Do you Have Terabytes or Petabytes?

You may be a small- or medium-sized business with storage needs in the terabyte (TB) range or perhaps you are a large enterprise with mountains of data measured in petabytes (PBs).  In either case, both of these environments have many similar business objectives, one of which is managing data in the most cost-efficient way. In…

August 16, 2017

Tape Rises to the Top

“The chances are good that your data will end up on magnetic tape,” proclaimed Jon Toigo of Toigo Partners International in a TechTarget article.  This Blogbytes article aims to dispel the myths about tape’s role in data centers, and examine why LTO technology is a storage “must have” for IT directors and cloud vendors who…

July 26, 2017

Flash and Tape – A Perfect Pairing of Storage Technologies!

The need to have data at the fingertips of corporate managers, producers and consumers is increasing. Decisions must be made in a timely manner, which has led to the growing adoption of flash disk storage also known as Solid State Drives (SSD). This type of storage is utilized for hot data – data that requires…

July 13, 2017

Where to Store All That Video Surveillance Data

Digital video surveillance (DVS) is most notably utilized in public parks, parking garages, businesses, construction sites, neighborhoods and homes. Today, video surveillance data is growing by leaps and bounds – it is estimated that 127 million video surveillance cameras will be sold in 2017 [1]. Higher resolution cameras and longer retention periods are creating huge…

June 26, 2017

The Value of Tape is Compelling for You and the Cloud

IT storage managers experience daily pressures from all directions. Not only must they control costs, address compliance requirements, manage exponential data growth and make data available when it is needed, but also protect and secure short and long-term storage in the most cost-effective way.  In this BlogBytes article, we will discuss how LTO tape technology…

June 15, 2017

Ransomware – The Ugly Truth and How to Fight Back

Holding computer systems and data hostage for ransom is an ugly situation.  The recent “WannaCry” ransomware attack took cyber-attacks to new heights as it affected hundreds of thousands of computers around the world.  In this BlogBytes post, we will learn about this type of cyber-attack, review recent incidents, examine what you can do to protect…

May 31, 2017

One Sweet Storage Solution – The LTO Program at NAB 2017

In April, over 100,000 attendees from around the world flocked to the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference in Las Vegas to get a closer look at the latest technology solutions that will help them to better prepare, produce and protect their video projects and rich media assets. In line with the latest LTO promotional…

May 15, 2017

4K Video – Show me the Storage!

If Jerry had been an IT manager instead of a sports talent agent in the movie, Jerry Maguire, he probably would have been screaming “show me the storage” instead of the money. Money is a major part of storage selection decisions for broadcast and movie producers, and now with ultra-high definition 4K video format and…

May 5, 2017

LTFS – The Experts Have Spoken

In the last two BlogBytes posts we looked at key attributes of the Linear Tape File System (LTFS) with an LTFS Quiz and went behind the scenes to examine the magic of LTFS that makes it intuitive to use. In this BlogBytes, we’ll explore expert commentary about the technology and how it is changing the…

April 17, 2017

Outstanding Content Storage – Starring LTFS!

When you’re storing digital movie footage, saving post-production iterations or archiving broadcast ensembles, you must cast a leading role for outstanding storage! It’s imperative to have reliable backup and archive systems in place to store large amounts of content at a low cost. It’s hard to beat the economic value of tape, and, when you…

March 28, 2017