In today's digital age, data backup has become an essential part of any business or organization. It's not a matter of if but when a data loss incident will occur, and the best way to prepare for this is by implementing a solid backup strategy. There are several backup options available, such as hard drives, cloud storage, and LTO tape backup. In this article, we will focus on the advantages of LTO tape backup over hard drives, and how working with Nantucket Productions can save you thousands of dollars in backups.
For information on LTO Advantages, including Pricing for LTO Back Up Storage Service please read the information below. Also review our Steps to Ordering an LTO Back Up before shipping your drives to our facility. Go here for info on LTO Tape Storage Capacity.
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LTO Tape Backup Advantages to Traditional Hard Drives in Long Term Storage
LTO (Linear Tape-Open) tape backup is a reliable and cost-effective backup solution for organizations of all sizes. It offers several advantages over traditional hard drive backups, such as:
Durability and Longevity
LTO tapes have a lifespan of up to 30 years, making them an excellent option for long-term storage of critical data. They are also more durable than hard drives and can withstand extreme temperatures and humidity, making them ideal for disaster recovery scenarios.
LTO tapes have a higher storage capacity compared to traditional hard drives. The latest LTO-9 tape can store up to 45 terabytes of compressed data, while the LTO-10 is expected to offer up to 120 terabytes of compressed data. This means that you can store more data on fewer tapes, reducing your storage footprint and associated costs.
Faster Backup and Restore
LTO tape backups are generally faster than hard drive backups, with data transfer rates of up to 1 terabyte per hour. This means that you can back up and restore your data quickly and efficiently, reducing downtime and improving business continuity.
LTO tape backups are more cost-effective than hard drive backups. While the initial investment in tape drives and tapes may be higher, the cost per terabyte of storage is significantly lower than hard drives. This makes LTO tape backup an excellent option for organizations with large amounts of data to back up.
Working with Nantucket Productions
Nantucket Productions is a leading provider of LTO tape backup solutions for businesses of all sizes. By working with Nantucket Productions, you can save thousands of dollars in backups and ensure that your critical data is stored safely and securely. Some of the advantages of working with Nantucket Productions include:
Nantucket Productions offers scalable backup solutions that can grow with your business. Whether you need to back up a few terabytes of data or hundreds of terabytes, Nantucket Productions can provide a backup solution that meets your needs.
Nantucket Productions has years of experience in LTO tape backup and can provide expert advice on the best backup solution for your business. Their team of technicians is highly trained and can help you with everything from installation and configuration to ongoing maintenance and support.
By working with Nantucket Productions, you can save thousands of dollars in backup costs. Their cost-effective backup solutions can help you reduce your storage footprint and associated costs, making LTO tape backup an affordable option for businesses of all sizes.
Looking for a Cost Effective, Long Term Back Up Solution
LTO tape backup is a reliable and cost-effective backup solution that offers several advantages over traditional hard drive backups. By working with Nantucket Productions, you can save thousands of dollars in backups and ensure that your critical data is stored safely and securely. Don't wait until it's too late to implement a solid backup strategy. Contact Nantucket Productions today and start protecting your valuable data.
LTO Tape Storage Capacities LTO 1 - LTO 10+
LTO 8 Tape Store up to 30 TB, and LTO 9 Tapes Store up to 45 TB.
For more information on LTO Tape Capacities please follow this link to the Wikipedia page.
How the LTO Tape Storage Service Works
Our LTO Tape Backup & Archive Process STEP 1. Request an LTO Archive/Backup Quote
Step one is to review our pricing below and request a quote. You’ll need to know a few things before you start like how much media you’re backing up, how many copies you want (1 or 2), how you’d like your LTO tape backups named and organized, and what LTO tape format you want (we do LTFS or BRU formats). Note, if you’re ordering 1-4 tapes, then use the order form below. Once you request a quote form, you’ll receive a confirmation email with your quote and further instructions. STEP 2. You Send Us Your Media
The next step is to collect and send us your media. When you do this, you should never mail us your only copy of the media that you want to archive with LTO. Instead, you should send a copy and keep a copy until the process is completed. If you don’t have an additional drive, we can send you a loaner drive to transfer your media on. If you use one of our drives, we will need to get a small security deposit until we receive the drive. It’s also important that your media is organized in the way you want it on LTO tape, so don’t forget to organize it before you send it to us. STEP 3. We Verify Your Media
Once we receive your media, the first thing we’ll do after notifying you we’ve received it, is verify your media is safe and intact as per your order form. STEP 4. We Make Your LTO Tape
At this point, we have your media and instructions and are ready to make an LTO backup/archive of your media. Using our enterprise LTO Tape archive solutions from Tolis Group, we’ll start archiving your LTO tape(s). We will use either LTO-5 or LTO-6 tapes (depending on your preference) with BRU format unless otherwise specified. After your tapes are made, they are run through a verification process to ensure your media is transferred. STEP 5. Final Payment
Your final payment will be charged before we send you your deliverables. If you had a loaner drive, we’ll also refund your security deposit as well. STEP 6. Your Deliverables
Your deliverables from us are simple: You’ll get your hard drive back unless you used one of ours, you’ll get your LTO tape(s) labeled and formatted to your specs, you’ll get a CSV catalog of the back up that list all the files that were backed up, and finally, you’ll get instructions on what to do if you ever need to recover data from your LTO tape archive, including a free version of BRU software. STEP 7. We Ship Back to You
We ship back to you via UPS or FedEx priority shipping to ensure your media is a safe as it can be. Easy peasy.
LTO Tape Back Up Storage Service Pricing*
LTO 8 and LTO 9 Back Up: $75 per Terabyte (Includes Tape Stock)
LTO Recovery: $50/TB
Shipping and Policies:
*Turn around time for most jobs is normally 1 business days per tape, though large jobs may take longer depending on availability. Prices are for LTO tape, backup service, CSV catalog of tape contents, and return shipping. All prices are for master LTO tape and additional copies are 50% of the first. All tapes can only be filled approximately 90% capacity due to the nature of LTO writing operations so plan your data archival appropriately. To get started, contact us for a custom quote.
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