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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.
Quantum, EMC Brand Leaders in Latest Survey
March 25, 2011 -- IT Brand Pulse rates EMS as the unified storage brand leader in March.
Quantum courts Oracle SAM-QFS users with StorNext
October 25, 2010 -- StorNext 4.1 will include a feature to simplify and speed up migration from Oracle’s SAM-QFS platform.
HP ships LTO-5 tape drives, libraries, media
March 28, 2010 -- March 29, 2010 -- Hewlett-Packard today became the second major LTO tape drive manufacturer to deliver LTO-5 Ultrium drives, as well as LTO-5 libraries and (multi-sourced) media cartridges.
Spectra Logic libraries scale to 180PB
November 10, 2009 -- Spectra Logic today took the wraps off a system that scales to 45PB per library, or 180PB in a library complex. Those capacities assume a library equipped with LTO-5 tape drives and cartridges, which aren't expected until April 2010.
Lab Review: Bridging the archive-backup divide
October 30, 2009 -- With the introduction of government regulations for strict archiving of particular data along with new backup technologies such as disk-to-disk backup and data deduplication, IT must now bridge that divide with a flexible archiving solution that easily integrates into current IT procedures.