[Infographic] Data Backup: Tape vs. Cloud


February 28, 2017

Data backup strategy can both feel like a huge hassle and an essential responsibility of the IT department. That’s an understandable position if you use a tape backup solution. Though tape has proven to be the go-to data backup strategy for decades, times are changing. The cloud is here and offers a far more convenient way to manage, store, and access data backups. However, as convenient as the cloud may be, it is not a perfect solution. It has the potential to cost significantly more than tape, but then again, that cost must be weighed against the savings gained from efficiency. In technology, it’s not always a clear cut answer.

Take a look at our infographic below, where we outline some of the conveniences of the cloud compared to tape backup.

The Differences between Tape and Cloud


  • Difficulties in transporting and storing tape backups
  • How to access each form of backup
  • Differing maintenance requirements between the two platforms
  • Cost considerations


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Not for Everyone

The cloud offers tremendous value and agility in a backup strategy, but it is not a catch-all solution for every company. In many respects, a cloud-only solution will prove to be less cost effective than you might have hoped. Every company is different, and different factors in each organization will warrant a certain approach to data backup.

Contact Mindsight to begin a discussion of what an ideal backup strategy might look like for your organization.


Download our White Paper to Learn More

Learn more about the state of the backup industry today, and the changes that have occurred to render tape backup obsolete. From information on industry-leading solutions to a breakdown of different strategies, Moving Away from Tape will provide valuable information as your organization begins to take steps to move away from a tape-based backup strategy.

Download the white paper today.

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