Tape backup and tape libraries
- January 27, 2020
Quantum says tape's main perk is as an air-gapped defense against ransomware. Its new Ransomware Protection Packs combine tape libraries with a built-in, off-network vault.
- January 21, 2020
Nakivo now supports tape and physical servers, a departure from its initial focus on cloud and VMs. Demand and expert opinion suggest there will always be need for physical backup.
- December 16, 2019
XenData's X1 appliance makes archiving by tape, Sony Optical Disc Archive and cloud object storage simpler and more network-friendly. It connects archives for multiple users.
- October 28, 2019
IBM focuses on data protection with backup support for container volumes in Kubernetes, Red Hat OpenShift environments, VMs in VMware Cloud on AWS; adds new Virtual Tape Library.
- August 12, 2019
TACC added a Quantum tape library to its Ranch long-term storage system for better space allocation control and to replace an aging Oracle HSM-based archive system.
- July 29, 2019
Quantum continues support of legacy tape, NAS and disk, but its products are now 'software-defined and hyper-converged.' CEO Jamie Lerner says its SEC probe is winding down.
- March 18, 2019
Industry experts say tape isn't going away and the technology is actually improving. The problem, they say, is vendors aren't talking enough about this 'old-school' backup method.
- March 04, 2019
Editors and colleagues pay tribute to the respected data storage analyst, pundit and author, who was a longtime Storage magazine columnist and TechTarget contributor and speaker.
- January 29, 2019
Research data can accumulate fast. A Spectra Logic tape library stores petabytes for Vanderbilt's research center, and the university plans to use far more backup storage space.
- January 24, 2019
XenData now offers a service to move magnetic tape backup data to either a newer tape format or to cloud, allowing customers with old tapes to get rid of legacy systems.
- August 14, 2018
Integrated disk backup appliances are now common, but Quantum and Veeam have taken the converged architecture to tape backups to eliminate the need for a dedicated external server.
- July 12, 2018
There's a long runway for tape, with hundreds of terabytes of storage capacity soon available on a single cartridge. Flash, disk, the cloud and tape will all be key for storage.
- July 05, 2018
The former Cisco exec hopes to use Quantum's high-ingest technology and tape storage to serve a growing need in the surveillance, medical and entertainment markets.
- March 07, 2018
Spectra Logic tape library choices now include the scalable Stack and a cheaper version of its previous T950 line. Tape can be a key storage element, as data sets continue to grow.
- September 14, 2017
Doubling the capacity from the previous generation, LTO-8 will present a strong option for data archiving. Tape systems can be an effective piece of tiered storage, officials say.
- February 22, 2017
For Index Engines' new feature, the information management and archiving provider remotely installs software, processes tapes and migrates data of value to Amazon Web Services.
- October 14, 2016
Quantum's unstructured data archiving platform consists of Scalar LTO tape libraries and StorNext data management. The vendor aims to make tape more efficient across multi-tiers.
- December 14, 2015
It was another big year in backup for the cloud, but tape held strong as well. The following tips featuring these elements and more will help your organization's data backup plan.
- November 05, 2015
Making a backup purchase? You probably want to solve specific problems and build out your infrastructure, but cost, capacity and scaling matter.
- 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.
- 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.
- April 23, 2015
Spectra Logic has tweaked S3 commands on BlackPearl archiving gateway to enable bulk transfer of objects to backend LTFS libraries.
- October 22, 2014
Overland Storage releases 60- and 80-slot automated tape libraries in 6U rack and scales tape storage into petabyte range.
- September 16, 2014
LTO tape vendors extend the LTO roadmap to include generations 9 and 10 with increasing capacity and transfer rates.
- March 31, 2014
Fujifilm announces availability of new its Dternity archiving system, which utilizes NAS, cloud and tape storage.
- February 19, 2014
Linear Tape File System products are emerging for enterprise data archiving use, but it's unclear whether LTFS will move past its current niche.
