Linear Tape File System Now an International Standard (Written by David Pease, Co-Chair SNIA Linear Tape File System Technical Working Group)

Today’s BlogBytes post was previously shared on the SNIA blog, and is written by David Pease, Co-Chair SNIA Linear Tape File System Technical Working Group. For more information on the Storage Networking Industry Association, visit www.snia.org   In 2011 the Linear Tape File System (LTFS) earned IBM an Engineering Emmy Award after being recognized by FOX Networks for “improving the ability of…

June 9, 2016

SNIA LINEAR TAPE FILE SYSTEM FORMAT SPECIFICATION NOW AN ISO/IEC STANDARD

ISO/IEC reinforces confidence in file management system for Linear Tape-Open technology SILICON VALLEY, CA. and COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. (June 8, 2016) The Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Consortium and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) announced today that the Linear Tape File System (LTFS) Format Specification is now an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical…

June 8, 2016

Data Sticks to Tape

Some have said that tape storage is dying or is even dead! They say that tape is slow, not easy to use, requires lots of people to manage, costs more than disk, and is not as reliable as other forms of storage. Those thoughts have been shown to be false. Read on to understand why…

July 21, 2015