One of the business challenges NetApp IT faces is archiving our legal, finance, and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliant data. Backing up this data is important for legal, HR, and tax reasons. In some cases, the data must be secured for seven years for tax purposes. Like most companies, we have relied on tape backups to secure this data. Tapes are reliable, inexpensive, and present very little risk to our operations.