- February 17, 2014
According to a recent study conducted by ESG's Jason Buffington, backup and archive are converging as backup products add archiving functionality.
- December 19, 2013
Data backup news in 2013 was filled with vendors taking their technology to the cloud and quests to fix 'broken backup' with modern data protection.
- November 05, 2013
New EMC backup SVP discusses trends he sees for data protection over the next few years, including why BYOD isn't an IT priority and tape isn't dead.
- October 10, 2013
Tape vendor Spectra Logic launches BlackPearl appliance with S3-like RESTful interface and LTFS support for 'deep storage' archives.
- October 02, 2013
Tandberg Data announced availability of its new LTO-6 HH (Half Height) external drive, aimed at small- and medium-sized businesses for backup.
- September 20, 2013
Backup expert W. Curtis Preston's advice from Storage Decisions: Focus on instant recovery, RPO and RTO and forget traditional restores.
- September 20, 2013
Overall backup tape revenues continue to decline, but major tape manufacturers say the adoption rate for LTO-6 is higher than LTO-5.
- September 13, 2013
Tandberg Data announced earlier this week that its removable disk, NAS and tape storage products work with Veeam Backup and Replication v7 software.
- September 12, 2013
Oracle launches faster, higher-capacity StorageTek T10000 tape cartridges and LTFS software to better compete with LTO-6.
- September 04, 2013
Pre- and post-production firm Films at 59 opts for StorageDNA's DNA Evolution to manage its data on tape.
- August 29, 2013
Private clouds represent another threat to tape backups, but there are cost and data retention concerns that enable tape to remain a viable option.
- June 11, 2013
Hewlett-Packard delivers virtual software appliance version of its StoreOnce deduplication technology and a scalable midrange tape library.
- June 04, 2013
The use of LTFS has taken off in certain markets, but compatible products for general-purpose storage and archiving have been slow to develop.
- May 21, 2013
Quantum upgrades its vmPRO virtual machine backup appliance, supporting 24 TB of pre-deduped data and LTFS tape in a virtual appliance.
- May 20, 2013
Veeam upgrades its virtual machine backup software, building WAN acceleration and native tape support into Backup & Recovery v7.
- May 14, 2013
While storage vendors reported slow sales at start of 2013, Symantec and CommVault had success with enterprise backup software.
- March 15, 2013
NASCAR Productions recently chose Spectra Logic's Spectra T-Finity tape library to store video footage, including broadcast video and broadcast-related data sets.
- February 22, 2013
Sales of LTO tapes were up in Q4 of 2012, according to Santa Clara Consulting Group, although overall sales revenues continue to fall.
- September 24, 2012
Attendees at last week's TechTarget Backup School seminar in Dedham, Mass., said they face a variety of backup challenges.
- September 04, 2012
Recent developments in the tape market are making archive data more permanent, accessible and useful for organizations.
- July 19, 2012
StorageTek SL150 -- the latest Oracle tape library -- starts at 30 slots and scales to 300 slots or 900 TB of raw data with LTO-5 drives.
- July 13, 2012
Quantum gives StorNext a new underlying database, an Archive Vault tier and faster performance to better handle 'big data' files.
- April 16, 2012
Quantum’s Scalar LTFS appliance brings linear tape file system (LTFS) support to its tape libraries, making it easier to access files on tape.
- March 26, 2012
Tape NAS brings file-level access to LTO tape for archiving, but Crossroads StrongBox is alone among hardware that takes full advantage of LTFS.
- November 23, 2011
Swiss university turns to Amplidata’s object-based storage to digitize 45 years of Montreux Jazz Festival performances in an active archive.
- November 17, 2011
National Geographic Global Media turns to Spectra Logic T950 library for tape archiving to hold PBs of data at lower cost and less space than disk.
- November 15, 2011
Quantum gives DXi8500 disk backup system better dedupe and scalabilty, adds dual robotics and dynamic provisioning to Scalar i6000 tape library.
