Gartner Research

Virtual Tape Libraries vs. Conventional Disk for Backup/Recovery

Published: 06 July 2007

ID: G00149524

Analyst(s): Jimmie Chang, Dave Russell


A major trend is occurring in the backup and recovery market. Although many options exist, two of the most common approaches are using disk-based backup technologies and implementing virtual tape libraries.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Disk vs. Tape
  • Choices for Disk-Based Backup/Recovery
  • Comparing VTLs and Conventional Disk
    • Cost
    • Flexibility
    • Management
    • Performance and Optimization
    • Advanced Functions
  • VTLs and Backup/Restore Applications

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