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Tape Delivers Significant TCO Advantage over Disk

Analysts David Reine and Mike Kahn researching storage of digital data for a long (decade) time:

In summary, we have documented that disk is more than fifteen times more expensive than tape, based upon vendor-supplied list pricing, and uses 238 times more energy (costing more than the all costs for tape) for an archiving application of large binary files with a 45% annual growth rate, all over a 12-year period.

The complete report is embedded below:

You can get a copy from here (PDF).

Original title and link: Tape Delivers Significant TCO Advantage over Disk (NoSQL databases © myNoSQL)