Expanding the use of tape storage can positively impact sustainability goals. In a scenario in which an increasing amount of data to be stored is designated as “archival”. From 2019 to 2030, 80% of archive data to be stored on enterprise storage systems and 57% of replicated data to be stored on enterprise storage systems is migrated to tape.
- By migrating data to tape, the annual CO2 reduction by 2030 is 43.7%.
- With the potential to avoid a cumulative 664 million metric tons of carbon emissions.
- It equals to the greenhouse gas emissions from 144 million passenger cars driven in one year.
Reduce CO₂ Emissions and e-waste with Tape Storage
- Tape storage can drive a reduction in carbon emissions of as much as 95%.
- By shifting to tape , you can reduce e-waste by 80%.
The Benefit of Moving Cold Data to Tape Storage
As much as 60% - 80% of stored information is “cold data,” which is rarely accessed but still has value and cannot be deleted. It is estimated that if 60% of all the stored information in the world were moved to tape storage, carbon dioxide could be reduced by 72 million tons over ten years.
*According to a study by Brad Johns Consulting, comparing the average cost for disk and tape used for archiving over 10 years.
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