Tape Ark hosts a wide array of contemporary and legacy tape drives and equipment.
The services provided by Tape Ark to migrate tape based corporate backups are not glamorous and often involves the legacy technology that created the data in the first place. In some cases, working with tapes that are over 30 years old requires ingenuity, lateral thinking and likely some very old equipment.
Tape Ark has both modern tape drive equipment as well as extreme legacy tape drives that are no longer available for purchase or manufacture.
This legacy equipment combined with our ability to work at scale, allows us to migrate massive volumes of tape based data in very short time periods.