Education and research institutions have several things in common.

Firstly, not only do they generate a lot of data but they also both need a cost-effective way to store, retain, and instantly access their data.

For that reason, tape storage media has played a significant role in the backup and disaster recovery of data. But a lot has changed in the past five years, and organizations that want to make the most of their data need a better solution.

As tape storage capacity has grown and backup software capabilities increased, education and research institutions have tried to keep pace with the change. To do this, they’ve had to run parallel systems, one to manage legacy restores, and another to run contemporary backup and recovery systems for current data.

This traditional way of operating split systems is expensive, and resource and capital intensive. It creates multiple software and hardware maintenance contracts and lots of tapes sitting in offsite storage.

Tape Ark’s solutions enable higher education and research institutions to adopt a modern approach to data management by efficiently migrating their tape-bound data to the cloud, en masse, enabling them to move away from legacy systems.

The Tape Ark approach removes complexity and positions archive data in the cloud to be highly accessible and ready for connection to new applications and datasets. Tape Ark can eliminate the need to maintain IT legacy hardware and systems and resolve multi-format backup system challenges across platforms.

Whether your focus is teaching, research, exploring, or managing your capital or infrastructure, we’ll work beside you to achieve your data migration objectives.

Tape Ark is committed to doing data justice. We have a suite of solutions to migrate your tape bound data to the cloud to maximize its value today, tomorrow and beyond.

Education & Research Benefits


Eliminate hardware costs & software updates

Enhanced data utility

Greater data accessibility & reliability

Faster time to insight

Stay current with cloud-enabled trends


Tape Ark prides itself on its technical capability. Customers feel assured their objectives and unique challenges are well understood – what’s important to them, where they’re headed, and the opportunities that lie ahead.

The Maverick Mindset
Knowledge is power – but only if the knowledge is accessible. To move forward we must look back, understand the data we have and start thinking about how to utilize it – this is a big data frame of mind.

Need help getting started?
Contact Tape Ark

Tape to Cloud Migration
Frequently Asked Questions

Customer Success Stories
Hear from Customers

Follow us