Spectra Scales the Performance Wall

Spectra Raises the Tape Performance Bar OVERVIEW: The Spectra® Large Tape Conference (LTC; held on May 3-4, 2018 in Broomfield, CO) brought together users from the large-scale tape community for hands-on product demonstrations, in-depth technology discussions, and many networking opportunities. …

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Spectra Scales the Performance Wall

The Archival Upheaval 2018

Managing the Archive Avalanche SUMMARY: Archive storage growth and requirements seem to have no limits while tape technology continues to make tremendous strides – what timing! The future role of tape in archival storage cannot be denied and the sizeable …

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The Archival Upheaval 2018

LTFS Fueling the Tape Transformation 2018

Redefining the Tape Transformation ABSTRACT Since its inception, tape has been a sequential (linear) access storage device. Though this proved beneficial for backup and many “high performance data streaming applications”, the ability to randomly navigate a tape cartridge to locate …

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LTFS Fueling the Tape Transformation 2018

Tape 2018: New Game. New Rules.

2018 Tape Technology Report ABSTRACT To fully address the enormous digital data challenge, the tape industry has been rearchitecting itself and the renaissance is well underway. The tape industry continues to deliver new technologies and compelling functions including unprecedented cartridge …

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Tape 2018: New Game. New Rules.

VIDEO: How RAIT Works

SUMMARY: The data rate for tape is improving by 22.5% MB/sec per year. One concept that is driving this throughput increase in the tape industry is RAIT (Redundant Arrays of Independent Tape). RAIT is ideal for large files that need …

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VIDEO: How RAIT Works

Storage Squeeze Play

SUMMARY: As SSDs and tape continue to show rapid improvements and re-balance the traditional tiered storage hierarchy, HDDs will continue to feel more pressure. The storage squeeze play is underway, and HDDs are caught in the middle. HDDs Losing Ground …

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Storage Squeeze Play

Tape Storage Council Annual Report 2017

THE BOTTOM LINE: The tape industry has been fueled by a full decade of strong technological development and this trend shows no signs of letting up. Tape technology delivers the most reliable, safe and efficient data storage solution available. Tape …

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Tape Storage Council Annual Report 2017

Tape Performance Accelerates

ABSTRACT: With the arrival of Active Archive, much higher data rates, LTFS, RAIT, and RAO capabilities now in place, the tape industry is making significant strides in delivering much faster initial access times and throughput levels. Tape Raises the Bar …

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Tape Performance Accelerates