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The sunset of the virtual tape library

Mark Bentkower, Director of Enterprise Solutions Asia Pacific, CommVault Systems | Sept. 1, 2014
Virtual tape, and later virtual tape libraries (VTL) have been used in the data center for more than 15 years. With the increasing volume of data organizations have to deal with, new needs and expectations have emerged in terms of backup solutions and strategies, and while VTL was seen as a high performance backup solution in the past, it is now in its sunset phase.

[1] IDC Digital Universe Study (2011) 'Extracting Value From Chaos'  http://www.emc.com/collateral/analyst-reports/idc-extracting-value-from-chaos-ar.pdf

[2] CommVault/IDC (2014) 'Smart Data Management in the Third Platform Era'

 

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