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Spectra improves StorCycle with high availability, more tiers and better job control

Tape, disk and cloud data archiver Spectra has extended its StorCycle data lifecycle management software with more detailed job controls, encryption, a new fast-access storage tier and...

Your occasional storage digest with TrendForce NAND figures and more than 25 other announcements

At opposite ends of the storage speed spectrum, IBM is withdrawing LT06 tape products and Phison has a fast PCIe Gen 4 SSD controller. Meanwhile, NAND revenues...

Model9 touts mainframe data services in the cloud

Model9, a storage startup, is parlaying its software that replaces mainframe tape backup into a cloud data services gateway. The company has a big ambition - namely...

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.
Quantum i6000 Scalar tape library

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...