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Tips to Choosing the Right Tape Library for Use with Big Data and Cloud Initiatives (Webcast)

By October 15, 2012 Big Data, DCIG, Tape Systems

The factors that influenced which tape library to use in your environment used to be much simpler in nature when tape was used primarily as a backup target. But as disk has evolved to assume that role, tape libraries have evolved to provide new features so they may assume a much more strategic position within organizations to support their Big Data and Cloud initiatives. In this webcast, I take a look at how to choose the right tape library for your environment in light of these new forces that are impacting the use of tape libraries within organizations.

In this webcast, I discuss the following:

  • Challenges that every organization faces when making a tape library buying decision. Buying a tape library today is much different proposition than it was five or ten years. There are over 60 products from which to chose, there are substantial differences and similarities between these products and many have doubts about tape’s viability going forward.
  • Why tape’s operational costs are becoming a larger factor in the choice of this media for hosting Big Data and data stored in the cloud.
  • The role of tape libraries in meeting the specific requirements of Big Data and the Cloud.
  • How these factors influenced which tape libraries were included in the recent DCIG 2012 Big Data Tape Library Buyer’s Guide.
  • How tape libraries were scored and ranked in the Buyer’s Guide
  • Recommendations on how to best use the DCIG 2012 Big Data Tape Library Buyer’s Guide

You may register to download an entire copy of the DCIG 2012 Big Data Tape Library Buyer’s Guide at this link.

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Jerome M. Wendt

About Jerome M. Wendt

President & Founder of DCIG, LLC Jerome Wendt is the President and Founder of DCIG, LLC., an independent storage analyst and consulting firm. Mr. Wendt founded the company in November 2007.

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