Linear tape file system (LTFS) copy software is a function that is issued to proficiently transfer files to and from LTFS tapes. The software is used for data export and import and data interchange and exchange. The LTFS copy software transfers files using multithreaded operations for improving the copy performance of files. The software copies files from the file system application programming interface. If the source or target file system is using the LTFS copy software, then users must mount the LTFS tape medium before replicating files. LTFS copy software is used for copying only regular files. Other files such as empty directories cannot be copied to the destination by using LTFS copy software. The software generates a copy of a substance of the symbolic link if a symbolic link to a file exists. LTFS copy software generates equivalent directories at the end point with full read, write, and execute permissions only when end-point directories for the regular files do not exist.
The tape area is accessible through the virtual expanded attribute of LTFS, which shows the begin square location of that document. LTFS does not provide extended information about files. Therefore, if a file is divided, the duplicate would cause tape seeks. LTFS copy software offers benefits such as improved performance for defragmentation and retrieval of a tape medium and the ability to copy tape contents with optimum order.
The global LTFS copy software market is driven by a rise in demand for optimizing performance of data or file transfer among enterprises in order to manage transfer of large amounts of data. This is primarily because LTFS copy software optimizes performance of file or data transfers through disk or memory buffering, multithreaded operations, and multifile reads from source to destination. Furthermore, the ability to copy with large amounts of data in the hard disk drive is another major factor boosting the global LTFS copy software market. A rise in demand for the exchange of data between Windows and Mac OS X platforms among enterprises is also augmenting the LTFS copy software market. Additionally, LTFS copy software enables users to see copy progress and remaining time on the graphical user interface (GUI) .Currently, a rise in the need for data security during the process is also propelling the market. LTFS copy software stores data securely to the linear tape-open (LTO) tape. It copies and verifies the process of the data automatically and saves data securely.
The global LTFS copy software market can be segmented based on component, deployment, end-user, enterprise size, and region. In terms of component, the LTFS copy software market can be classified into software and services. The services segment can be split into professional and managed services. Based on deployment, the LTFS copy software market can be categorized into on-premise and cloud-based. In terms of enterprise size, the LTFS copy software market can be classified into small and medium enterprises and large enterprises. Based on end-user, the LTFS copy software market can be categorized into media and entertainment, government, BFSI, education, and others.
In terms of region, the global LTFS software market can be segmented into Europe, North America, Middle East & Africa, South America, and Asia Pacific. North America is anticipated to dominate the LTFS software market over the forecast period. The region has a high concentration of the media & entertainment industry, which is augmenting the demand for LTFS copy software. Asia Pacific is anticipated to offer significant growth opportunities for vendors of LTFS software across the region. Factors such as increase in industrial development, advancement of technologies, and urbanization are propelling the demand for LTFS software in Asia Pacific.
Major players operating in the global LTFS copy software market include Imagine Products, Inc., International Business Machines Corporation, Unitex Corporation, QStar Technologies, Inc., Quantum Corporation, Sunstar Company, Inc., YoYotta, and Storage Networking Industry Association.
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