We have heard it before, tape is dead and that the next generation of disk drives will eliminate the need for tape. The explosion of data re-assures all of us that we must rely on tape. The good news, tape technology has improved significantly, the tape drive of yester year is not at all like the tape drive today.
Tape is expected to continue to have a role in archival storage and back-up for many years. This opinion is held by many industry analysts and supported through continued investments by major manufacturers.
Information Technology managers understand that tape is a cost effective method for archive and off-site backup requirements, both in terms of price per gigabyte of storage and power consumption. Tape is an important part of their overall storage strategy, working in cooperation with hard disk systems. But IT managers can find it difficult to get quality service for their installed tape devices as computer suppliers and systems integrators move too quickly towards hard disk storage.
We at Sunstar provide direct support for some of the largest manufacturers of the technology and take pride in our expertise.
- LTO, LTO2, LTO3, LTO4. LTO5 and LTO6 (Full height & ½ height drives, standalone or for library, all manufacturers)
- StorageTek T10000, T9940 and T9840
- IBM Enterprise Drives, 3592, T1120, T1130 and T1140
- IBM 3590
- 3480, 3490 and 3490E
- DLT and SDLT
- Sony AIT and SAIT
- 9 Track, 18 track and 36 Track
- 4mm and 8MM
- StorageTek (all)
- Tandberg Data
Contact us (800) 663-5523 or online to make the appropriate arrangements