Take the Quiz: What is LTFS?

Tape technology has been a steadfast storage asset in data centers for decades. Not only is it utilized for in-house applications such as backup and archive purposes, but also for use by cloud service providers to protect content and control costs. LTO technology has invigorated tape storage usage with a number of innovations to help…

March 21, 2017

Tape and Disk Storage: What do They Really Cost?

As discussed in the latest BlogBytes post, managing overall storage costs is a high priority for data storage managers in 2017. This BlogBytes post will review total cost of ownership (TCO) variables and how they relate to the holistic goals for an organization. Cost is Not Alone Those in IT management positions at any organization…

March 3, 2017

New Year’s Resolution – Control Costs

The beginning of the New Year is often filled with anticipation and hopeful wishes, with resolutions ranging from changing unwanted habits to pursuing health and financial goals. The resolutions for a business are similar and can be the catalyst to prosperous fulfillment. Based in part on the Top Ten LTO BlogBytes of the Year 2016…

February 15, 2017

TOP 10 LTO BLOGBYTES OF THE YEAR 2016

If there’s one thing we learned in 2016, it’s that businesses are looking to make data preservation more efficient and less costly. That includes managing the ever-growing size of data reserves, incorporating security measures to protect sensitive information and combating cyber-attacks.  The most popular BlogBytes (based on readership), published last year by the LTO Program,…

January 30, 2017

New Year…New Trends…New Decisions

As 2016 has now drawn to a close, let’s take a look at the trends of the future – specifically, IT tech trends for 2017. Artificial intelligence is one of the trends that shares a common theme – generating and utilizing massive amounts of information. According to IDC, there will be 44 zettabytes of data…

January 6, 2017

GV Expo Attendees Flock to LTO Technology

In early December, video, broadcast and AV professionals gathered in Washington D.C. at the Government Video Expo 2016 conference. Industry leaders came to participate in training sessions, seminars, networking opportunities and to examine the latest technology. Attendees at the conference flocked to the LTO Program booth to see LTO-7 technology and the Linear Tape File…

December 21, 2016

When Does Four Equal One?

Doing more with less is a staple of business strategy. When it comes to data storage, LTO technology can help achieve this efficiency objective. The LTO technology provider companies (HPE, IBM, and Quantum) continue to enhance each generation of LTO tape technology by increasing cartridge capacity, drive performance and reliability. The four equals one equation…

November 30, 2016

Tape: E Pluribus Archive

E Pluribus Unum is Latin for “out of many, one.” It appears on the official seal of the United States and can be found on U.S. currency. According to Wikipedia, it has come to mean “out of many peoples, races, religions, languages and ancestries has emerged a single people and nation.” In this BlogBytes, we…

November 14, 2016

Trick or Treat? Don’t Let Cyberattacks Fool You!

‘Tis the season for tricks and treats, but don’t let your organization be tricked this Halloween by data munchers! A recent MIT survey indicates that 92 percent of survey respondents from companies around the globe believe the risk of doing business is changing due to the nature of the digital economy. One of their top…

October 31, 2016

Tape: The Best Four-Letter Word

In a recent ESG blog titled “Tape is not a four-letter word, ” Jason Buffington discusses how today’s tape technology is very relevant for an organization’s data preservation. In this BlogBytes, we will review some of these storage factors including how NBC utilized LTO tape technology to manage the massive amount of video created during…

October 18, 2016