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

The Tape Air Gap

THE BOTTOM LINE: Given the rising wave of cybercrime, the role of tape-based offline storage and cloud solutions taking advantage of the “Tape Air Gap” is back in style. Tape Air Gap

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The Tape Air Gap

RAIT – Redundant Arrays of Independent Tape

Rapid Transit for Mass Storage ABSTRACT RAIT (Redundant Arrays of Independent Tape) are the tape drive equivalent of RAID (Redundant Arrays of Independent Disks) for disk drives. RAIT is sometimes called “tape RAID”. RAIT arrays use the same algorithms that …

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RAIT – Redundant Arrays of Independent Tape

Tape 2017: New Game. New Rules.

2017 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 2017: New Game. New Rules.

LTFS Fueling the Tape Transformation 2017

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

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LTFS Fueling the Tape Transformation 2017