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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...

IBM adds cloud tiering to boosted memory mainframe storage array

IBM has improved performance and functionality for the mainframe focused storage array and virtual tape library (VTL) products. The DS8900F flash array gets...

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?