Attendees Swarm LTO Technology Booth at IBC in Amsterdam

There was a “buzz” in Europe earlier this month when nearly 100,000 broadcasters, movie producers, post production companies and technical experts swarmed like bees to honey to the International Broadcasters Conference (IBC) in Amsterdam. The LTO Program team was on-hand to demonstrate LTO-7 technology and the industry open-standard, Linear Tape File System (LTFS). In this…

September 23, 2016

Where to Put 40 ZBs of Data?

Tape vs Blu-ray – Which is Best for your Business? IDC projects that by the year 2020 the digital universe will reach 40 zettabytes. That’s 5,200 gigabytes (over 5 terabytes) of data for every person on the planet. The amazing thing is that this is 50 times more than previous forecasts! A large and growing…

August 31, 2016

Tape: There’s so much to love!

As users know, LTO tape technology has a low acquisition cost, low power consumption, integrated security features and ease-of-use attributes. There’s so much for users to love! Every time they meet their storage budget, pay an energy utility bill, address a security requirement, thwart a cyber-attack or need to easily retrieve essential archived data, users…

August 23, 2016

Hot, Cool and Cold Data

What Temperature is Your Data? This summer temperatures are soaring. Is your data storage running hot, too?  There are varying degrees of data temperature; however, most data is cold. How this temperature is gauged is based on access activity. Studies show that after data is stored, 80 percent or more goes untouched.  That’s cold!  If…

July 28, 2016

Data Security Featured at International Conference

The LTO Program featured LTO-7 tape technology and the Linear Tape File System (LTFS) at the recent IFSEC International security conference in London, England. IFSEC International is the biggest security exhibition in Europe with over 27,000 global security professionals and more than 600 exhibitors in attendance. Participants were eager to learn about security solutions to…

July 12, 2016

Green is the New Black

Going “green” isn’t a new concept. For IT execs and CFOs, it is becoming a top priority to help save the planet and most assuredly to save money. According to a report by IDC, the digital universe is doubling in size every two years and by 2020 the data we create and copy will reach…

June 30, 2016

I’ve Got My Head in the Clouds – Is a Storm Coming?

Many organizations today have considered using a cloud service for storing information. Cloud storage can be convenient, efficient, and cost-effective. However, when it comes to using the cloud for disaster recovery (DR), some storage managers are up all night worrying about an impending data storm. In this BlogBytes post, we will examine some of the…

June 14, 2016

Linear Tape File System Now an International Standard (Written by David Pease, Co-Chair SNIA Linear Tape File System Technical Working Group)

Today’s BlogBytes post was previously shared on the SNIA blog, and is written by David Pease, Co-Chair SNIA Linear Tape File System Technical Working Group. For more information on the Storage Networking Industry Association, visit www.snia.org   In 2011 the Linear Tape File System (LTFS) earned IBM an Engineering Emmy Award after being recognized by FOX Networks for “improving the ability of…

June 9, 2016

Half a Zettabyte of Data Stored on LTO Tape!

Recently, the LTO Program published a tape media shipment report that showed more than 385,000 petabytes of total data capacity has been shipped since the introduction of LTO Ultrium cartridges in 2000. That’s nearly a half a zettabyte! A half zettabyte is a lot of data – so much data, in fact, that it would…

May 26, 2016

Lights – Camera – Action!

Media and Entertainment Professionals Seek Out LTO – LTFS Where can you find over 100,000 professionals from all corners of the media and entertainment industry to come together to witness and examine dynamic innovation and cutting-edge technologies? The answer is the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show 2016, which attracts attendees from broadcast and cable TV, digital…

May 10, 2016