Tape backup and tape libraries

  • March 13, 2009 13 Mar'09

    Spectra Logic announces new tape library

    We've compiled the latest data backup news: Spectra announces Spectra T680 tape library; ADrive releases cross-platform online backup client; Vembu Technologies launches backup and DR software for educational institutions; and more.

  • February 16, 2009 16 Feb'09

    Optimizing tape backup systems

    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 09 Feb'09

    Overland refurbishes NEO midrange tape libraries

    Struggling tape vendor Overland Storage has been trying to reinvent itself with new disk products, but analysts say midrange tape's not dead yet.

  • December 16, 2008 16 Dec'08

    The state of data backup hardware solutions

    Learn how users are taking advantage of new disk-based hardware choices to improve backup performance and reduce backup management time.

  • December 05, 2008 05 Dec'08

    Data encryption: Two users speak out

    So many organizations have lost data when tapes were lost during offsite transport or when a laptop was stolen, that unencrypted data represents a major risk.

  • November 20, 2008 20 Nov'08

    Data backup news briefs: Spectra Logic releases new BlueScale features for backup

    The lastest backup news this week: Spectra Logic releases new BlueScale features; SGI standardizes on Spectra Logic tapes; Fujifilm unveils new data center services; and more.

  • November 07, 2008 07 Nov'08

    Data backup news briefs: Barracuda Networks acquires BitLeap

    We've compiled the latest data backup news of the week: Barracuda Networks acquires BitLeap and Harvard Law school loses a backup tape.

  • August 04, 2008 04 Aug'08

    The true role of a backup administrator

    When asked what they do on a daily basis, some data backup administrators often opt for the short answer and reply, "I look after data backups." While this is not necessarily the wrong answer, it is not the full answer.

  • July 30, 2008 30 Jul'08

    Quantum disk revenues double, tape sales decline

    Quantum says its transition from tape vendor to systems vendor is nearly complete after getting a sales surge in data deduplication disk products while tape revenues decline.

  • July 15, 2008 15 Jul'08

    Sun, IBM cross 1 TB tape drive line

    IBM and Sun unveil 1 TB tape drives, while HP and Sony renew low-end DAS/DDT tape partnership.

  • June 11, 2008 11 Jun'08

    Symantec's Thompson: SSDs will drive out tape

    Symantec CEO John Thompson sat down for a Q&A to talk about how SSDs will bury tape, coopetition with VMware and streamlining Symantec product lines.

  • June 03, 2008 03 Jun'08

    University's bookstores streamline backup management

    Each of Virginia Tech's three bookstore locations has a separate data backup appliance from Arkeia, but all can be managed centrally via the Web.

  • 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.