Guest Column | September 13, 2011

Backup Software - Tape Library Combo Runs Counter To Current Disk-Based Backup Craze


By Jerome M Wendt, Lead Analyst and President, DCIG Inc.

One might think the data protection world has gone mad. After all of the coverage over the last few years about the "goodness" of disk and the "evils" of tape, a recent announcement from Spectra Logic that it had entered into a new OEM agreement with Symantec ran counter to this disk-based backup craze. What specifically caught my eye in this announcement was that Spectra Logic was now bundling solutions that would integrate Symantec's NetBackup and Backup Exec software solutions with either its disk or its tape library products.