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Tape backup and tape libraries

  • May 05, 2008 05 May'08

    Hot tape may get a cold reception

    Imation has demonstrated a new technology that at least doubles the capacity of LTO-4 tape. But analysts question if this development will have a major impact on the tape market.

  • February 28, 2008 28 Feb'08

    Sun automates tiered data archiving

    Sun rolls out new tape library and key management system, along with multitiered archive system that uses SAM-FS to automatically migrate data.

  • December 04, 2007 04 Dec'07

    Sun improves mainframe VTL support, boosts performance for StorageTek VSM

    Sun boosts performance of Virtual Storage Manager for mainframe VTLs. VSM can now perform a sustained write of more than 600 megabytes/sec.

  • November 26, 2007 26 Nov'07

    U.S. Army drafts deduplication, sends tape on leave

    When the U.S.Army went looking for a disk backup system to replace tape, it discovered Data Domain data deduplication systems could give it all that and replication too.

  • October 25, 2007 25 Oct'07

    Advanced data storage backup and protection overview

    It takes more than blank tapes or cheap disks to handle enterprise data backups. Administrators must protect the business while meeting the compliance standards that are appropriate for their industry. Although faster tape drives can speed a ...

  • August 21, 2007 21 Aug'07

    Quantum, Sony scrap old tape formats

    Sony will stop shipping the first generation of SAIT this fall and has no OEMs for the second generation. Meanwhile, Quantum is scratching development on SDLT.

  • August 07, 2007 07 Aug'07

    Tape backup overview

    Tape is the quintessential backup technology, providing cost-effective, long-term data storage for all business types and sizes. Although performance is relatively slow, tape fits well into the storage architecture allowing users to store a large ...

  • May 02, 2007 02 May'07

    Analyst report: Tape libraries slipped in 2006

    The annual tape outlook by Freeman Reports indicates that tape library revenue in the storage industry dropped after two consecutive years of double-digit growth.

  • April 24, 2007 24 Apr'07

    IBM updates VTL, shuns data deduplication

    IBM has released an LTO-4 product and enhancements to tape backup offerings, including its VTL, but claims the jury's still out on data deduplication.

  • April 20, 2007 20 Apr'07

    Dell releases LTO-4 drive

    Dell is first out of the gate with the new LTO-4 drive, which offers native encryption; Sun unveils new array and deepens its relationship with FalconStor.

  • March 19, 2007 19 Mar'07

    Video clip firm sticks with tape

    Thought Equity is serving up half a petabyte of video clips to its customers using Sun tape drives linked directly to Web servers through Sun's SAM-FS software.

  • March 07, 2007 07 Mar'07

    Tape restoration firm accelerates restores

    National Data Conversion uses Index Engines technology to speed up tape restores for litigation.

  • January 10, 2007 10 Jan'07

    LTO-4 licenses up for grabs with encryption support

    LTO-4 licenses are now available, providing the first midrange tape drive to support native encryption along with 1.6 TB of compressed capacity and transfer rates of 240 MBps.

  • November 14, 2006 14 Nov'06

    Sony resellers stick with AIT tape

    At the official launch of Sony's AIT-5 tape technology in Los Angeles, resellers say they are sticking with the product, despite previous bumps in the road.

  • June 22, 2006 22 Jun'06

    Storage Clips: Sony unveils AIT-5

    Sony announced the fifth generation of its AIT tape format, doubling the capacity to 400 GB with a native transfer rate of up to 24 MBps.

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