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Technology Pointe has been serving the Round Rock area since 2000, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Are you gambling your data with tape backups?

Gartner estimates 10-25% of tape restores fail. (Source:

Gartner estimates 10-25% of tape restores fail. (Source:

Let's start by looking at LTO6, the latest generation of tape drives. These tapes each hold 2500gb, a drive is $3000 from Dell while a tape costs $60. Amazon's live cloud storage is priced at $0.03 per gb, or $75/month for live storage. So for the price of the Dell drive and just one tape, we can pay for 40 months of Amazon's live storage.

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