Jon Hiles from Spectra Logic writes that protecting Big Data with tape is all about preserving business continuance.
Business continuance can be preserved through the use of tape storage like no other simply because tape can be “unplugged” from the system. As now defunct Australian web hosting firm distribute.IT learned, failure to adequately protect its data with off-line storage i.e., tape, resulted in 30 minutes worth of hacker mayhem putting the company out of business. 4,800 of its customers lost their data with no recourse while the negative business implications of the attack cascaded through distribute.IT’s customer base and affiliates. Failure to have off-line tape backups allowed the attack to destroy the firm’s disk-based backup data rendering the company inert.
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