Glossary LTO By Chris Mellor - May 1, 2022 Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin ReddIt Email LTO – Linear Tape Open – a standard for tape storage controlled by the LTO Program Technology Provider Companies – HPE, IBM, and Quantum. Only IBM makes the tape drives. It is currently in its ninth generation and has a roadmap out to LTO-14. LTO generations and roadmap. Fujifilm LTO8 cartridge.