With an expected growth rate of 650 % over the next 5 years, Gartner cites “unbridled data growth” as one of the major modern ICT trends.
The switch from static data to cheaper storage systems is considered one of the solutions. Backupned recognises this trend due to a strong growth of media tape storage (600 %) as well as the sale of the latest LTO tape series (growth 2012 compared to 2011: 100 %) over the past 4 years. Introduction LTO 6: Fall 2012.
Source: 10 trends Gartner 2012