Should You Migrate to LTO-8 or LTO-9?
Determining when to migrate to a new backup format isn’t always easy, particularly when you’re making that decision towards the end of a generation. This year, Linear Tape Open (LTO)…Read More
Should I Migrate Backwards-Compatible Data Tapes to New Formats?
Backwards compatibility can be extraordinarily helpful for organizations with large tape libraries. Linear Tape Open (LTO) drives can read and write tapes from the previous generation (for instance, an LTO-8…Read More
Ransomware Can Target Backup Tapes
Data tapes can significantly reduce security vulnerabilities, and many businesses are turning to tape for protection against ransomware attacks. It’s a strong strategy, as air-gapped backups can allow for quick…Read More
Incinerating Data Tapes is Secure, But Expensive
Proper media sanitization is an important component of a well-rounded archival strategy. However, it’s not necessarily straightforward. Degaussing tapes can leave data intact, and shredding data tapes with commercial equipment…Read More
Enterprise Data Tape Destruction Projects Require the Right Approach
For large enterprises, media sanitization can be a difficult prospect — particularly when the target is terabytes or petabytes of data on magnetic tape media. The goal of media sanitization…Read More
Are Your Data Tape Archives Searchable?
Enterprises build data archives for a variety of reasons, but whether your business aims to keep long-term copies of historical data or comply with retainment obligations, your archives are only…Read More
Common Data Cartridge Erasure Mistakes: Is Your Enterprise Protected?
Poor data security creates serious liabilities for any organization. Given the growing threats of ransomware, identity theft, and security-related litigation, many businesses have taken appropriate steps to safeguard their networks.…Read More
Ransomware Attacks Demonstrate Importance of Reliable Tape Backups
The recent ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline led to significant downtime for crucial American fuel infrastructure — and a $4.4 million payment to the bad actors behind the attack. Unfortunately,…Read More
Data Tapes May Provide the Best Protection from Ransomware Attacks
Ransomware attacks continue to draw headlines — and cost world economies billions of dollars per year. In May 2021, the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack became the most high-profile case of ransomware…Read More
Total Data Migration and Insurgo Collaboration
Insurgo and Total Data Migration (TDM) are proud to announce their partnership for tape media recycling, as TDM now utilizes the revolutionary and uniquely patented data tape erasure technology KIT®…Read More
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