What is Reliability?
Very often in the tape storage market, the word “reliability” appears, yet it is difficult to find a comprehensive definition of reliability. In some cases, it means redundant hardware: in others, read‐ after‐write technology. While reliability is an important factor in tape library technology, if a company regards reliability across a limited spectrum, its reliability features will reflect the relative narrowness of this viewpoint. Spectra Logic assesses reliability from the moment data leaves the backup framework to 30 years after its creation, and so offers the widest range of reliability features available in both middle and enterprise markets. By breaking down the reliability process step by step, administrators can examine features that are important to all aspects of high reliability.