It’s the simplest replacement for legacy physical tape access.

  • Are you maintaining legacy tape infrastructure and feel like there’s no way out?
  • Do you want to modernize your data archives but feel overwhelmed by large or complex collections?
  • Look no further than Tape Ark’s SaaS based legacy tape restore and management solution.

Remove the hassle of offsite backup tape storage and legacy hardware maintenance with Tape Ark’s SaaS based legacy tape restore and management solution. We are the world’s only dedicated tape to cloud mass migration experts.

Tape Ark will virtualize your entire physical tape collection, and preserve your legacy backups to a secure, highly redundant, low-cost Virtual Tape Library (VTL). The end result is a tape, hardware and software free tape collection available in the cloud at the click of a button. The backup software, tape drives, and tapes themselves exist as virtual copies, removing expensive and no longer necessary hardware and software from customers’ infrastructure. Even the original appearance of the media is documented and preserved, such that exact replicas of the physical tape collection could be reproduced in the future if desired.

Customers can access the Tape Ark client portal to browse their archive, request restores and delete data that is no longer required. The SaaS platform is available on multi-year tailored plans and is the perfect solution for companies with long-term data retention requirements, looking to remove the overheads associated with managing a physical tape library, data center space, offsite tape storage and all of the licensing and maintenance associated with a physical implementation of the restore platform.

Features

Tape Audit: Not sure exactly what tapes you have in your collection, what they contain, or where to begin? No problem! Tape Ark will conduct a thorough Tape Audit including QR coding, photography, RFID chip reading, and analysis prior to ingest

Tape Management: We offer ongoing physical tape storage, management, and secure destruction and disposal should you need it

No Upfront Fees: Ideal for organizations looking to avoid large capital outlays, we offer tailored plans suitable to your business needs

Secure & Reliable: Tape Ark leverages extensive security protocols including encryption at rest, air gap, immutability, and encryption during transfer while migrating your data to the cloud

Hassle-free: Tape Ark connects your existing backup tape application to the virtual tapes, which means no internal training or process change is required

Onsite Services: Tape Ark services are available globally, with mass ingest facilities located in Australia, India, United Kingdom, USA and Canada. Tape Ark also offers mobilization to customer sites for in house data ingest (subject to connectivity requirements)

Tape Retrieval: We understand the value of your data archives so you will never be without access. Plans for mid-project tape restores or retrievals are put in place should you need access to your data ahead of project completion

Key Benefits

Financial

  • Most tapes are cheaper to store in the cloud compared to an offsite vault
  • The service removes ongoing offsite storage fees
  • Significantly reduces the time and effort in manual handling of tapes and restore events
  • The service is non-disruptive to current workloads
  • The service eliminates data center footprint and costs
  • The service eliminates electricity costs
  • The service eliminates cooling costs
  • The service eliminates internet bandwidth costs

On-Premise Hardware Reduction

  • Eliminate the need to maintain legacy tape hardware
  • Eliminate issues related to tape deterioration as tapes age
  • Allow for mass scale access to e-Discovery matters (no longer constrained by “one tape at a time” processes)

Environmental

  • Reduces CO2 emissions due to Data Center usage
  • Removes the need for CO2 producing vehicles (courier vans for tape deliveries)
  • Transfer DC usage to renewable energy consuming DC’s from Public Cloud Providers
  • 100% cloud solution – nothing physical


Solutions

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.

Get Started

Connect with a data migration expert to learn more about custom offers and how we can help you virtualize your physical tape archive.

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+61 1800 951 916

Locations
Australia | India | UK | USA | Canada


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