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...

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...