10x faster back-ups: Virtual Tape Libraries

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Max Kolomyeytsev, Product Manager, StarWind Software Inc.

Duration: 26:45

Published: March 13, 2015

Key points of the webinar:

  • Introduction to Tape backups: transition from physical tape to virtual
  • Fitting a backup in a 24/7 production environment
  • The benefits of Tape virtualizing
  • Principle of Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape strategy

Tapes will never die. They are ideal for long-term vaulting and are an absolute winner in the capacity/price competition versus any disk storage.

But even being long lasting and cost-effective, tapes are considerably slower compared to even commodity hard disks. As amounts of data used by companies are constantly growing, tape backup speed becomes a major vulnerability in modern BC and DR strategies. As soon as a backup job exceeds its backup window, it starts consuming application performance during business hours. The problem is solved by rebuilding and extending the tape backup infrastructure, but it’s extremely cost-consuming. Or you can implement Virtual Tape Library to complement physical tape storage.

Watch the webinar to learn how to:

  • Shrink backup window by implementing Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape strategy using fast and cost-effective SATA as a primary backup storage
  • Keep up with regulatory requirements without disrupting IT infrastructure work
  • Replace physical tape with VTL completely