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The Essentials of Offsite Backup Tapes

By Nikki Clark | 4 January 2024

It’s 2024 so why are we still talking about backup tapes? 

While many organisations are opting to backup to cloud solutions there are still many that see the benefits of the use of backup tapes.  These benefits include cost, reliability, and compliance.  Below we will review why backup tapes might still serve a use for your organisation while covering some of the basic elements including what is a backup and delving into further benefits of partnering with an offsite storage provider as a strategic move for businesses.

What is a Backup?

At its core, a backup is a duplicate set of records, information, or files ready to swoop in and rescue you in case the unthinkable happens. Whether it’s a cyberattack, hardware failure, or a natural disaster, a backup ensures that your vital data remains intact and accessible even when the original faces compromise, damage, or destruction.

What is a Backup Tape?

Now, let’s get into the nitty gritty of the unsung hero—the backup tape. Often taking the form of an LTO tape (Linear Tape Open) or a DLT tape (Digital Linear Tape), these unassuming storage mediums have been the backbone of data preservation for decades.

Why Utilise an Offsite Storage Partner?

  • Security

The digital world is fragile with cyber threats, making data security a top priority. Offsite storage partners provide a secure secondary location for your backup tapes. OASIS Group facilities boast state-of-the-art security measures, including biometric access controls to 24/7 surveillance, ensuring that your data remains protected from external threats.

  • Capacity

As your data grows, so does the need for storage capacity. Offsite storage for your backup tapes offers limitless capacity to handle the increasing volume of backup tapes. Forget about the constraints of onsite storage we can accommodate your expanding data landscape.

  • Scalability

The beauty of offsite solutions for your backup tapes lies in its scalability. Whether you’re a small startup or an enterprise giant, we can adapt to your changing needs. Need more space for additional backup tapes? No problem. Scalability ensures that your data storage solution aligns seamlessly with your evolving business requirements.

  • Efficiency

Retrieving data shouldn’t be a challenge. OASIS Group backup tape storage and rotation solutions provide advanced tracking and retrieval to meet your service level needs. Your backup tapes are catalogued, organised, and readily accessible when you need them.

If you would like to discuss this article further or get a quote for your backup tapes and archive tapes please contact info@oasisgoup.com.

About the author

Will Nelson

Will Nelson, Business Development Manager – OASIS Group

Email: wnelson@oasisgroup.com

Telephone: 07512 331445

Will joined the organisation in 2004 and has worked in multiple roles within the business. Will is now looking to utilise his knowledge and experience to support organisations with their information management processes and their digital transformation journeys.

Outside of work you’ll find Will coaching the local Under 14’s football team, taking his sons to football training and games or at the golf course.


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