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Tape backup and tape libraries

  • October 10, 2003 10 Oct'03

    Webcast preview: Debunking the seven myths of tape

    There's no doubt about it. Several analysts, disk vendors and other proponents of disk-based backup methods have been spreading rumors about the ultimate demise of tape in the enterprise. They usually cite a number of factors to back up their ...

  • October 09, 2003 09 Oct'03

    Older tapes still durable media for recovery, claims McAdam

    A few questions came from attendees of a recent expert webcast, "Debunking the seven myths of tape." In the midst of some extreme industry claims that tape might soon die as a viable technology for the enterprise, Data Mobility Group Senior Analyst ...

  • June 10, 2003 10 Jun'03

    Gartner: By 2008, tape to be 'unsuitable' as a restore media

    Tape isn't dead, but some analysts contend that, as a restore media, tape just doesn't have the longevity of disk.

  • June 10, 2003 10 Jun'03

    StorageTek targets zSeries users with FICON tape library

    StorageTek announced availability of the "fast access" T9840B tape drive with a native FICON interface for the latest high-throughput IBM zSeries servers.

  • May 05, 2003 05 May'03

    DDS lives on in new DAT product

    Certance, formerly the Removable Storage Solutions branch of Seagate, has resurrected the DDS tape roadmap with the introduction of the DAT 72 Format.

  • March 25, 2003 25 Mar'03

    Sony adds to Super AIT PetaSite libraries

    Sony is set to beef up its tape library products with its high-capacity Super AIT (SAIT) tape drive technology.

  • December 31, 2002 31 Dec'02

    GOLD: Overland Neo Series 4000

    Review of Overland Neo Series 4000

  • December 31, 2002 31 Dec'02

    SILVER: ADIC Scalar 24

    Review of ADIC Scalar 24

  • December 11, 2002 11 Dec'02

    Benchmark drives Quantum technology roadmap

    DLT tape specialist Quantum spells out its first roadmap in two years and offers the first details on its technology plans since it acquired fellow tape maker Benchmark.

  • July 23, 2002 23 Jul'02

    Quick Takes: The week in tape

    Tape maker Qualstar buys power supply design company and StorageTek adds ESCON connectivity to tape libraries.

  • May 22, 2002 22 May'02

    Dell upgrades entry-level tape library

    Dell Computer has stepped up its entry-level offering in the world of automated tape backup systems. Dell is now shipping its branded version of Benchmark's rack-optimized blade library.

  • December 13, 2001 13 Dec'01

    Next generation LTO kicks it up a notch

    A trio of big-name vendors announced that licenses for its second-generation LTO Ultrium format hits the streets early next year. The new technology ups the storage capacity of tape as well as enhances transfer rates.

  • October 25, 2001 25 Oct'01

    New tape OS covers the spectrum of storage networking

    A tape manufacturer says its new TAOS can consolidate backups over existing LANs without having to bother with a dedicated backup server.

  • October 25, 2001 25 Oct'01

    Quick Takes: Forever tape

    MTI unveils new Infinity tape libraries; Exabyte 430M tape library now available with Fibre Channel interface; and Quantum to manufacture and sell DLTtape drives to distributors and OEMs headquartered in Europe.

  • October 05, 2001 05 Oct'01

    Benchmark debuts DLT autoloader

    A new DLT autoloader offers 640G Bytes of compressed capacity and a 6 MB/second compressed transfer rate for less than $5000.

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