Is Tape a Dead Technology?

We have noticed a trend with some of our Clients lately. They are purchasing less tape drives and moving to VTL, Snapshots and Disk Archives. Most Clients tell us that the cost of new tape drives and tapes, along with the services to store these tapes, help justify the cost of disk-based solutions. Add in a reduced Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and it is easy to see why the industry is moving in this direction. What is your experience? Is tape a dead technology or will it always have a place in the IT world?

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