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LTFS for Data Archiving – Strongbox has made Data storage easy

By Cross Roads Subscribe to RSS | March 1st 2012 | Views:
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Every company need to archive their data for various reasons including legal stipulations, industry regulations, and internal business requirements. And these data archives must remain usable for years to come. Thus, there are certain factors companies need to consider while selecting data archive components. The most important task is to decide on a data storage medium that best suits their business requirements. Some of the common data storage medium includes disk, tape, virtualization or a combination. Depending on the company's budget and data storing requirements, one needs to select their data archive. Tape, which is inexpensive and lasts long, can be an ideal option for companies with a limited budget. However, accessing the stored data will not be easy. Disk, on the other hand, is more expensive alternative and has the capability of rapid data return. But disk does not come with the scalable properties of tape. Another factor that you need to consider is the data usability. You need to store the information for several years and with the rapid technological changes it is utmost important to adopt appropriate devices and systems.

Considering all these factors, the new technology called Linear Tape File System or LTFS is becoming the ultimate choice for data archiving. Launched by IBM, the new LTFS technology is self-describing in nature. As you insert a cartridge inside the tape drive, this tape file system mounds the tape media and you can read the stored data through the operating system. LTFS-formatted tapes are similar to the normal file systems. You can easily mount LTFS as they are user friendly and comes with drag and drop facilities.

There are several benefits of Linear Tape File System, e.g. it allows active archive, where data storage is effortless. Better yet, you can access the stored data easily and seamlessly. Other benefits of LTFS include:

• Cost reduction

• Use a universal standard media

• LTFS can be used as a USB drive.

• You can load the LTFS tape with the help of a LTO-5 drive prior to mounting the tape into your file system.

• LTFS can be easily used across multiple operating systems and mediums.

• LTFS is an open standard platform

By combining tape and disk hardware with open system applications, active archive offers users ease of access. Users can easily store and manage all their data. You can also access their old and new production data, thanks to the technology used in active archive. The data can be retrieved online and thus, active archive negates the frequency of access. It is a collaborative product offered by both hardware and software vendors. Considering the present day data storage requirements, active archive has become an important component of corporate storage facilities, especially for companies that manage high volumes of data and digital assets. As a result, many companies are using active archive as their ultimate storage strategy.

Manufacturers offering data archiving are also including LTFS in their solutions to create active archives in their storage environment. LTFS supports both medium and long-term data archiving.

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Crossroads StrongBox is designed to address the need for a low cost and highly reliable active archive, presenting itself as traditional network-attached storage - NAS while leveraging the new Linear Tape File System

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