Data Protection’s Future is Bright

The state of affairs for data protection is doing well today and the future outlook is impressive. In this BlogBytes, we will review what experts are saying about data protection strategies, the role that tape plays in these strategies and the outlook for tape technology in the future – put on your shades because it’s…

August 21, 2018

Ransomware – It’s Maddening!

The malware category known as ransomware is widely used by cyber-criminals. Ransomware uses malicious encryption code to lock up computer systems and data files. Cyber-attackers then demand a ransom to release the frozen files. It is estimated that in 2017, a cyber-attack occurred approximately every minute with about two thirds of all malware attacks demanding…

July 26, 2018

When does 8 equal 30?

No, it’s not new math; it’s a key trait of LTO-8 technology! One LTO generation-8 cartridge really can store up to 30TB of compressed data.  You might be aware that up to 90 percent of data goes untouched once it’s been stored – that’s why data storage managers are putting infrequently accessed (or cold data)…

July 18, 2018

With CCTV, it’s not only what you see, it’s also what you can recall that matters most!

Video surveillance cameras are appearing everywhere. Municipalities, businesses and citizens around the world are installing video surveillance cameras to help deter criminal activity and support law enforcement and first responders perform their daily duties. For example, there are about 17,000 security cameras in and around New York City that create mountains of digital video content….

June 28, 2018

Does Your Data Have a Safety Blanket?

By definition a safety blanket provides a person with protection from danger and threats – but does your critical data have a ‘storage safety blanket’ to rely on for protection in the long-term? In this BlogBytes, we take a look at how LTO tape technology has got you covered to provide the ultimate safety blanket…

June 14, 2018

The Dark Side of Data Storage

Did you know that the current industry best practice for Recovery Point Objective’s (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective’s (RTO) is 15 minute RPO and 1 hour RTO respectively?  According to the recent IDC webinar, Optimize Data Protection Costs and Defeat Malware for Data-Centric Organizations, the previous recovery times used to be 24 hours! These new…

June 1, 2018

Make sure your cloud has a silver lining

You want your data to be easily accessible at an affordable cost when you need to recover it.  In addition, the data must be protected against corruption and cyber-attack.  Some companies have chosen to store some of their data with a cloud backup provider, but off-premises data can be as vulnerable to system malfunction, malware…

May 16, 2018

Big Data – Taming the Wild Beast

By now, you may have heard the term “brontobyte.”  This may sound like the action of a prehistoric creature, when in fact a recent article, cites a brontobyte as a data measurement classification of 10 to the 27th power of bytes! To make things a little bit clearer, 1,000 yottabytes make up one brontobyte…

April 30, 2018

The NAB Show – We Need to Store More!

In April, tens of thousands of broadcasters and movie makers stormed the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas to see how the latest technology will help them manage their TV, radio and movie-making operations. One of the key concerns shared during the event was how to efficiently and cost-effectively store large media…

April 23, 2018

LTO-8 Technology Featured at OPC Summit

In March, the Open Compute Project (OCP) held its annual US Summit at the San Jose Convention Center in California. The Summit hosted more than 3,000 key decision makers, executives, engineers, developers and suppliers – including the LTO Program team. The purpose was to help grow and support the open hardware ecosystem. In this BlogBytes,…

April 4, 2018