The Evolution of Backup - Infographic

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axcient.com 800.715.2339 3000 BC CLAY TABLETS are used to record commercial transactions. Backup consisted of duplicating the tablets. PAPYRUS starts being used in Egypt. Manually copying a papyrus is the only form of safeguarding it. 197 BC VELLUM OR PARCHMENT , made from animal skin, eventually replaced papyrus. 1960S MAGNETIC TAPES start replacing punch cards for data storage. 1969 FIRST FLOPPY DISK is introduced. 1970S TAPE CARTRIDGES and cassette tapes start being widely used as a low cost data storage system. 1890S HERMAN HOLLERITH invented the punch card, so that data could be recorded in a medium that could also be read by a machine. 105 AD PAPER is invented and kept in safes for storage and protection. 1800S TYPEWRITERS are invented, gaining momentum in the 1860s. Carbon paper was used to create copies of typed documents, to be stored in filing cabinets. 1900-1950S PUNCH CARDS are the primary method for data entry, data storage, and data processing. Cards had to be handled with care and stored accordingly. 1980S CD-R & CD-RW conquered the market. 1982 MAYNARD ELECTRONICS is founded, and Archive, a backup software that later is renamed Backup Exec, is created. 1987 DAT (DIGITAL AUDIO STORAGE) tapes hit the market, gain interest from the corporate world for data storage and backup. EARLY '90S DECLINING COSTS of rewritable CDs (CD-RW) help boost the media as a viable alternative for file backups. Later replaced by DVDs. 1994 IOMEGA ZIP DRIVE , is released, becoming very popular. LATE '90S SANs (STORAGE AREA NETWORKS) gain traction in the corporate world. VTL (virtual tape libraries) start being used to replace tape libraries. 2000S USB FLASH DRIVE enters the market. Kills IOMEGA and their removable disks. MID 2000S EXTERNAL HARD DRIVES start gaining market share and being used for backup. LATE 2000S NAS (NETWORK ATTACHED STORAGE) climbs in reputation in the corporate world. 2005 VTL GAINS WIDER ADOPTION , replacing tape libraries in an increasing number of companies. 2006 AMAZON LAUNCHES EC2, and S3 for cloud storage. 2007 DROPBOX FOUNDED , makes cheap cloud storage available for the masses. Axcient is founded as a new type of cloud platform for data protection and recovery, focusing on the corporate market. 2009 SSD (SOLID STATE STORAGE) technology starts gaining traction and wider adoption. 2013 SYMANTEC EXITS THE CLOUD SPACE shutting down Backup Exec.cloud. Gartner coins the term "Recovery-as-a-Service" based on the popularity of cloud-based disaster recovery solutions like Axcient and estimates a projected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of at least 21% during the next three years. 2500 BC

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The Evolution of Backup technology through time. 3000 BC: CLAY TABLETS are used to record commercial transactions. Backup consisted of duplicating the tablets. 2500 BC: PAPYRUS starts being used in Egypt. Manually copying a papyrus is the only form of safeguarding it. 197 BC: VELLUM OR PARCHMENT, made from animal skin, eventually replaced papyrus. 105 AD: PAPER is invented and kept in safes for storage and protection. 1800s: TYPEWRITERS are invented, gaining momentum in the 1860s. Carbon paper was used to create copies of typed documents, to be stored in ling cabinets. 1890: HERMAN HOLLERITH invented the punch card, so that data could be recorded in a medium that could also be read by a machine. 1900 - 1950: PUNCH CARDS are the primary method for data entry, data storage, and data processing. Cards had to be handled with care and stored accordingly. 1960: MAGNETIC TAPES start replacing punch cards for data storage. 1969: FIRST FLOPPY DISK is introduced. 1970: TAPE CARTRIDGES and cassette tapes start being widely used as a low cost data storage system. 1980: CD-R & CD-RW conquered the market. 1982: MAYNARD ELECTRONICS is founded, and Archive, a backup software that later is renamed Backup Exec, is created. 1987: DAT (DIGITAL AUDIO STORAGE) tapes hit the market, gain interest from the corporate world for data storage and backup. Early 90s: DECLINING COSTS of rewritable CDs (CD-RW) help boost the media as a viable alternative for le backups. Later replaced by DVDs. 1994: IOMEGA ZIP DRIVE, is released, becoming very popular. Late 90's: SANs (STORAGE AREA NETWORKS) gain traction in the corporate world. VTL (virtual tape libraries) start being used to replace tape libraries. Early 2000s: USB FLASH DRIVE enters the market. Kills IOMEGA and their removable disks. Mid 200s: EXTERNAL HARD DRIVES start gaining market share and being used for backup. Late 200s: NAS (NETWORK ATTACHED STORAGE) climbs in reputation in the corporate world. 2005: VTL GAINS WIDER ADOPTION, replacing tape libraries in an increasing number of companies. 2006: AMAZON LAUNCHES EC2, and S3 for cloud storage. 2007: DROPBOX FOUNDED, makes cheap cloud storage available for the masses.Axcient is founded as a new type of cloud platform for data protection and recovery, focusing on the corporate market. 2009: SSD (SOLID STATE STORAGE) technology starts gaining traction and wider adoption. 2013: SYMANTEC EXITS THE CLOUD SPACE shutting down Backup Exec.cloud. Gartner coins the term "Recovery-as-a-Service" based on the popularity of cloud-based disaster recovery solutions like Axcient and estimates a projected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of at least 21% during the next three years.

