Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Magnetic tapes have been a primary medium of backup storage for a long time in many organizations. In this paper, the possibility of establishing an inter-network accessible, centralized, tape based data backup facility is evaluated. The authors' motive is to develop a cloud storage service that organizations can use for long term storage of big data which is typically write-once-read-many. This Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud can provide the much needed cost effectiveness in storing huge amounts of data exempting client organizations from high infrastructure investments.