December 28, 2010 – The emergence of faster and denser LTO-5 tape could spark an increase in that exact debate, even with the general consensus being that LTO-5 won’t stop the ongoing trend toward disk backup and data deduplication technology.

We found this news on in their article, “LTO-5 tape can’t stop backup hardware trend toward disk.” More scalable disk-based hardware product updates continue to hit the market, typically with improved integration of backup software and support for Symantec Corp.’s OpenStorage Technology (OST) API. Reliance on the virtual tape library (VTL) interface continues.

Melody K. Smith

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