troubleshooting Question

Backup Strategy

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I have a client that is interested in replacing their current backup scheme. They are using an LTO-3 tape drive on a SBS 2008 with Backup exec 2010.
They have 2 other servers: 1 Hyper-V server hosting 5 servers and 1 web server.

I am looking at a Backup to Disk to Tape scenario. The disk is a Dell storage server with a DAS attached to it. it will also have a SAS controller with a tape drive attached to it.

The problem I am facing is that the backup windows are small and there is over 1TB of data.

What would be a good backup strategy here for connectivity purposes. If I connect the backup server via gigabyte then I am only going to get 1GB throughput from the switch.
Is there another cost effective way to connect the servers to this backup server for quicker backups?

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