Posts tagged "tape technology"

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.

 

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.

Teaching Storage Fundamentals? Why Not Make It Fun?

DMI has begun using an avatar, Barry M. Ferrite, "your trusted storage AI", to provide entertaining and informative public service announcements about storage technology and data management.  This follows a series of "edutainment" videos we made in 2012-2013 to talk about the state of storage industry infighting at that time. 

Each episode of Storage Wars was a mash-up of Star Wars and Annoying Orange. For their "historical value," here was our version of Storage Wars -- Episodes IV, V and VI (labeled Storage Wars, Storage Wars 2 and Storage Wars 3 for YouTube storage.}

 

 

 

 

 Hope you enjoy the trip down memory lane.  DMI will be creating more edutainment videos in the future to teach storage fundamentals.