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Long-term archiving

  • Archive redefined

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 31 Dec 2015
  • When the word “archive” is used in conversations about storing data, it brings up preconceptions depending on the individuals and their roles in IT. The most common thought is that an archive is ...

  • New LTO-7 tape specification is now available for licensing

    Carol Sliwa - Senior Writer 19 Sep 2015
  • Hard disk drives (HDDs) are up to 8 TB and 10 TB, and flash storage may be all the rage, but tape keeps rolling along. Hewlett-Packard (HP), IBM and Quantum – the Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Program ...

  • Common cloud storage topics: archiving and gateways

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 28 Jun 2013
  • Two storage aspects always enter the discussion when talking about the cloud: archiving and the use of gateways to adapt on-premise environments. Archiving information to a cloud location is ...

  • Archiving explained

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 26 Apr 2013
  • The term archiving can be used in different contexts. Its use across vertical markets and in practice leads to confusion and communication problems. Working on strategy projects with IT clients has ...

  • Long-term archives require detailed planning

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 05 Apr 2012
  • Conversations with IT people about long-term archiving usually begin by focusing on a specific storage device, and then it quickly becomes apparent that much more is involved. Addressing a ...

  • Who makes the call on archiving?

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 26 Oct 2011
  • Data archiving makes sense when primary storage gets filled up with data that is no longer active. Data growth on primary storage – the highest performing storage with the most frequent data ...

  • Don't turn data archiving into data hoarding

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 31 May 2011
  • Archiving has the potential to change individual behavior, depending on how it is implemented and introduced to data owners. An archiving system can prompt data owners to alter the way they handle ...

  • Archiving's two primary use cases

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 05 May 2011
  • Data archiving is often incorrectly assumed to be an extension of backup. That’s mainly because earlier technology limitations necessitated the use of backup software to store data on devices. ...

  • Establishing data relevance can help archiving strategy

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 30 Mar 2011
  • As highlighted in many reports, the massive amounts of data being created today cause concerns for Information Technology pros – especially those who manage storage. These concerns involve how to ...

  • IBM demonstrates denser tape

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 22 Jan 2010
  • IBM wants everybody to know it is still advancing its tape storage systems, even as newer technologies such as 6 Gbps SAS and solid state drives (SSD) are poised to make their mark on enterprise ...