In Search of the Long-Term Archiving Solution - Tape Delivers Significant TCO Advantage over Disk

The Clipper Group examines what to do now to prepare for the ensuing decades of continuing data growth, technology change, and increasing long-term preservation requirements. For long-term archiving of digital data:
* The average disk-based solution costs 15 times the average tape-based solution
* The cost of energy alone for the average disk-based solution exceeds the entire TCO for the average tape-based solution

Sponsor: The LTO Program www.lto.org