Gartner Research

Interest Declines for Use of the Distributed Virtual Tape Library Interface

Published: 04 June 2010

ID: G00201107

Analyst(s): Dave Russell


This research examines the contributing market dynamics, technological evolution and future of the distributed virtual tape library interface. While VTLs were hot during the last decade, this backup protocol's half-life has already been reached.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Introduction
    • VTLs Defined
    • The Success of Distributed VTLs
  • Changing Market Dynamics and Requirements
    • Backup Software — History and Changes
    • The Rise of Deduplication
    • Non-VTL Disk Solutions Arrive
    • Summary of Market Drivers Affecting VTLs
    • 2009: The VTL Tipping Point
  • In Defense of Distributed VTLs
    • Legacy Deployments
    • Performance and Capacity
  • 2010 VTL Strategic Planning Assumption
  • Conclusion

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