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…

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,…

May 10, 2016

LTO-7 Technology Reveals Security Storage Secrets

Participants at the recent ISC West 2016 security show were very intrigued by the secure storage benefits offered by LTO technology. The LTO Program sponsored a booth at the show where the team demonstrated LTO-7 digital tape drives with the Linear Tape File System (LTFS) to show attendees the ease of use and long-term digital…

April 26, 2016

ESG Study Reveals Astounding Storage Cost Conclusions

Storage managers are continually monitoring, managing and struggling with cost control related to the storage of data – whether it is in a small, medium or large enterprise environment. Managers want to improve their capital expenditure efficiency while providing outstanding service. In February, 2016, The Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) released a white paper describing a…

April 11, 2016

LTFS Implementations – The Inside Scoop (Part 2)

In part one of this LTFS series we showed you an inside look at what LTFS is and the secret sauce that makes it work. In part 2, this BlogBytes will examine exciting LTFS implementations that can be engaged in a variety of industry segments including movie and TV production, medical imaging, digital surveillance, legal…

March 24, 2016

LTFS – The Inside Scoop (Part 1)

When you want to save big data files, view a directory list of the files, or open and move the files, you want it to be intuitive and easy, just like using a USB storage stick!  Wouldn’t it be great if storing big data could also be cost effective and last for decades? We have…

March 10, 2016

SSG-Now Labs Puts LTO-7 Tape through Spring Cleaning Tests

One of the biggest spring cleaning tasks is getting rid of clutter and organizing household items. This can include all parts of the home from the kitchen to closets and everywhere in-between. The same goes for business data, which needs to be organized and categorized from laptops to servers and all digital corners in-between. For…

February 24, 2016