Posts tagged "lto"

Tape and Clouds? New Besties in the Storage Realm

With data growth measured in the tens of zettabytes, the combined capacities of disk and flash storage will be insufficient to store all the bits.  That's where tape comes in, with its long runway of capacity growth milestones on the horizon.  

Even the cloudies, who are among the first to encounter the data deluge, get the need for tape.  IBM told us some stories about tape in the cloud when we went to Tucson, AZ recently to hear about their LTO-8 tape drive announcement.

 

 

Thanks to Colleen Sanchez, Lee Jesionowski, Tony Pearson and Ed Childers for their time and their insights.

 

Security May Be a Big Driver of Tape Adoption Says IBM

During our recent visit to IBM Executive Briefing Center in Tucson, AZ, we had a chance to chat with IBM big brains about the future of tape technology and drivers of the current tape renaissance.  Here's what they said about the role of security concerns in tape adoption.

 

 

Thanks to IBM for having DMI out for the briefing, and especially to Calline Sanchez, Tony Pearson, Lee Jesionowski and Ed Childers.

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.