About the TSC

Founded in 2012, the Tape Storage Council is a collaborative industry group dedicated to promoting the current trends, usages and technology innovations occurring within the tape storage industry.

2020 TSC OutlookThe Tape Storage Council, which includes representatives of BDT, Cozaint, Detron, Frontier BV, FUJIFILM, GazillaByte, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Imagine Products, Insurgo Media, Iron Mountain, Park Place Technologies, Oracle, Overland-Tandberg, PoINT Software & Systems, Qualstar, Quantum, REB Storage Systems, Spectra Logic, StrongBox Data Solutions, StorageDNA, SullivanStrickler, Turtle, XenData and XpresspaX has issued this report to highlight the current trends, usages and technology innovations occurring within the tape storage industry.

The year 2020 will certainly be remembered for the COVID-19 pandemic, the defining global health crisis of our time. The economic uncertainty caused by the pandemic has touched everyone and the long-term impact remains unclear. There will be a renewed focus on cost-effectively managing pre-COVID exponential data growth plus the influx of new data demand as organizations have shifted to all digital, remote and virtual work environments.

The role tape serves in today’s modern data centers is expanding fast and tape momentum will increase as data growth continues on an explosive trajectory across many new applications, workloads, and in most of the hyperscale and hyperscale-lite data centers. With these advancements in place, modern tape technology delivers the most reliable, energy efficient and cost-effective data center storage solution available today.