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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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November 09, 2021
40% of organizations suffered a cloud-based data breach in the past 12 months - Help Net Security
Despite increasing cyberattacks targeting data in the cloud, 83% of businesses are still failing to encrypt half of the sensitive data they store in the cloud, raising even greater concerns as to the impact cyber criminals can have. 40% of organizations have experienced a cloud-based data breach in the past 12 months, according to a study conducted by 451 Research.Pandemic has accelerated cloud transformationCloud adoption is on the rise and businesses are continuing to diversify the way they use cloud solutions. Globally, 57% of respondents reported they make use of two or more cloud infrastructure providers, whilst 24% of organizations flagged that the majority of their workloads and data now reside in the cloud.In fact, according to a recent study by McKinsey & Company, companies globally have accelerated their cloud adoption by three years compared to pre-pandemic adoption rates. This marks a significant shift in the use of cloud-based solutions, from being purely data storage solutions, to environments in which data is used transactionally and supports day-to-day business operations.Security in the cloud is mixedAccording to the study, 21% of businesses host the majority of their sensitive data in the cloud, while 40% reported a breach in the last year. There are some common trends as to where companies turn when considering how to secure their cloud infrastructure, with 33% reporting multi-factor authentication (MFA) as being a central part of their cybersecurity strategy. However, only 17% of those surveyed have encrypted more than half of the data they store in the cloud. This figure drops to 15% where organizations have adopted a multicloud approach.Even where businesses protect their data with encryption, 34% of organizations leave the control of keys to service providers rather than retaining control themselves. Where large numbers of organizations fail to protect their data sufficiently with encryption, limiting potential access points becomes even more critical. However, 48% of business leaders globally admitted their organization does not have a zero trust strategy, and 25% aren’t even considering one.Complexity as a concernBusinesses share common concerns about the increasing complexity of cloud services. 46% of global respondents claimed managing privacy and data protection in the cloud is more complex than on-premises solutions.Hybrid models are common with many organizations not moving entirely to the cloud. 55% of businesses have indicated a preference for a ‘lift & shift’ approach to cloud adoption over re-architecting, as cloud becomes a more integrated part of the business infrastructure.Sebastien Cano, SVP for Cloud Protection and Licensing activities at Thales comments: “Organizations across the world are struggling to navigate the increased complexity that comes with greater adoption of cloud-based solutions. A robust security strategy is essential to ensuring data and business operations remain secure. With nearly every business reliant on the cloud to some extent, it is vital that security teams have the ability to discover, protect, and maintain control of their data.”Fernando Montenegro Principal Research Analyst, Information Security at 451 Research, added from the 2021 Thales Global Cloud Security Study: “Protecting customer data is always the priority, and organizations should strongly consider reviewing their strategies and approaches to proactively protect data in cloud. This includes understanding the role of specific technologies including encryption and key management, as well as the shared responsibilities between providers and their customers.“As data privacy and sovereignty regulations grow, it will be paramount that organizations have a clear understanding of how they remain responsible for data security and make clear decisions about who is in control and who can access their sensitive data.”

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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.

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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. 

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IBM

Quantum