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axcient.com 800.715.2339

3000 BC

CLAY TABLETS are used to record commercial transactions. Backup consisted of duplicating the tablets. 

PAPYRUS star ts being used in Egypt. Manually copying a papyrus is the only form of safeguarding it. 

197 BC

VELLUM OR PARCHMENT , made from animal skin, eventually replaced papyrus.

1960S

MAGNET IC TAPES star t replacing punch cards for data storage.

1969F IRST F LOPPY D ISK is introduced. 

1970S

TAPE CARTR IDGES and cassette tapes star t being widely used as a low cost data storage system.

1890S

HERMAN HOLLER ITH invented the punch card, so that data could be recorded in a medium that could also be read by a machine.

105 AD

PAPER is invented and kept in safes for storage and protection.

1800S

TYPEWRITERS are invented, gaining momentum in the 1860s. Carbon paper was used to create copies of typed documents, to be stored in �ling cabinets.

1900-1950S

PUNCH CARDS are the primary method for data entry, data storage, and data processing. Cards had to be handled with care and stored accordingly.

1980S

CD-R & CD-RW conquered the market.

1982MAYNARD ELECTRONICS is founded, and Archive, a backup software that later is renamed Backup Exec, is created.

1987DAT (D IG ITAL AUDIO STORAGE) tapes hit the market, gain interest from the corporate world for data storage and backup.

EARLY '90S

DECL IN ING COSTS of rewritable CDs (CD-RW) help boost the media as a viable alternative for �le backups. Later replaced by DVDs.

1994

IOMEGA Z IP DR IVE , is released, becoming very popular.

LATE '90S

SANs (STORAGE AREA NETWORKS) gain traction in the corporate world. VTL (vir tual tape libraries) star t being used to replace tape libraries.

2000S

USB FLASH DR IVE enters the market. Kills IOMEGA and their removable disks.

MID 2000S

EXTERNAL HARD DR IVES star t gaining market share and being used for backup.

LATE 2000S

NAS (NETWORK ATTACHED STORAGE) climbs in reputation in the corporate world.

2005

VTL GAINS WIDER ADOPT ION , replacing tape libraries in an increasing number of companies.

2006AMAZON LAUNCHES EC2, and S3 for cloud storage.

2007DROPBOX FOUNDED , makes cheap cloud storage available for the masses. Axcient is founded as a new type of cloud platform for data protection and recovery, focusing on the corporate market.

2009SSD (SOL ID STATE STORAGE) technology star ts gaining traction and wider adoption.

2013SYMANTEC EX ITS THE CLOUD SPACE shutting down Backup Exec.cloud. Gartner coins the term "Recovery-as-a-Service" based on the popularity of cloud-based disaster recovery solutions like Axcient and estimates a projected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of at least 21% during the next three years. 

2500 BC