One Sweet Storage Solution – The LTO Program at NAB 2017

In April, over 100,000 attendees from around the world flocked to the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference in Las Vegas to get a closer look at the latest technology solutions that will help them to better prepare, produce and protect their video projects and rich media assets. In line with the latest LTO promotional…

May 15, 2017

4K Video – Show me the Storage!

If Jerry had been an IT manager instead of a sports talent agent in the movie, Jerry Maguire, he probably would have been screaming “show me the storage” instead of the money. Money is a major part of storage selection decisions for broadcast and movie producers, and now with ultra-high definition 4K video format and…

May 5, 2017

LTFS – The Experts Have Spoken

In the last two BlogBytes posts we looked at key attributes of the Linear Tape File System (LTFS) with an LTFS Quiz and went behind the scenes to examine the magic of LTFS that makes it intuitive to use. In this BlogBytes, we’ll explore expert commentary about the technology and how it is changing the…

April 17, 2017

Outstanding Content Storage – Starring LTFS!

When you’re storing digital movie footage, saving post-production iterations or archiving broadcast ensembles, you must cast a leading role for outstanding storage! It’s imperative to have reliable backup and archive systems in place to store large amounts of content at a low cost. It’s hard to beat the economic value of tape, and, when you…

March 28, 2017

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