Tape? What's that?
Scary as it seems, this is actually not an uncommon question from novice IT personnel, especially those who have been taught their trade at schools offered by hypervisor computing vendors or flash technology companies. Yet, tape storage is coming back into vogue in industrial clouds, large data centers and certain vertical industry markets.
Barry M. Ferrite, our trusted storage AI, offered this public service announcement on LTO-7 tape about a year ago to help acquaint newbies with the merits of tape technology. He will likely revisit this subject shortly with the release of LTO-8.
Don't count out tape as part of your storage infrastructure.