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Google readies rapid-thawing, ice-cold archive. How much and when?

Google is prepping a deep cloud archive service to replace tape storage and says users can anticipate fast access. By contrast Amazon quotes up to retrieval time...

AWS debuts cheap and slow Glacier Deep Archive

Amazon Web Services has announced its Glacier Deep Archive is available at about $1/TB/month, the lowest data storage cost in the cloud. AWS claims...

Model9’s mission to murder mainframe VTLs

"We love mainframe and we want to make it better," says Model9 co-founder and CEO Gil Peleg. He wants to demonstrate his love by...

How do you sex up a tape library? Fujitsu marketer: “Ransomware!”

Fujitsu has applied a thin coat of ransomware marketing gloss to the most unlikely thing, a new mid-range tape library called the LT140. Here's...

Quantum booted off NYSE

The New York Stock Exchange has delisted the storage vendor Quantum for failure to file accounts. The company's self-inflicted accounting mess is to blame. ...

Ritek’s optical delusion baffles Blocks & Files

Optical disk demand will sky-rocket in 2020 as cloud computing centres come to realise optical disk archives are cheaper and last longer than tape or disk archives....

Seagate says tape to cloud pricing is ‘confidential’

Seagate’s Lyve Data Services will use per-customer, tape-to-cloud project pricing in its data migration centres but commercial details are opaque. The company last week...

Seagate declares war on tape

Seagate wants to take data stored on tape and migrate it to the cloud for faster access. Its Lyve Data Services use Tape Ark software and technology...

Self-driving cars! The Quantum of some solace for ailing tape vendor

CEO Jamie Lerner is taking Quantum into vertical markets with a front and central focus on StorNext, its scale out filesystem manager. The first example is a...

Sphere 3D spins out Overland into independence. But for how long?

Sphere 3D today completed the divestment of its Overland Storage subsidiary. It is now effectively debt-free. The same cannot be said for Overland and...