StarWind Virtual Tape Library

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Published: March 7, 2018

INTRODUCTION

Organizations have always kept backup of their key application data on high priority. Tapes have been one of the best ways to store backups, but never ending rumors of tape extinction say otherwise. Despite tapes offering cheap capacity and acceptable storage reliability, companies have started to look for better alternatives for data security. Such tendency owes to costly tape backup processes that go hand-in-hand with additional management expenses, limited scaling options, and restrictive backup locations.

PROBLEM

Exponential data growth, expensive backup processes along with stringent regulatory data retention requirements make it extremely challenging for companies to use tape as a backup option.  To top it off, it also requires manual intervention, not to mention concerns about data accessibility and validity.

StarWind Virtual Tape Library

SOLUTION

StarWind VTL can help you escape the pain of managing backups through physical tapes. By using on-premises Virtual Tape Libraries with a cloud and object storage tier, companies can now meet their regulatory data archival and retention requirements.  StarWind VTL also offers protection against ransomware thanks to tape’s isolated nature. Replicate and tier key backups to AWS, Azure, Backblaze, or any other preferred public cloud in order to maximize cost efficiency and security. Companies harness the power of StarWind VTL with the following benefits:

1. The on-premises object storage and public cloud object storage truly help organizations scale up and scale out their storage capacity without the need to purchase or invest in extra hardware. They also offer a fantastic $/GB rate for long-term data archival. Furthermore, increased VTL instances help achieve superior performance by shrinking the backup window and running backup operations in parallel. Gain full control over your storage costs and security by backing up key data to public clouds i.e. AWS, Azure, Backblaze etc.

2. Make the most of Object Storage Support by interconnecting isolated storage silos. Integrate industry standard object storage arrays to extend the local storage pool and to ensure flexible, scalable and reliable local storage. Get rid of manual interventions and automate your organization’s data flow between primary backup storage, on-premises storage, and public cloud storage.

3. StarWind VTL’s deduplication and compression technologies help increase usable storage capacity and performance by allowing more data to fit onto the primary backup storage. Off-site replication and recovery speed up with reduced amount of transferred data.StarWind Virtual Tape Library

CONCLUSION

StarWind VTL lets you take complete control over your key data and backups by seamlessly integrating into an existing infrastructure, making backup and recovery much easier.  Without the use of physical tapes, the whole process gets automated and doesn’t require manual intervention. Not only does StarWind VTL help ensure data backup and recovery, but also economizes the backup process with the help of on-premises and public cloud object storage.