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.