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Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 SP1 by Steve Buchanan, Islam Gomaa, Flemming Riis, Robert Hedblom

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Chapter 8. Managing Tapes in DPM

Tapes have been around for many years and will be around for a while yet. Starting with Service Pack 1 (SP1) for the System Center 2012 family, Microsoft's primary focus has been to move company data to the cloud (Azure). They are also pushing for cloud-based storage and placement of functions.

The cloud is absolutely where the company should put its data, but it is also worth looking into features such as Virtual Tape Libraries (VTL), which make life much easier for backup administrators. Azure and the backup portal is of big interest for the companies worldwide, both big and small companies, since it will assist the DPM administrators to place the backed-up production data in a highly-secured datacenter off-site. ...

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