February 12, 2016
After Rich Castagna offered his look at the future of data storage in 2016, vendors and analysts shared their guesses on what will happen this year.
October 06, 2015
Linear Tape-Open (LTO) program leaders say latest LTO-7 bit error rate improvements are significant for reliability, see tape used with flash as "flape" system.
October 02, 2015
It's hard to tell which storage techs will stand the test of time, but looking back at some of yesterday's storage technologies can help.
August 07, 2015
Quantum beefs up Scalar i6000 LTO appliances to support twice as much drive density, adds RESTful management for automated management of tape libraries.
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FLAPE (flash plus tape) is an approach to tiered storage that allows administrators to archive data as soon as it is written. Continue Reading
LTFS (Linear Tape File System) is a file system specification that allows Linear Tape-Open (LTO) storage technology to be indexed. Continue Reading
Evaluate LTFS Vendors & Products
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Many facilities are reintroducing tape. George Crump discusses why a tape backup system can be an effective platform for your organization. Continue Reading
Over the last several years, many organizations have at least partially transitioned from writing backups to local tape libraries to creating cloud-based backups. One of the primary obstacles that organizations may encounter along the way is that many of the major backup applications are designed to either work with virtual tape libraries or with proprietary, vendor-specific cloud storage. More recently however, some of the major public cloud providers have begun offering cloud-based virtual tape library services. These services help to bridge the gap between backup software and cloud storage, thereby making it much easier to write backups to the cloud while continuing to use existing backup software. This Drill Down examines the practicality of using a cloud-based virtual tape library service, as well as some of the pros and cons of doing so. Continue Reading
There are a bunch of IBM 3592 'J' tape designations. How do you order the right capacity for your tape drives? Do you take compression into account? Continue Reading
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The private cloud versus public cloud decision for cold data storage hinges on data amounts, length of storage and access needs, consultant advises. Continue Reading
Ben Woo, founder of Neuralytix, discusses LTFS integration among major backup vendors of tape libraries in this Expert Answer. Continue Reading
The latest forecast for data storage technologies has LTFS heating up, clouds rather cool and the forecast perhaps changing for solid-state storage. Continue Reading
Problem Solve LTFS Issues
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Ben Woo of Neuralytix discusses what forthcoming technology will improve tape capacity, reliability and access to data in this Expert Answer. Continue Reading
Brien Posey discusses the slow development of Linear Tape File System products for backup or archiving in this Expert Answer. Continue Reading
Storage tiering strategies, from magnetic tape to arrays, are enjoying a renaissance in a cost-focused, performance-hungry business world. Continue Reading