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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.
May 01, 2015
One of the distinguishing features of object storage systems is their ability to package more metadata with each object they store. That metadata could be used to restrict access, define a file's lifecycle and its ultimate disposition. Other storage...
April 23, 2015
Spectra Logic has tweaked S3 commands on BlackPearl archiving gateway to enable bulk transfer of objects to backend LTFS libraries.
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LTO-8 is a planned, but not yet released tape format from the Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Consortium. It will succeed the LTO-7 version. Continue Reading
LTO-2 is the second tape format from the Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Consortium. It followed the initial LTO-1 version in 2000 and was succeeded by LTO-3 in 2005. Continue Reading
LTO-4 is a tape format from the Linear Tape-Open Consortium that has been succeeded by LTO-5 and the current LTO-6 version. Continue Reading
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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 ... Continue Reading
Jon Toigo looks at the factors that determine whether disk or tape is more energy-efficient. Continue Reading
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The 2011 email disaster Google suffered showed why redundancy is woefully inadequate for DR and demonstrated the importance of tape backups. Continue Reading
The cloud can have major limitations when it comes to long-term retention. Learn why tape and disk should remain part of your data protection plan. Continue Reading
Jason Buffington of Enterprise Strategy Group explains why the rumors of tape's demise, which is unlikely to happen soon, are greatly exaggerated. Continue Reading
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For 12 years, Storage magazine has presented its roster of new data storage trends that are ready to have an impact in data centers. We’ll tell you why VMware VVOLs, all-flash arrays, cloud disaster recovery, flash caching, server SANs and... Continue Reading
What's the best choice: tape-based, disk-based or cloud-based archiving? Continue Reading
Brien Posey offers advice on how to estimate the useful lifespan of backup tape media based on how it is used, in this Expert Answer. Continue Reading