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Are you maintaining legacy tape infrastructure and feel like there’s no way out? Do you want to modernize your data archives but feel overwhelmed by large or complex collections? Look no further than Tape Ark’s Mass Tape Ingest Services

Tape Ark is focused purely on the mass migration of data from physical tapes to AWS based cloud storage, allowing customers to break free from the management and costs of legacy tape backup platforms. Simply retrieve the legacy tapes from offsite storage, send them to Tape Ark and Tape Ark will migrate the media (irrespective of age, type or format) onto AWS to provide a fully cloud based tape management and restore platform. Tape Ark has built mass data ingest facilities in Australia, India, UK, USA & Canada.

Depending on your needs, tape archives can be virtualized or restored.

Tape Ark Tape Migration: Virtualization Tape Ark will virtualize your entire physical tape collection, and preserve your legacy backups to a secure, highly redundant, low-cost Virtual Tape Library (VTL) based in AWS. The end result is a tape, hardware and software free tape collection available in the cloud at the click of a button. The backup software, tape drives, and tapes themselves exist as virtual copies, removing expensive and no longer necessary hardware and software from customers' infrastructure. Even the original appearance of the media is documented and preserved, such that exact replicas of the physical tape collection could be reproduced in the future if desired.

Tape Ark Tape Migration: Restore Tape Ark will restore your data from tape into the cloud, so that access to your content can be streamlined and scaled to meet your needs. The data is presented in its original native or raw format, ready for customers to ingest into today’s modern applications. This service enables customers to get fast access to legacy content – anytime and anywhere. Data in the cloud can be connected to new applications and also used in AI & ML tools. This solution suits companies looking to increase the utility and value of their data archives (monetize) such as Research Centres for data analysis and Film Studios for streaming content.


  • Easy to use - Flexible, easy to manage and reliable, offering lower latency, and enhanced performance over offsite backup facilities
  • Convenient - The service is non-disruptive to current work loads
  • Cost-saving - Eliminate the cost of expensive and no longer necessary hardware and software from your infrastructure
  • Efficiency - Significantly reduces the time & effort in manual handling of tapes & restore events. What might have taken a few days to recover from offsite storage can now be retrieved in a matter of hours
  • Reduced Exposure - Ensure the integrity of sensitive data by removing the risk of tape deterioration and faulty hardware
  • Boost Income - Raise potential revenue opportunities by gaining insights from your readily accessible legacy data
  • Environmental - Reduce CO2 emissions due to Data Centre usage and courier vans. Transfer DC usage to renewable energy consuming DC’s from AWS


  • Tape Audit - Not sure exactly what tapes you have in your collection, what they contain, or where to begin? No problem! Tape Ark will conduct a thorough Tape Audit including QR coding, photography, RFID chip reading, and analysis prior to ingest
  • Tape Management - We offer ongoing physical tape storage, management, and secure destruction & disposal should you need it
  • No Upfront Fees - Ideal for organizations looking to avoid large capital outlays, we offer tailored plans suitable to your business needs
  • Secure & Reliable - Tape Ark leverages extensive security protocols including encryption at rest, air gap, immutability, and encryption during transfer while migrating your data to the cloud
  • Hassle-free - Tape Ark connects your existing backup tape application to the virtual tapes, which means no internal training or process change is required
  • Onsite Services - Tape Ark services are available globally, with mass ingest facilities located in Australia, India, United Kingdom, USA and Canada. Tape Ark also offers mobilization to customer sites for in house data ingest (subject to connectivity requirements)
  • Tape Retrieval - We understand the value of your data archives so you will never be without access. Plans for mid-project tape restores or retrievals are put in place should you need access to your data ahead of project completion

Getting Started

Connect with a data migration expert to learn more about custom offers and how we can help you ingest your physical tape archive:

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Pricing Information

This service is priced based on the scope of your request. Please contact seller for pricing details.


Tape Ark's friendly customer service team look forward to helping you with further information on our Comprehensive Media Audit and Tape Migration services