Magnetic tape storage News
September 29, 2016
Spectra Logic is extending its BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway line upwards and downwards. The tape vendor has added an entry-level model and a much larger offering that more than triples the ...
January 25, 2016
SearchStorage began in-depth coverage of the enterprise storage market in 2000, when Compaq was a major player, IBM looked prescient and EMC had its first $2 billion quarter.
November 09, 2015
Storage Decisions 2015 panel discusses future of disk and tape, and offers hints for dealing with cloud storage, flash and impact of recent events in the data storage industry.
April 06, 2015
Storage is moving out of the realm of magnetics and solid-state electronics and into the world of biology, or DNA to be specific.
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LTO-1 is the first tape format from the Linear Tape-Open Consortium. It has 100 GB native capacity (200 GB compressed) and a native transfer speed of 20 MBps (40 MBps compressed). Continue Reading
LTO-10 is an unreleased tape format from the Linear Tape-Open Consortium. It will offer read-and-write backwards compatibility with tapes from the previous generation. Continue Reading
LTO-8 is a planned, but not yet released tape format from the Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Consortium. It will succeed the LTO-7 version. Continue Reading
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Use of magnetic tape in enterprise storage is set to break out, even as the cloud market slows and software-defined storage and hyper-converged infrastructure stumble. Continue Reading
Tape-based backup received a bad rap, but the technology is coming back strong. Explore three reasons why tape could be a good data backup option for your organization. Continue Reading
Many archival media types are available, including disk and cloud, but their level of reliability and storage density varies. Continue Reading
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Tape data storage is very much alive as a means of seeding clouds with local data and as the main method for storing and archiving the tsunami of data facing all of us. Continue Reading
I want to share a tape drive between the IBM System z mainframe and other IBM systems. Are there prerequisites for tape drive sharing? Continue Reading
Dedupe arrays, integrated backup appliances and cloud backups are three ways enterprise users are backing up files. Continue Reading
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There are a bunch of IBM 3592 'J' tape designations. How do you order the right capacity for your tape drives? Do you take compression into account? Continue Reading
Ben Woo, founder of Neuralytix, discusses whether cloud storage is being preferred to tape for long-term data retention in this Expert Answer. Continue Reading
David Hill, analyst with the Mesabi Group, discusses tape’s role in active archiving. Continue Reading