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Petabyte tape cartridges are coming down the line

Fujifilm is working on a petabyte tape cartridge. This behemoth could go into production from 2035, according to a slide deck in a company press briefing today.
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Hyperscalers demand tape, Quantum happy to oblige

Quantum’s third fiscal 2021 quarter revenues ended December 31 were $98m, down 5.1 per cent and net income was -$2.7m, down from $4.7m. But Chairman and CEO...

SpectraLogic: We do Azure now

Spectra Logic has upgraded its StorCycle file lifecycle management software, with V3.3 adding support for Azure, more AWS S3 tiers, and improved workflows. StorCycle...

Incremental storage media density magic meant flash chipped away at disk in 2020

All storage media technologies saw increased density in 2020 - tape, disk, flash, persistent memory and even DNA. However QLC flash advances meant the nearline disk...

IBM and Fujifilm demo 580TB tape. Yes it’s a record

IBM and Fujifilm have demonstrated a 580TB capacity tape - 32 times greater than current LTO-9 technology. IBM and Fujifilm demonstrated a 220TB (raw)...

Tale of the Tape 2020 is out now, and guess what – the future...

The Tape Storage Council has released the TSC 2020 Outlook, containing its thoughts on the year and projections for the future. Update: detail added...
Jamie Lerner

Loss-making Quantum claims it is ‘now a self-sustaining business’

In 2007 Quantum was a billion dollar a year tape automation-led business. Today it is a $343.2m run rate tape and file data management business. It aims...

German Climate Computing Centre cans StorageTek in favour of LTO tape

The German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ) is replacing its HPSS hierarchical file management system and migrating from Oracle StorageTek to LTO tape. DKRZ...

Spectra Logic: Our 1EB tape library is massively cheaper than AWS Glacier

Spectra Logic’s TFinity tape library can store an exabyte of uncompressed data with LTO-9 tapes, and is much cheaper than AWS Glacier Deep Archive, the company claims

LTO org changes tape roadmap strategy, cuts LTO-9 capacity to build air-gapped ransomware defence...

The Linear Tape Open (LTO) organisation has cut the capacity of its next LTO-9 generation from  24TB raw to 18TB, saying it is balancing capacity and cost...