Blazing Speed

LTO Ultrium-6 technology has up to 400 MB/s data transfer rates (assuming 2.5:1 compression) to improve efficiency which is over 1.4TB per hour of blazing backup performance per drive.

LTO Ultrium-6® Technology Protects and Secures Data

Off-Line Tape Storage: The Ultimate Safety Net

What if you were providing services to thousands of bloggers and all of their data got wiped out. This could happen, especially if the backup plan involved one disk drive replicating its data to another drive. A system error could erase the data on one drive leading the other drive to erase the backup data as well. A big disaster if there was no offline data to restore from.

In another scenario - what if you were an organization with two servers backing each other up - and hackers were able to take out both of the site's servers, rendering all information culled from years of hard work useless. Again, if there was no offline data to provide recovery it would be disastrous.


A data protection plan must incorporate a copy of critical data that is stored offline and offsite. Offline data can protect from system errors, hackers and viruses. The data should also be offsite. That way, in the event of a site-wide disaster, the offsite copy of data can be used to recover. These are part of backup and data protection best practices.

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Multiple Degrees of Protection

Provides at least three copies of data in different locations, with one out of region for recovery in the event of a region-wide disaster. In these situations, tape is a cost-effective and straight forward solution.

Technology Diversification

It is important to have copies on different forms of media to avoid a media or system process disaster. In this case, a mixture of disk and tape - perhaps in a D2D2T environment.

System Isolation

Provides at least one copy of data offline to avoid intentional or unintentional corruption that can occur with online storage.

Protect Access to Data

Increase protection from data loss due to erroneous overwrite via WORM or from unauthorized access via encryption is essential for data at rest and in transit.

Learn More About Ultrium LTO-6

  • LTFS

    A research paper by MTMP that shows how media and entertainment and other organizations can use LTO technology and LTFS to store content in the workflow and archive.

  • LTO Technology and
    LTFS Use Cases

    These companies use LTO tape and LTFS to reduce storage costs and make archiving precious content easier.

  • Revisiting the Search
    for Long-Term Storage

    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.

  • A Comparative TCO Study:
    VTLs and Physical Tape

    This ESG study by Mark Peters evaluated a common industry-standard disk VTL deduplication system (with 15:1 reduction ratio) versus a tape library with LTO-5, drives with full nightly backups.

  • The Evolving Role of Disk
    and Tape in the Data Center

    Learn about best practices in backup and archive for today's energy and cost conscious data center including performance, data protection and TCO.

  • Tape Fallacies Exposed – the Future of Tape is Still Bright

    Tape is not going away anytime soon. Tape shines in areas such as off-line, off-site data protection, tape has dramatic cost and green advantages over disk, and tape is more than acceptable from a manageability and usability perspective. Will the critics never learn?

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