I would like to know if VTL is really a valid option nowadays? Is anyone here using it and why actually? Does it have any benefits compared to a regular server stuffed with SATA drives in RAID6/10?
Let me explain my curiosity: Our environment consists of 4 x DELL R730 servers powered by VMWare VSphere 6.0 + VEAAM Backup and Replication. We’ve been searching for a suitable backup solution and landed by VTL for VEEAM as proposal. We do not have any tape-related infrastructure in our environment, furthermore other guys told me it’s an old-school steampunk technology for freaks/hipsters. So I am rather scared to go that way and would like to know more.
Thank you in advance!