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

Storage Industry Leaders Get the Scoop on LTO Tape!

The LTO Program provided the scoop on LTO technology last month at the Storage Developers Conference (SDC) in Santa Clara, California. SDC is a long standing Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) conference  created by storage developers for storage developers.  A technical industry event, SDC hosts a variety of professionals focused on storage technology. From developers…

September 30, 2016

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…

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…

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…

July 12, 2016