What is the difference between LTO & Cloud Storage?

by Brian Reisdorf, on Jan 13, 2020 4:00:00 AM

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So just all the way to the beginning LTO stands for linear tape open. The short version is this thing is magnetic tapes we've used it forever, you know, you buy an LTO drive pop in a tape and you can write, you know a relatively large amount of data to a tape and take that tape put it on the shelf and they're rated for about 40 years on the shelf in normal temperatures and normal humidity. So from an archival perspective, they are really really nice.

Cloud is any number of things but in the context of what we're discussing, you know, we're talking about online cloud storage providers. You know, Amazon S3, Backblaze, Glacier. There's a million of them at this point in the Microsoft Azure and they are you know, essentially collections of servers and all over the country that are replicated that you're uploading data to for data archival. It's just a different form of archive.

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