Martin Glassborow from Storagebod comments:
Watching the Spectralogic announcements from a far and getting involved in a conversation about tape on Twitter has really brought home the ambivalent relationship I have with tape; it is a huge part of my professional life but if it could be removed my environment, I’d be more than happy.
Ragging on the tape vendors does at times feel like kicking a kitten but ultimately tape sucks as a medium; it’s fundamental problem is that it is a sequential medium in a random world.
Martin raises some points here about tape and its diminishing role in today’s environment of cheap storage. But, based on what was presented at SpectraSummit this week, I think tape may be perfect for a new role – permanent retention. Look for more on that subject coming soon.
Read more at: Tape — the Death Watch..