- November 04, 2011
TechTarget's Storage Media Group reports on product releases from Spectra Logic, Bocada and from a Storage Decisions conference for intelligence community professionals.
- November 01, 2011
Spectra Logic launched its latest high-capacity enterprise tape library, with new management software and features to lengthen the useful lifespan of tapes.
- August 08, 2011
EMC, looking to convert mainframe tape users to disk, ugrades its Disk Library for mainframes (DLm) platform.
- July 26, 2011
Over the past year, tape systems have seen a good deal of innovation, including higher capacities, faster throughput, and new tape library robotics.
- July 05, 2011
Linear Tape File System (LTFS) for LTO-5 is starting to gain support in tape libraries and other archiving products that are expected to simplify data archiving.
- May 09, 2011
IBM becomes the first vendor to add Linear Tape File System (LTFS) support for tape libraries, and expands its TS3550 library to 2.7 exabytes of compressed data capacity.
- April 12, 2011
Quantum is following Spectra Logic’s lead by adding data verification for data stored on tape for long-term archiving.
- March 21, 2011
Spectra Logic’s upgraded BlueScale software performs data integrity verification to ensure archived data can be read years after it is stored on tape libraries.
- March 18, 2011
Spectra Logic T-Finity tape library is selected for 8 PB archive; Wuala releases new iPhone app, and other data backup and recovery news.
- January 31, 2011
Oracle wants to prove it will continue to innovate the tape platform it acquired from Sun; launches StorageTek 10000C tape drive with 5 TB native capacity and 240MBps uncompressed data rate.
- January 18, 2011
EMC's Data Domain deduplication platform gets a new member -- an archiving system for long-term data retention to go with its backup appliances, which have also been upgraded with new high-end and global dedupe models.
- December 16, 2010
Faster, denser LTO-5 tape can't stop backup hardware trend toward disk backup and data deduplication devices; leading backup software vendors partner for new disk backup appliances.
- November 22, 2010
University of Michigan Health System uses a tiered archiving system of disk and tape instead of backup to protect and access critical large-image patient medical files stored on Picture Archiving Communications Systems (PACS).
- July 08, 2010
OSU administrator finds tape cheaper, greener and better suited for backup and archive than disk, despite all the talk that tape is dead; uses Spectra Logic tape libray with backup and archiving software from Atempo to protect rapidly growing ...
- June 28, 2010
Learn about how WORM disk is still an important option for data retention, and about the pros and cons of using WORM disk vs. tape.
- May 28, 2010
This week's data backup and recovery news in brief: Tandberg Data releases LTO-5 tape libraries and autoloaders, AppAssure releases Replay version 4.3 for Hyper-V; and more.
- May 17, 2010
Backup tape storage's reliability and peformance can be enhanced by properly caring for your backup tapes, and implementing a few best practices.
- April 30, 2010
Oracle executives discuss their tape archiving plans with user group of enterprise customers, pledging advances in libraries, drives and virtual tape.
- April 13, 2010
This week's data backup and recovery news in brief: Barracuda Networks launches Barracuda Backup Server 990; Cache-A introduces new LTO-5 archive appliance, Pro-Cache5 and more.
- April 06, 2010
Quantum's Scalar i6000 enterprise-class tape library features LTO-5 tape drives, up to 16 PBs of storage capacity, and diagnostic and management features for archived data.
- March 31, 2010
This week's data backup and recovery news in brief: Iron Mountain introduces new product for e-discovery; American Megatrends releases StorTrends iTX 2.7.1030 and more.
- March 29, 2010
HP supports LTO-5 support with midrange MSL tape libraries, and enterprise tape libraries will follow. HP is also offering software utility TapeAssure to monitor the health of LTO-5 cartridges and tape drives.
- March 25, 2010
This week's data backup and recovery news in brief: Imation to ship LTO-5 tape cartridges; Fujifilm begins LTO Ultrium Generation 5 production and more.
