- New enterprise tape drive
- Tape Roadmaps – LTO roadmap extended to Generation 12
- Tape TCO calculators
- Active Archives – addressing complexity with an intelligent data management layer
- Growing tape capacities and data rates
- RAIT improvements to throughput; Fault tolerance
- RAO and TAOS – improving tape file access times
- Key applications and demand drivers
- Tape use cases and compelling value proposition
According to the Information Storage Industry Consortium, the total data rate for tape is improving by 22.5% MB/sec per year. One concept that is driving this capacity increase in the tape industry is RAIT (Redundant Arrays of Independent Tape). RAIT is ideal for large files that need massive amounts of throughput such as in a disaster recovery scenario where you need the ability to move your whole data center electronically to another location.
In this video, Fred Moore of Horison Information Strategies explains how RAIT works.
With the arrival of Active Archive, much higher data rates, LTFS, RAIT, and RAO capabilities now in place, the tape industry is making significant strides in delivering much faster initial access times and throughput levels. Read more about how tape is accelerating performance here.