600 Terabyte per Library with LTO8(M)
Use 1/7th the amount of media compared to LTO5
Your End of Month 40 TB backup now fits on 2 pieces of LTO media
Backup and Recovery performance start at 12 Gbps and goes higher
"Tell me about Modern Tape"
We're not talking about antiquated LTO 6 or 5 or 4, or barely there LTO 7 - But LTO 8(M) and LTO8
Tell me about LTO8(M)
LTO8-M stores 22TB per piece of LTO.
6 times as much as LTO5
3 times as much as LTO6
How do I take advantage of LTO8 (M)
Using a typical 30 Slot LTO 8 library (costing between £6-9K), reserve 5 Slots, specifically for performing monthly backups.
Eject the 5 LTO tapes that are produced and put in a fire safe (or take off site)
Now use the remaining 25 slots to store nearly 600TB of backups - within the library - 'on line'.
Depending on your datasize, this could be 6-24 months of on-line data.
What's the difference between LTO8 & LTO8M
LTO 8 stores 30TB compressed and costs around £140 per piece of media.
LTO 8M stores 22.5TB, but costs just £55 per piece of media.