Midrange Fans,

The powers that be have me exploring physical tape alternatives. I'm open
to suggestions from those familiar with the various options. I've done a
little reading on Cloud Storage Solutions. I'm not sure if that would be a
good fit for us. We would probably need to push tape images to a local FTP
server at local LAN speed, then replicate to the cloud from there.

We have a single POWER 8 box, i hosting i, with one host and three guest
LPARs. We have just under 3TB of DASD in use, with a little over 1TB free.
We're currently backing up to a TS3100 tape library, with LTO4 drives using

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