LTO technology is the lowest cost for storage in the foreseeable future in the data storage market. Initial cost isn’t the only benefit however, as LTO tape continues to offer the best cost per gigabyte over the entire life span of the data when compared to other options.
When it comes to long-term archiving, storage managers have to think about a lot of factors: equipment, media, maintenance, energy costs and floor space. Since costs for each can be significant, it’s crucial that data capacity is maximized at every opportunity while minimizing overheads.
ESG found that there is an impressive 577% return on investment when utilizing a tape solution for long-term data protection.* ESG also reported that LTO tape is thriving and has a bright future in organizations of all sizes. Their overall conclusion was that the more data that can be preserved on tape, the lower the overall total cost of ownership (TCO).
Now you can use the money that you would be pouring into another storage solution, where your business needs it most.
* Determined by comparing TCO of LTO to a present mode of operation of all-disk storage over ten year period, when accounting for avoided costs and net-new economic improvements. Source: ESG report “Analyzing the Economic Value of LTO Tape for Long-Term Data Retention,” February 2016.
LTO technology is a very energy-efficient method for storing data
Tape drives consume very little power and a cartridge in a shelf consumes no energy
With high capacity and compact format, LTO technology also requires less floor space
For long-term data retention, LTO technology has a 577% return on investment