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.

2023 Tape Market Outlook Report – Now Available!The Tape Storage Council, which includes representatives of BDT, Cozaint, FUJIFILM, GazillaByte, Grau Data, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Imagine Products, Insurgo Media, Iron Mountain, MagStor, mLogic, Oracle, Overland-Tandberg, OWC Mercury, PoINT Software & Systems, QStar, Qualstar, Quantum, Spectra Logic, StorageDNA, SullivanStrickler, Symply, Turtle, and XenData has issued this report to highlight the current trends, usages and technology innovations occurring within the tape storage industry. 

The zettabyte era is in full swing generating unprecedented capacity demand as many businesses move closer to exascale storage requirements. The ever-increasing thirst for IT services has pushed energy usage, carbon emissions and keeping the storage industry’s growing impact on global climate change in check to center stage.

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.