WHAT IS LTO TECHNOLOGY?

Linear Tape Open (LTO), also known as the LTO Ultrium format is a powerful, scalable, adaptable open tape format that is optimized for high capacity, maximum storage density and performance.

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9th November 2020

 

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Low cost. Security from ransomware. Flexible expansion capability. Only LTO technology.

Latest Headlines

October 27, 2020
Remote Workers Ignore Training to Open Suspicious Emails
Remote Workers Ignore Training to Open Suspicious EmailsRemote workers are increasingly putting corporate data and systems at risk by failing to follow best practice security, according to new research from Mimecast.The email security vendor polled over 1000 global respondents working from corporate machines to compile its latest report, Company-issued computers: What are employees really doing with them?It found a litany of risky behavior: for example, 73% of respondents frequently use their company-issued device for personal matters such as checking webmail (47%), carrying out financial transactions (38%) and online shopping (35%).It also revealed that, although most (96%) of the respondents said they were aware of the repercussions of clicking through on malicious phishing links, nearly half (45%) open emails they consider to be suspicious.This is despite the fact that 64% claimed to have received special security training to equip them better for the new normal of working from home.Nearly half (45%) also admitted to not reporting such emails to their IT security teams.Michael Madon, senior vice president of awareness training and threat intelligence at Mimecast, argued that corporate efforts to change behaviors are failing.“With everyone’s home becoming their new office, classroom and place of residence, it’s not really a surprise that employees are using their company-issued devices for personal use. However, better training is crucial to avoid putting the company at risk,” he added.“Employees need to be engaged, and training needs to be short, visual, relevant and include humor to make the message resonate. Awareness training can’t be just another check-the-box activity if you want a security conscious organization.”The report’s findings chime with one from Trend Micro earlier this year which found that 39% of remote workers access corporate data on personal devices, and 36% of these devices do not even have basic password protection. It also revealed that half (52%) have IoT devices connected to their home network, which could expose it to additional security risks.

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Keeping Backups Safe Using LTO Tape
Malware in the form of holding data for ransom has been a threat to organizations for years. Ransomware attacks are getting more sophisticated and are targeting a new class of data – backups! Ransomware will now look to delete any type of backups it comes across, for example, any Windows backup files and shared network drives. Learn how to defend against this type of cyberattack. https://bit.ly/3110GdS

Video Surveillance Storage Challenges
We review some alarming incidents caught on camera and what IT departments can do to keep up with the demands of storing video surveillance content with help from LTO technology.

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Does your organization use an active archive? 

Do you know the benefits of an active archive? Do you know that LTO tape storage is used to securely archive important information and that it does it economically? Learn more in this issue of LTO BlogBytes! #tapefortomorrow #lto #bigdata

LTO Case Studies

Award-winning studio protects workflow with LTO Technology

Aardman is an independent and multi-award-winning studio. It produces feature films, series, advertising, interactive entertainment and innovative attractions for both the domestic and international market. The studio’s work includes the creation of much-loved characters such as Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Morph.

Business Needs

  •  Manage and efficiently store video production material at each phase of the workflow

  • Protect video assets from any form of accidental or intentional destruction and ransomware attacks

  • Control costs and stay within planned budget

  • Easily access archived content for edits, conforms, final productions and future reference.

Solution – Results:

  •  Implemented LTO tape drives and automated libraries with about 100 slot capacity.

  • Production staff can straightforwardly
    retrieve video content from tape libraries for any phase of production.

  • Able to store each step of the workflow securely to LTO tape

  • Easy to create second tape copy of video content to store offsite for disaster protection.

Newsbytes

LTO Tape Shipment Report
Reveals Record Breaking
Tape Capacity Shipments

July 2020

Continued increase in capacity shipments point to reliance on LTO tape in modern-day storage environments.

The LTO Program Technology Provider Companies (TPCs), Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM Corporation and Quantum today released their annual tape media shipment report, detailing year-over-year shipments. 

The LTO Program announces Fujifilm and Sony are now both licensees of Generation 8 Technology

August 2019

LTO Seeing Continued Relevance for Archive and Offline Long-Term storage.

The LTO Program Technology Provider Companies (TPCs), Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM Corporation and Quantum are pleased to announce Fujifilm and Sony are now licensees of Generation 8 technology, meaning that both companies are planning to produce LTO-8 media moving forward. 

Hewlett Packard Enterprise
IBM

Quantum