What are the two types of tape format solutions that IBM offers?
Ongoing innovation within IBM tape cartridge, tape library and virtual tape offerings enables these systems to provide powerful and extremely cost-efficient solutions to the data storage challenges of today—and tomorrow.
What is IBM tape library?
IBM® TS4300 Tape Library is a high-density, highly scalable, easy-to-manage solution designed to keep data securely stored long-term, while helping reduce the costs associated with data center space and utilities.
What is IBM TS7700?
IBM® TS7700 is a mainframe virtual tape solution that optimizes data protection and business continuance for IBM Z® data. IBM TS7700’s grid communication facility provides access from any host to all data in the grid, supporting superior business continuance.
What is data center tape storage?
Tape provides the perfect air gap in that tape cartridges are housed in libraries and offline most of time. In addition, media can be easily removed and stored offline, completely disconnected from the network, which prevents the data from being hacked, encrypted or deleted.
How much is a tape library?
Typical entry-level solutions cost around $10,000 USD, while high-end solutions can start at as much as $200,000 USD and cost well in excess of $1 million for a fully expanded and configured library. For large data-storage, they are a cost-effective solution, with cost per gigabyte as low as 2 cents USD.
What interface is used to connect the IBM z to the TS7700?
graphical user interface (GUI)
TS7700 is supported by an intuitive web-based graphical user interface (GUI) with recent additions that improved the responsiveness, based on the interface used in several other IBM storage solutions is provided to configure and monitor TS7700 systems.
How long does tape backup last?
Tapes have a longer lifespan. When kept clean and stored at proper temperatures, a tape cartridge can last up to 30 years, according to a report by Bloomberg Businessweek. Disk just can’t keep up.
What is a mix tape in music?
Also since the 1990s, it describes releases used to promote one or more new artists, or as a pre-release by more established artists to promote upcoming “official” albums. In the hip hop scene, mix tape is often displayed as a single term mixtape.
Can I use a tape drive in a tape library?
Using a tape drive in a tape library without being able to fully benefit from its capacity, simply does not justify the investment. With multistreaming (also known as multi-threading) the backup takes place at the maximum speed of a tape drive as it allows the data to be transferred in multiple parallel streams rather than in one long data stream.
How fast does a tape drive read and write data?
They read or write at more than a hundred MB per second and several hundred GB per hour. If during the backup process only a single stream is writing to the tape drive, the backup cannot even begin to utilize the drives’ full speed potential.
When did Blend tapes become popular?
Blend tapes became increasingly popular by the mid-1990s, and fans increasingly looked for exclusive tracks and freestyles on the tapes. Also since the 1990s, it describes releases used to promote one or more new artists, or as a pre-release by more established artists to promote upcoming “official” albums.