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Tape Ark liberates 40 years of Dark Data via Platform Equinix

Tape Ark liberates 40 years of Dark Data via Platform Equinix

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A vast amount of the world’s largest and historical data collections sit idle and inaccessible on tape media because it was one of the cost-effective places organisations could store records since the 1970s. With advancements in digital technologies, Perth-founded and headquartered technology company, Tape Ark – which specialises in tape-to-cloud migration – is liberating these data collections for organisations.

Once liberated, Tape Ark’s customers can generate new knowledge and new revenue streams from multi-Petabytes of historical data. With operations in the US, Europe and APAC, Tape Ark has turned to Equinix, a digital infrastructure company, to advance its digital infrastructure to support the next phase of its expansion, improving the performance of its tape-to-cloud migration services and meeting local data sovereignty needs.

To migrate multi-Petabyte data collections to the cloud, where organisations can connect and analyse all their data (legacy and current) in real-time, requires a network-dense digital infrastructure with rich ecosystems in key locations that are adjacent to all major cloud service providers. 

With a growing global footprint and a portfolio of tape migration services, Tape Ark has selected Platform Equinix and its digital services to reduce latency and improve connectivity so its customers can virtualise their entire physical tape collection and preserve their backups in a secure, highly redundant and low-cost Virtual Tape Library. 

With the rise in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) adoption, Tape Ark’s migration services are helping researchers and analysts in various industries perform more impactful studies.

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