IBM Tape Systems hold the position of a market leader in the field of tape storage. Tape storage is a system that stores large amounts of data on tape. Such large amounts of data are easily generated nowadays through cloud computing. A large part of this data is rarely requested again, but has to be kept in case of need. Depending on the company and the technology used, petabytes and exabytes of data can accumulate very quickly. Here, the IBM tape storage comes into consideration as a solution. Tape storage is primarily used for long-term storage, because the data is stored on a relatively small medium, but is no longer accessible as quickly. Such storage also cleans the system, because the important and repeatedly requested data can remain on fast access systems, while the less critical data can rest on an IBM tape storage in an IBM tape library. Tape storage is above all inexpensive because the storage medium is relatively easy and cheap to manufacture and requires little space. IBM tape storage is scalable, secure and energy efficient. IBM tape systems offer the full range of tape storage solutions, starting with drives, car loaders, an IBM tape library and virtual tape systems. The IBM tape library is gaining in importance with the ever-increasing volume of data.