Tape is not going away anytime soon. That may disappoint the "tape is dead" crowd who believe in fallacies such as disk can replace tape for all practical purposes, that disk is cost competitive for all tasks where tape has traditionally been strong, and that tape has significant manageability and usability issues. The fact is that 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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