Fast Tape

Fast Tape

In futures trading, a situation where trading on a contract is so active that an accurate quote cannot be given on its price. That is, a fast tape occurs when the price is changing very rapidly because of the large number of trades. When this happens, a ticker gives the range of prices within which the contract is trading and notes "fast" after it. This indicates that the situation is changing quickly. See also: ticker tape.
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Our findings show that fast backups for the shortest backup window, fast restores, fast recoveries, Instant VM boots, fast tape copies, and maintaining a fixed length backup window are the most impactful requirements for organizations.
The second challenge with such fast tape drives is that you cannot stream a modern tape drive that's placed behind a network backup server.
The combination of post-process deduplication, most recent backup cache, and GRID scalability enables IT departments to achieve the shortest backup window, fast and reliable restores, fast tape copy, rapid disaster recovery, and management of data growth without performance degradation or forklift upgrades.
The levels within the archive could be fast cache, slow cache (with binding capabilities), fast tape, capacity tape, WORM tape separate from re-usable tape, and Iron Mountain or the equivalent.
A secondary or middle tier can be less expensive disk, optical, or even fast tape, while tertiary storage is usually tape or optical.
M2 demonstrates the potential of tape technology allowing us to offer our customers an extremely fast tape drive with highly compact tape libraries.
The Viewgraphics Dataview adapter completes the high-resolution data handling picture by providing fast tape recording for Onyx and its on-line storage devices.
In many instances, fast tape drives have to frequently stop and wait, which can reduce the performance and drive reliability.
Linear Tape Open Accelis-Accelis ill be a 25GB, dual-hub cartridge, similar to the current IBM 3570 cartridge and will be built for speed, making for fast tape access.
By keeping the most recent backup in its whole form and storing all previous versions as the byte-level changes (de-duplication), ExaGrid is the only vendor that offers rapid restore of backup jobs and fast tape copy for offsite tapes -- unlike other solutions which require re-assembly of every backup job from millions, or even billions of small blocks tracked in large hash tables.