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Successful Tests Bring LTO-7 Tape Closer to Release
November 25, 2015 -- Sony and Fujifilm ace their LTO Ultrium generation 7 interchange tests, bringing high-capacity tape storage closer to market.
Imation Unspools Its Tape Business
September 30, 2015 -- The company largely exits the tape market to focus on its Nexan enterprise data storage systems.
LTO-6 Tape Storage Dips Below a Penny Per GB
March 10, 2015 -- HP, IBM and Quantum make the economic case for parking long-term data archives on trusty old tape.
Fujifilm Unspools BaFe Storage for IBM's TS1150 Tape Drive
October 23, 2014 -- The company announces it will manufacture tapes for IBM's high capacity TS1150 tape drive based on Barium-Ferrite particle technology.
Overland Storage Expands Tape Library Line
October 15, 2014 -- Company's faster NEO XL-Series line of tape libraries provides up to 3.5 PB worth of storage for high-speed backups.
Sony Unveils 185 TB Tape Tech
May 5, 2014 -- Forget LTO-6. Sony's latest innovation proves there's plenty of life and storage space left in magnetic tape storage.
Optical Storage for Data Archiving?
March 17, 2014 -- A data storage pundit opines that Blu-Ray is not suitable for long term data archiving.
Storage Software Market Nears $3.5B in Q3
December 11, 2013 -- Backup and recovery software helped the storage industry increase software sales last quarter.
Data Archiving: Life Beyond Compliance
November 26, 2013 -- While archiving should be part of your data footprint reduction strategy, it does take time and effort to implement effectively.
Tape Data Storage: Market Overview
October 24, 2013 -- Tape continues to be a popular choice in the enterprise data storage market.
Data Storage: No, Tape Isn't Dead
October 14, 2013 -- The data storage market's attitude toward tape seems to wax and wane, with the current attitude decidedly positive.
Will Linear Tape Open (LTO) Survive?
September 11, 2013 -- Vendors seem to be moving away from LTO, yet the format remains useful.
Moonwalk and Crossroads Team for Data Migration to LTFS
July 31, 2012 -- Companies bring of Moonwalk's data management tech to Crossroads' LTFS tape storage platform.
Oracle Debuts StorageTek SL150 Midrange Tape Library
July 18, 2012 -- New space-saving design helps midsize companies scale to 300 slots and up to 450 TB of raw tape capacity.
10 Reasons Tape Storage Is Better Than Disk
June 15, 2012 -- Tape storage continues to thrive, and these 10 reasons are a key part of why.
Sepaton Thinks Small to Dedupe Big Oracle Databases
June 6, 2012 -- A new software update for the company's S2100 system cracks the 8K barrier to optimize Oracle backups.
FalconStor Updates VTL for Blazing Backups
April 26, 2012 -- The latest edition of the company's pay-as-you-grow virtual tape library platform brings improved deduplication performance, scalability and security.
Quantum Debuts Scalar LTFS Appliances
April 16, 2012 -- The storage company leverages the LTFS to expand the role of LTO tape in today's networked storage infrastructures.
Oracle Announces StorageTek Tape Analytics
April 9, 2012 -- Oracle embraces proactive tape storage management as it announces new StorageTek software to take on IBM and Crossroads.
Crossroads to Debut Online All-the-Time Data Archive
December 1, 2011 -- Crossroads says StrongBox stores data using tape, but is online and easily accessible like disk.
Spectra Logic's New Tape System Holds 3.6 Exabytes
November 9, 2011 -- Storage vendor Spectra Logic launches five new products, including what it claims is the world's largest capacity storage system -- a tape library system that can store nearly 4 exabytes of data.
EMC Fields Disk-based Tape Drive Replacement System
August 8, 2011 -- Mainframe users can replace multiple tape systems with a single disk system that includes everything.
Imation Posts a Mixed Second Quarter
July 26, 2011 -- Margin pressures on Asian-made optical media helped undercut the storage firm's bottom line.
Half of Organizations Still Use Tape
June 23, 2011 -- In its annual survey of IT professionals, Sepaton finds old habits -- and old tape systems -- die hard.
IBM's Updated Tape Library Stores Exabytes of Data
May 12, 2011 -- Tape is far from dead.  IBM says its latest upgrade for tape library systems can support exabytes of storage.