Organizations rely on our team to oversee tape redeployment for a number of reasons. First and foremost, they understand that our services can made a major impact on their bottom line.
If you are unfamiliar with the term "Tape Redeployment," it is essentially the refurbishing of used tape that can be reused once again.
For example, say you have 1,000 tapes filled with data that isn't needed anymore and out of it's retention time. Instead of throwing the tapes into a dumpster or continuing to store them for the next decade in warehouses, we can wipe the tapes clean of all data, refurbish and repackage them, and they will be ready to be used again.
In the case that a newer data storage system is going to be put in place, our buyback program provides cash to our customers, which can be used to offset the cost of newer tape formats. You can sell your hard drives or data tape to us.
Where cost-effectiveness is concerned, our tape redeployment program:
(1) Reduces the amount of storage space needed.
(2) Cuts down manpower expenses (in the case organizations need to pay internal staff).
(3) Eliminates any fines/lawsuits associated with failing to follow regulations set by FACTA, HIPAA, SOX, etc.
(4) Compensates organizations for tape to be recycled and resold.
Beyond refurbishing and recycling, organizations also call on our team to help them unify their data tape media storage infrastructures.
For instance, it is quite common for large entities to use a combination of LTO, SDLT, 3592, T10000, and other technologies. Once a situation arises that they discover information can't be easily shared, they decide to convert data to a single, unified format.
At Big Data Supply, Inc., we take this process very seriously. To develop a comprehensive system, we work as partners to construct a comprehensive system and develop a plan to convert all data, while making sure that old tapes are completely wiped of data in the end.
The secret to your success in creating a unified data storage system is to carefully assess your goals and gain as much insight as possible on what technologies will best suit your needs.
The beauty of tape in today's world is that they can hold so much data. Our customers are often blown away when we reveal to them how much data LTO-5 and LTO-6 can hold, not to mention the massive tape libraries available on the market.
If you have any questions surrounding your own tape redeployment needs, we would be happy to answer your questions.