washington Blvd #503 Fremont CA 94538
Tel: 888-686-8273
Fax: 888-449-5050
Email: sales@backuptapes.net

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:
http://www.articleside.com/hardware-articles/lto5-tape-media-format-outperforms-sata-disk-storage-system.htm

Related Hardware Articles Subscribe to RSS

Cost-Effectively Migrate from HP LTO4 to the LTO ultrium 5 Tape System
Published by Rob Miller on April 6th 2012 | Hardware
Data security demands of complex server environments, advanced database applications, financial orga...
 
HP LTO ultrium 4 System is a Smart Investment for the Backup Storage Demands of Midrange Segment
Published by Rob Miller on April 20th 2012 | Hardware
HP’s ultrium 1840 drive family, built on the stringent LTO4 specifications, offers greater compati...
 
Improve the Backup Performance with LTO ultrium 5 Tape Format
Published by Rob Miller on January 24th 2012 | Hardware
LTO5 ultrium tape format delivers a perfect combination of cost-effectiveness and performance to lar...
 
Mini Laptops – Help yourself in Finding the Right
Published by Staleypeter on August 25th 2012 | Hardware
In the current world of tablet PCs, mini laptops are liked by most of the people because of the spac...
 
Cheap Computer Parts need to be fully functional
Published by James Blee on August 24th 2012 | Hardware
Many people worry that cheap computer parts will not function as well as more expensive ones but, if...
 
Things to Consider While Purchasing Brother Toner Cartridges Online
Published by Abby Solander on August 24th 2012 | Hardware
Brother toner cartridges are known for the impressive print quality they produce and the dependabili...
 
Things to Consider While Purchasing Brother Toner Cartridges Online
Published by Abby Solander on August 24th 2012 | Hardware
Brother toner cartridges are known for the impressive print quality they produce and the dependabili...
 
Add Some Colors to Your Creations Using Food Markers
Published by Richard Donna on August 23rd 2012 | Hardware
Anyone can even turn their hobby into a profession as they gain expertise and master the art of cake...
 
The Benefits of using Epson Ink Cartridges
Published by Richard Donna on August 23rd 2012 | Hardware
Epson ink cartridges scores over most other printer ink brands. There are various reasons why you sh...