Posts tagged "ltfs"

Archive is the Killer App for Tape

During our recent visit to IBM in Tucson, AZ, we were honored to meet with tape experts Lee Jesionowski, Calline Sanchez, Tony Pearson and Ed Childers about tape futures and drivers behind the current renaissance of the technology.  One message that came through loud and clear was that current concerns about malware, ransomware and unauthorized disclosures of private data have built a fire under planners to consider was to secure their data better.  That includes the use of tape.

 

 

Between the natural air gap provided by tape and the pervasive data encryption service delivered on tape drives from IBM and other vendors, tape rules when it comes to security.

Thanks to IBM for having us out to the Executive Briefing Center and good luck with today's announcement of LTO-8 technology.

 

IBM Announces LTO-8 Tape Drive

At IBM's invitation, the Data Management Institute traveled to the Executive Briefing Center in Tucson, AZ a couple of weeks ago to shoot a video blog with IBM smart folks, Calline Sanchez, Lee Jesionowski, Tony Pearson and Ed Childers.  The subject was tape and we were receiving a preview of Big Blue's forthcoming announcement of supporting technology for LTO Ultrium tape Generation 8.

While LTO-8 is not yet available, that hasn't stopped IBM from getting ready with a new drive and support for the new standard in its Spectrum Archive software and various storage enclosures.  Here is the full interview:

 

 

Thanks to IBM for having us out for this advanced briefing.