StarWind Virtual Tape Library
StarWind Virtual Tape Library (VTL) assists businesses in eliminating their costly tape backup process while meeting regulatory data archival and retention requirements by using Virtual Tape Libraries hosted on-premise with cloud & object storage tiering. Protect critical backups from ransomware by storing them air-gapped on virtual tapes. Replicate and tier your backups to Azure, AWS, or any other public cloud to maximise the storage cost-efficiency and security. Finally, utilise any industry-standard object storage array for the ability to scale the local storage flexibly.
VTL License Comparison
|LTO gen. Supported||LTO5, LTO8||LTO5, LTO8|
|AWS S3, AWS Glacier||Yes||Yes|
|Tape P2V migration||supported||n/a|
|Data transport service e.g. Amazon Snowball, Backblaze Fireball||$||Free|
|On-premises S3 Object Storage Support||Yes||Yes|
|Backup servers per license||2||n/a|
|Licensing model||One-time payment + ASM||Per-user, per year payment|
StarWind VTL FREE
StarWind Software offer a Free version of StarWind Virtual Tape Library. This is targeted at system admins who can maintain the backup infrastructure without support. StarWind VTL Free includes the unrestricted list of features with a GUI that works only in monitoring mode.
The free version of VTL is supported only in the open public community forum.
If you are backing up business critical data, we recommend only using the commercial version of VTL.
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StarWind VTL Benefits
VTL integrates seamlessly and does not require changes to your established backup and archival process. Included support for data migration solutions like Amazon Snowball, Azure Data Box, Backblaze Fireball, and others makes the process streamlined.
VTL will automate and secure your offsite backups and archivies by eliminating the human process and the need to transfer physical tapes offsite. At rest storage reliability is also higher with the ability to select geo-redundant storage with individual fault tolerance levels.
RETURN ON INVESTMENT
VTL offers up to x10 times faster than LTO. It is also less expensive to operate and maintain than LTO solutions. The added cloud and object storage support giving you a storage system that will scale to your needs and will become more and more cost efficient over time.