Fujifilm creates software framework for object storage on tape

Fujifilm is paving the way for tape cartridges and libraries to become object storage archives. Traditionally files from backup software are stored sequentially on...

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?

Critical thinking: NetApp builds Scale-out Data Protection with Commvault

NetApp has launched a backup / disaster recovery system based on Commvault software that runs NetApp HCI and stores backup data on its all-flash FAS arrays and...

Fujitsu Labs quadruples LTFS tape storage read speed

Fujitsu Labs has accelerated LTFS tape read and write speeds by devising a multiple cartridge file system with faster directory access and by improving speeding file IO...

Veeam Availability Suite hits the tenth grade

Veeam’s tenth major release of its software adds single-click recovery of multiple VMs at a time, anti-ransomware backups with AWS’s S3 Object Lock, a data integration API...

Quantum squeezes out first profit in 18 quarters

As well as becoming a listed company again, Quantum has made its first profit in 18 quarters; that’s four-and-a-half years. Revenues in its third...

Mind the air gap: Quantum reinforces tape defences against ransomware

Quantum has added a software lock mechanism to prevent backup tapes being accessed in its Scalar i3, i6 and i6000 libraries as a further barrier against ransomware.

Spectra Logic’s StorCycle HSM shunts old data to lower cost storage

Spectra Logic, the tape systems vendor, is entering the storage management market, claiming it solves the problem that most data is stored on the wrong media i.e. expensive...

Dell earnings show it pulling away from the competition

Dell Technologies pulled in £23.4bn revenues in the second fiscal 2020 quarter, up 2 per cent, and eked a massive $4.5bn profit, thanks to an income tax...

Now that’s what I call future proofing. IBM makes world’s first quantum computing-safe tape...

IBM is developing cryptographic security measures to protect archived data against attacks by quantum computers. You can't be too careful, IBM says: “While...

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...