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A Solution for Your Massive Data Storage Challenges

FUJIFILM tape technology helps large organizations strategically manage data efficiently while attending to important concerns like security, carbon footprints and budget. The high capacity and low cost of tape position it as the premium storage option for solving massive data storage challenges.

Find out how much money your company is losing by not storing cold data on tape. Use the calculator tool below to estimate the difference.

See How Much You Are Losing By Not Storing Cold Data On Tape

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Modern tape lets you keep data on premises or off, integrate cost-efficiency options alongside cloud data solutions, create redundancies critical to disaster recovery, and control assets to support compliance with the unique regulatory requirements of your industry. All of these benefits come at a price point much lower than those tied to technology alternatives. And you can use storage optimization and classifications to tier data, ensuring you get the right storage solution for each type of data in your organization.

How Does Tape Storage Work?

Magnetic tapes are palm-sized cartridges that can read and write data to tape. One tape can hold a large amount of data. FUJIFILM's LTO Ultrium 9 cartridge, for example, can hold 45 TB of compressed data or 18 TB of uncompressed data. To understand how much data that really is, consider this: 45 TB is equivalent to the data housed on 720 iPhones with a 64 GB capacity.

Tape can be used by organizations of all sizes for archival data storage. But large scale data centers, cloud providers and large corporations can rely on it for data management at scale — archiving and protecting extreme amounts of data that might be required for future endeavors or tasks.

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Typically, organizations use tape to archive cold data. This is data that doesn't need to be accessed, edited or overwritten in the normal course of business and must simply be saved for the future. The set-it-and-forget-it nature of tape lets organizations amass enormous banks of data as needed while expending minimal resources.

Tape Scores Points in 4 Data Management Impact Areas

Cost

You could be wasting money every day if you store cold data on a hard disk or in the cloud. HDD storage solutions are great for holding information you need to access on a regular basis. But once the data goes cold, why keep it on a spinning disk 24/7? Cold data sitting in the cloud means you'll pay for storage and accessibility at a much higher price than on-premises tape systems.

Find out how much you can save by leveraging tape for cold data. Use the calculator tool to estimate savings.

See How Much You Are Losing By Not Storing Cold Data On Tape

Security

Ransomware attacks are on the rise. According to Statista, 2021 saw 68.5% of businesses victimized by ransomware attacks — an uptick of 6.1% compared to 2020. Tape storage allows for an air gap between archived data and your network, which means cybercriminals can't access that data, much less hold it hostage.

Stop Ransomware. Secure Your Data with a Tape Air Gap.

Data Management at Scale

Your data is growing at an exponential rate. You can choose to scale up your expensive on-premises or cloud solution. Or you can turn to tape, offloading cold data into safe, accessible storage to free up your other resources and make active data more manageable for systems and teams.

Whitepaper: Strategic Solutions for Data Storage at Scale

Learn how leveraging hybrid storage solutions can help solve massive data storage challenges.

Learn more about Hybrid Storage Solutions

Sustainability

Traditional drive-based, on-premises solutions take resources — a lot of them. Every day you hold archival data in these formats, you're needlessly increasing your carbon footprint — an important consideration for large corporations and other organizations that may need to keep ESG factors and compliance in mind. Moving sensitive cold data to tape storage helps increase sustainability and reduce carbon footprint.

Whitepaper: Improving Information Technology Sustainability with Modern Tape Storage

Discover tape’s role in trimming the environmental impact of data storage in this whitepaper from Brad Johns Consulting

Learn More about Sustainable Tape Storage

We recently hosted a virtual roundtable discussion entitled, “Is Tape Really Eco-Friendly?” with two end-users, Jason Adrian from Microsoft Azure and Vladimir Bahyl from CERN. TCO and energy consumption expert Brad Johns and Shawn Brume from IBM joined the discussion to share their observations and perspectives.

Is Tape Really Eco Friendly? - A Virtual Roundtable Event Presented by Fujifilm

Tape: A New Game With New Rules

While tape is tried-and-true technology, FUJIFILM and its partners have worked over the years to create an ever-evolving solution to meet growing archival data needs. It's a new game with new rules today.

Check out why Microsoft chose tape.

Why Microsoft Chose Tape

Modern tape solutions easily dispel common concerns with this format:

  • Areal density enables storage capacity growth. You can store exponentially more data in the same physical space when using tape over traditional technology.
  • Tape is the most reliable form of storage, with incredibly low risks for data loss or corruption.
  • LFTS enables faster data access, so when you do need your cold data, you can get to it quickly.
  • A tape air gap improves the security of your storage over cloud and other traditional technology storage options.
  • Tape consumes less energy, reducing costs and improving an organization's environmental standing.
  • Tape wins out over disk functionality when it comes to data storage, as seen in the table below.

SOURCE: STRATEGIC SOLUTIONS FOR DATA STORAGE AT SCALE

Why You Should Choose Tape Media

Tape media has been proven to be a highly secure, cost-effective, and sustainable data storage solution. In order to learn more, download the whitepaper below entitled Tape. New Game. New Rules.

Whitepaper: Tape. New Game. New Rules.

Modern tape technology advancements are accelerating along with the digital transformation as we have now entered the era of zettabyte scale storage demand on an annual basis.

Learn Why you Should Choose Tape Media

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Frequently Asked Questions About Tape Data Archiving

Yes. In fact, tape is more sustainable and eco-friendly than other traditional storage methods for large-scale or cold archival data. Case studies have demonstrated a potential reduction of carbon emissions related to data storage of close to 90% for organizations that effectively implement tape data management.
Yes. FUJIFILM Recording Media is actually the largest manufacturer of data tape in the world.
FUJIFILM is driven by excellence in research and development. Our Technology Roadmap helps us predict the data storage needs of the future so we can scale up to meet the ever growing demand for smart archival data solutions.

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