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 Searchstorage.com 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

Broadcasters – Unlock the Power of LTO Technology!

Safely store large amounts of data at low cost using LTO storage technology compared to disk.  Many users have also found that using the Linear Tape File System (LTFS) can unlock even more powerful benefits of LTO technology. In this BlogBytes, we will review what makes LTFS a powerful enabler for users and how content…

March 26, 2018

Oops! Your files have been encrypted.

If you see this message on your computer screen, your system has probably been infected with malware. If the message declares that you can fix the problem by paying for a decryption service, you may now be a victim of ransomware. In this BlogBytes, we will review the ransomware landscape, take a look at a…

February 28, 2018

Tape Storage – Star Wars Style

If data storage enthusiasts had been involved with the Star Wars saga these words may have been spoken by leaders of the federation, “It is time for a storage platform to rise! It is time for secure, reliable and cost effective data preservation. It is time for LTO generation-8 technology.” Yoda may have exclaimed “May…

February 15, 2018

Top 10 BlogBytes of the Year 2017

In 2017, readers of the LTO Program’s BlogBytes were made aware of the latest digital storage trends and topics – from controlling costs and combatting cyber-attacks to managing storage and getting the scoop on the new LTO generation-8 technology. Read on to learn about the Top Ten BlogBytes of 2017 based on readership. 10 –…

January 31, 2018