Data Storage: 10 Storage Predictions for 2011 and Beyond
Spectra Logic, based in Boulder, Colo., may not be a household name, but it is well-known and regarded within the storage industry. Spectra Logic, ISO 9001 certified since 1998, makes and maintains large-scale and midrange automated tape backup, disk and deduplication backup, and general data backup storage systems. Some of Spectra Logic's deployments are very large-scale systems for media (broadcast and cable television stations) and for scientific applications. The company's tape libraries feature LTO-5 tape drives, integrated data encryption, media health monitoring and low power consumption. These products are designed to be easy to upgrade and maintain. Although disk drives and SSDs (solid-state drives) have been getting lots of media attention in recent months, the fact remains that tape storage is by far the greenest storage type. About three-quarters of large enterprises utilize tape for backup or archival storage. Spectra Logic has offered eWEEK a look at what it believes are the Top 10 data storage trends going??íforward.??íThanks to Spectra Logic??íVice President Molly Rector for this insight.