They tell you it is faster, easy to implement, operate and manage. They tell you: it is virtualization in a box, the software-defined datacenter with servers, storage and networking abstraction; it is the new building block of infrastructure.
If I can take a snapshot of my system, why do I need backup? Or if I already have backup, why do you want me to archive?
Tape allows you to easily have a second media to save your data to, and because it does not need to be online (it is a copy), you can ship it to another location to meet the requirement of having …
This type of backup provides the right balance between cost, complexity, speed, availability, recoverability and retention. Does this mean that you can just buy a few hard drives in the computer shop across the street?
How much of that data are you willing to lose to ransomware or deletion? Probably none... or maybe a little bit. This is the reason your organization needs to have a solid backup strategy.