I would suggest you take a look at a either EMC Data Domain or IBM Protectier VTL as a substitute for having to frequently deal with physical media storage challenges. Granted you will need two of them (VTL appliances) in order to replicate virtual tape pools from one site to another, so it will initially cost more. In the long run you can eliminate portable media liability, cost to manage & store tapes, and probably enhance your backup throughput depending on what VTL model you purchase. Oh, and you will definitely achieve 24/7/265 access to backed up data if a VTL is involved.....without having to pay for "white glove" delivery or FTE time to fetch a tapes from off-site storage.
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Technology Infrastructure Services
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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerald Kern
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 3:43 PM
Subject: Fireproof cabinets for tape storage
I've been asked to research fireproof cabinets for tape and usb/flash drive storage for our backups.
I did some googling first and found many vendors (of course) and then asked myself 'what would the wizards on midrange-L use or recommend'?
We are looking to replace our bank safe deposit box and install a new cabinet onsite and in one of our remote locations, so that in the event of a disaster we will have immediate 24x7x365 access to our backups.
For us the cloud isn't an option.
So who are the vendors you'd recommend based on quality, performance and price?
If you can supply the vendor names, I can do the rest - I'd just like to weed out those that aren't well know or proven.
Gerald Kern - Information Technology
IBM Certified RPG IV Developer
Lotus Notes/Domino Administrator
The Toledo Clinic, Inc.
4235 Secor Road
Toledo, OH 43623
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