- March 10, 2010
This week's data backup and recovery news in brief: NovaStor launches SaaS portal for online data backup; Imation extends its RDX license agreement with ProStor Systems and more.
- March 02, 2010
LTO-5 is available from Quantum and Overland Storage with others sure to follow soon. LTO-5 offers improvements such as higher capacity and partitioning. But how quickly will tape users embrace this technology?
- February 17, 2010
This week's data backup and recovery news in brief: Arkeia Software introduces Arkeia Network Backup v8.2; Altaire selects CloudLinux OS for its shared servers and more.
- January 07, 2010
This week's SMB news in brief: Sony adds 320 GB DAT tape to its tape line; QNAP releases new series of Turbo NAS servers.
- January 04, 2010
Here's Mr. Backup's predictions for how the backup and recovery planning landscape will change in 2010.
- December 07, 2009
Despite new data reduction technologies like data deduplication, tape backup users say there's still a place for tape in backup and recovery.
- November 17, 2009
Quantum pitches entry-level LTO-4 tape automation libraries that SMBs can scale with software licenses for easier upgrades.
- November 12, 2009
Claiming it can now supply the largest tape library on the market, Spectra Logic looks to take on IBM and Sun StorageTek in the enterprise.
- October 16, 2009
We've compiled the latest data backup news: ProStor ships InfiniVault removable disk backup appliance for SMBs; Barracuda launches cloud-based backup service in Europe; and more.
- September 21, 2009
Tape remains one of the most economical ways to store and back up data. But what happens when you need to get rid of old backup tapes? Is recycling backup tapes safe?
- September 16, 2009
We've compiled the latest backup news: Tandberg Data introduces DAT tape and media; Ardeo Logic announces Virtual Data Center Robot; Arkeia announces Network Backup V.8; and more.
- September 01, 2009
In Storage's latest edition of its Quality awards survey, Sun Microsystems Inc. tape libraries won both the midrange and enterprise categories in the latest Quality Awards survey.
- August 26, 2009
High-end tape library maker Spectra Logic updates its BlueScale management software to perform policy-based migration of data between disk and tape backup tiers.
- August 21, 2009
Data destruction options for old backup tapes include degaussing, overwriting software and physical destruction. Another option is to outsource to a data destruction specialist. But are these methods secure for removing sensitive data?
- August 20, 2009
We've compiled that latest data backup news: Quantum updates DXi7500; Healthcare firm backs up with Arkeia; and Imation to offer world's first multi-terabyte tape.
- July 30, 2009
Quantum CEO Rick Belluzzo talks about his company's data deduplication strategy following EMC's acquisition of Data Domain, including a new midrange NAS system and possible OEM partnerships.
- July 30, 2009
Here's the latest data backup technology news: EMC announces Retrospect 8.1 for Mac availability; DS3 DataVaulting announces Data Lifecycle Management; FMS Solutions selects Secure2Disk online backup and recovery from SunGard; and more.
- July 20, 2009
Quantum strengthens data protection in disk and tape with virtual backup appliance for DXi disk libraries and Scaler Key Manager Appliace for LTO-4 tape.
- July 06, 2009
Tape storage has been called a dying technology by many storage pundits and analysts. But tape is still alive for many SMBs and remote offices.
- June 25, 2009
Tools now exist to deduplicate data to tape, but the concept still has a way to go before it catches on because of potential costs and management issues.
- June 22, 2009
Data storage pundits have been predicting the demise of tape storage for years, but LTO-4's increased popularity is proving tape isn't dead yet.
- May 18, 2009
Even with a slow economy and adoption of LTO-4 by no means complete, the LTO Consortium is gearing up to offer LTO-5, which is slated for release in early 2010.
- February 16, 2009
Tape vendors have recently improved their tape devices' density, enhancing management tools, integrating tape with their disk storage systems, and adding encryption.
- February 09, 2009
Struggling tape vendor Overland Storage has been trying to reinvent itself with new disk products, but analysts say midrange tape's not dead yet.