Tape may be everyone's darling, but SPHiNX is a dandy earning new friends daily.
Written by Chris Smith
I recently wrote an article titled "Bulletin: Tape Is Alive and Well at IBM." It was about several new technologies that will effectively extend the life of tape as a viable backup solution for a decade or longer. However, the whole time I was writing it, I was thinking, "Wow, this is amazing! I thought tape was on the way out long ago!"
That, of course, is a naïve belief. The fact is that almost every company uses tape in one capacity or another for backup or archiving even if they have a more robust backup solution running in parallel.