Tape Storage

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    RE: Is tape dead?

    Hi, Totally agree with this! There is a resurgence in tape due to everyone desperately trying to implement air-gapped copies of their backup data for cyber-resiliency purposes. And tape still has the lowest cost per TB for long term data retention. ...

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  • Hello all, my saying since twenty and more years is very easy: 'Tape will die but not before Disk'! With best tape wishes, Helmut Von meinem Samsung Galaxy Smartphone gesendet.

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  • For five years in a row, IBM has been recognized as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage for both its completeness of vision and ability to execute in the data-driven scale-out storage market for unstructured ...

  • I am often asked this question. On initial review of the LTO tape drive specifications it appears that the Full High and Half High tape drives have nearly the same operational specifications. This is especially true if maximum data rate is not a ...

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  • It is no secret that the amount of data being produced and stored in the world continues to explode. It is so much not a secret, that we see it in nearly every storage brief: But what does this number really mean? It is only significant to the ...

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  • In a recent Systems Magazine article regarding data and the importance of storage, the subject matter experts focused on how IBM is able to exceed customer expectations for variable demands. The business end of AI, Big data and Cognitive solutions ...

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  • The ninth wave of tape storage innovation

    Today IBM pre-announced LTO 9 technology.

    This tape technology is enhanced in new IBM LTO Generation 9 tape solutions that are designed to help provide increased capacity, performance, cyber resilience and cost efficiency:

    • IBM LTO Ultrium 9 data cartridges provide 50 percent more capacity (18 TB) than LTO 8 cartridges with an 11 percent faster data rate (400 MB/s)[3].
    • IBM LTO 9 solutions can reduce Total Cost of Ownership of your tape library by 39 percent[4].
    • IBM LTO 9 technologies now provide cost-effective, secured data retention for containers in Red Hat OpenShift environments through the integration with IBM Spectrum Protect solutions.