to the increasing amount of data over the last couple of years, the
disadvantages of tape backup are exceeding the only advantage of tape
backup: it is cheap. The biggest disadvantage is being caused by
substantial data growth and leads to backup window problems. Simply put:
more and more data will lead to too much data within the available
backup time. For this reason, companies choose to exclude data out of
the daily backup session or to enlarge the available backup time. But
this will only lead to a higher risk of loosing data. This phenomenon is
occuring more and more within the business environment.
was the reason for us to investigate this trend in the Enterprise
market. Our IASO survey about backup solutions within large companies
shows that 75% of the participants would like their backup window as
short as possible. Moreover, 45% says to include over 10TB of data in
the backup. As it is very likely that data growth will continue rapidly,
it is to be expected that sooner or later tape backup will lead to
large problems. Because tape backup is still the most popular backup
solution in the Enterprise market as 65% still uses it, though sometimes
combined with additional products.
problem of tape lies in the fact that tape deteriorates in time. This
will lead to problems when restoring data, like during a disaster
recovery. The tape cannot be read anymore and restoring specific data
takes too much time or will cause data loss.
It is good to know that these problems can be prevented quite easily. IASO offers a total and reliable solution, with almost unlimited possibilities. That is why we can say with certainty that IASO software is completely future proof! No data loss, always short backup windows and always a complete restore of all data in no time!