Sony and Fujifilm tape media dispute must never happen again

Comment Sony and Fujifilm this month settled a festering legal dispute that crippled the global supply of LTO-8 tape media. The terms of the...

Quantum emerges from accounting hell

Quantum has finally filed corrected financial statements along with its latest quarterly results, and is set to focus on the video and image storage market.

Sony and Fujifilm settle LTO-8 tape media patent dispute

Fujifilm and Sony have buried the hatchet over a patent dispute that crippled the global supply of LTO-8 tape media. The two tape media...

Your occasional cloud and tape storage round-up

Our round up starts with an on-premises tape backup replacement, meanders through storage in the cloud, and returns to tape with a new LTFS indexing scheme that...

Quantum touts cloud-based subscription service

Quantum is adding cloud-based device management and product access via subscription. Called Distributed Cloud Services, the software runs as a central hub to...

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...

All the storage news that’s fit to print! And then some…

Storage news is our stock-in-trade, but it is hard to keep up with the barrage directed at our inbox. We simply don't have the...

Overland owner posts deeper loss on lower Q3 revenues

Sphere 3D, the owner of Overland Storage and Tandberg, and virtualization vendor in its own right, saw revenues decline and losses deepen in its third 2018 quarter.

Overland Storage survives another day in the Last Chance Saloon

Remember the tape and disk array vendor Overland Storage and its Tandberg Data subsidiary? It is about to get a new owner - albeit the same owner...