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Ten Interesting Facts About Tape Backup

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    Backup Strategy

    According to Gartner, disk-to-disk-to-tape should remain the predominant strategy for enterprises through 2015, despite newer disk-based solutions gaining favor.

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Ten Interesting Facts About Tape Backup

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    Backup Strategy

    According to Gartner, disk-to-disk-to-tape should remain the predominant strategy for enterprises through 2015, despite newer disk-based solutions gaining favor.

Tape technology celebrated its 63rd birthday on Thursday, May 21, and unlike some of us, it’s managed to only get better with age. Did you know that in 1952, when tape was first created, it weighed 935 pounds and held 2.3 MB of data? Today, it weighs closer to 12 pounds. Now that’s a digital diet!

To celebrate tape’s birthday and better understand how tape has remained a viable and vital means of protecting data, Iron Mountain has compiled 10 interesting facts about tape backup you may not have known.