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LTO tape shipments hit capacity record in 2019

A record 114,079 petabytes of total LTO tape capacity (compressed) shipped during 2019, according to the latest report from The LTO Program Technology Provider Companies (TPCs), while...

Fujifilm points to 400TB tape cartridge on the horizon

Fujifilm reckons it can build a 400TB tape cartridge using Strontium Ferrite (SrFe) media. This is 33 times larger than the current LTO-8 cartridge and takes us...

Listen up, Fujifilm. PoINT Systemes already pumps objects to tape storage

Our recent article about Fujifilm’s Object Archive software, which will support object data on its magnetic tape, prompted PoiNT Systemes to get in touch.

Fujifilm creates software framework for object storage on tape

Update: Scality Zenko is the S3 server inside Fujifilm's Object Archive. 24 June 2020.Update: Cloudian and the Object Archive added. 9 June 2020. Fujifilm...

Will NVMe become the universal block storage access protocol?

Facebook’s virtual OCP summit earlier this month hosted two provocative presentations that suggested NVMe could become a universal block access protocol. How realistic is this prospect?

Critical thinking: NetApp builds Scale-out Data Protection with Commvault

NetApp has launched a backup / disaster recovery system based on Commvault software that runs NetApp HCI and stores backup data on its all-flash FAS arrays and...

Fujitsu Labs quadruples LTFS tape storage read speed

Fujitsu Labs has accelerated LTFS tape read and write speeds by devising a multiple cartridge file system with faster directory access and by improving speeding file IO...

Veeam Availability Suite hits the tenth grade

Veeam’s tenth major release of its software adds single-click recovery of multiple VMs at a time, anti-ransomware backups with AWS’s S3 Object Lock, a data integration API...

Quantum squeezes out first profit in 18 quarters

As well as becoming a listed company again, Quantum has made its first profit in 18 quarters; that’s four-and-a-half years. Revenues in its third...

Mind the air gap: Quantum reinforces tape defences against ransomware

Quantum has added a software lock mechanism to prevent backup tapes being accessed in its Scalar i3, i6 and i6000 libraries as a further barrier against ransomware.