Long Term Data Storage, Data Archiving, Legacy Tape Archiving, Electronic Archiving... Data is growing at unprecedented rates and on-line storage is not cost effective for inactive, dormant information. Experts in data storage agree that the lowest cost, 'greenest' approach to storing vast amounts of legacy, historical, archival, and legally required data is via tape. Yes - via tape!
LTFS Tape Technology Opens New Doors to High Capacity Storage at Extremely Low Cost
One of the exciting features available with LTO tape drives is called the Linear Tape File System (LTFS), which allows you to use the tape almost as if it were a hard disk. You can drag and drop files from your server to the tape, see the list of saved files using a standard operating system directory (no backup software catalog needed), and use point and click to restore. To implement this feature, you simply need to download and install the LTFS software on your host machine.
LTFS is an open standard, interchangeable with other LTO brands, and is also cross-platform, so you can use the tape as you would a USB flash drive. Simply load an LTFS-formatted tape into your drive, mount it into the file system, and it becomes visible as if it were a disk. Currently, the LTFS software supports Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.
Need to Offload a LOT of Data?
We’ll deliver a portable LTFS tape appliance to your location and advise your techs on how to offload old & unused data to be permanently archived onto LTO Tapes... This allows you to free your servers from large, dormant or unused data files. Should you need to restore a file at a later date, we can simply plug the tape into one of our tape servers, connect you and you now have secure access to your records, files & data... When finished, we’ll remove the tape, and your data is safe & secure, off-line. Perfect application for:
- Dormant Data
- Legal Retention Requirements
- Big Data Analytics