Tape Storage Council Annual Report 2023

Tape is Primed for the Rise of Secondary Storage


Digital data creation continues to grow at 25% or more per year, at least 80% of the worlds digital data is lower activity data optimally suited for secondary storage. Tape is the greenest storage technology and can significantly reduce carbon emissions and eWaste from data center operations. It’s no coincidence that the rise of many new tape advancements corresponds with the rise in secondary storage demand. After carefully considering the alternatives for the foreseeable future – tape has clearly positioned itself as the primary choice for secondary storage.

TSC Annual Report (September 2023)