Tape (and DNA?) needed to meet archive demand by 2030

A report has claimed that there could be a huge gap in archive data storage needs by 2030, with tape and possibly DNA storage the only viable...

MAID and WORM PLC flash archive

Seeing a 128TB Samsung SSD using QLC (4bits/cell) flash got me thinking abut a PLC (5bits/cell) version which could have a 150TB or so capacity. Imagine 32...
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Tape is low cost and a low carbon storage winner

Consultant Brad Johns thinks moving archive data from disk to a 60:40 tape:disk situation could cut its ten-year CO2 emissions by almost 60 percent and its total...

Zettabyte era brings archiving front and center

Veteran storage analyst Fred Moore  told a Fujifilm event audience that we're entering a zettabyte era of data storage and archival storage will be the dominant technology...
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Spectra Logic: A niche storage empire

Over 43 years Spectra Logic has built a niche tape, archive, nearline, object, on-premises, and multi-cloud data management empire. Quantum is the only other...

Quantum: LTO tape roadmap falls short

Quantum CEO and president Jamie Lerner has suggested that the Linear Tape Open (LTO) consortium was not ambitious enough for tape and its standards were insufficient for...
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Quantum’s slow growth needs rights issue to shore up balance sheet and pay off...

Quantum's final fiscal 2022 quarter and full year results, hit by supply chain issues, saw its cash balance drop necessitating a rights issue to strengthen the balance...

Folio Photonics joins Active Archive Alliance

Archive optical disk developer Folio Photonics has joined the Active Archive Alliance, bringing it a step closer to delivering product into an archive ecosystem.

Quantum positions ActiveScale as HPC secondary storage

Interview: Quantum, known best for its flash, disk and tape storage, also sells into the data-intensive world of HPC storage. We spoke to Quantum's Eric Bassier, senior...

Will tape play a ‘critical role’ in the zettabyte era as its supporters hope?

The Tape Storage Council has put out a report saying tape will play an even broader role in the IT ecosystem as data storage growth continues. 

Rockport flat network boosts UK supercomputer

Rockport Network’s flat, switchless network is interconnecting compute nodes and storage systems in ExCALIBUR, the UK’s DiRAC exascale supercomputer test environment. Rockport believes that...

Storage news ticker – April 20

… An updated all-flash array history chart includes newer entrants like VAST Data and StoreOne, older ones like Fusion-io, Violin and Vexata, and more...

Storage news ticker – April 6

… Data protector Arcserve announced the availability of Arcserve Backup 19, an enhanced version of its tape air-gapping product. It delivers improved performance, security,...

Quantum starts selling its custom hyperscaler tape library rigs

All those who said tape would soon be history can eat their words. Back in October Quantum revealed custom massive capacity modular scale-out tape libraries for hyperscaler...

Storage news ticker – 1 March

… Ahana has added new security features to its Ahana Cloud for Presto managed service. These include multi-user support for Presto and Ahana, fine-grained...

Quantum’s revenues fall as savage supply chain issues ravage costs

Quantum saw a 2.8 per cent decline in revenues in its latest quarter as severe supply chain issues – some suppliers "holding it to ransom" – cost...

Infinidat strengthens InfiniGuard with automated network fencing and more throughput

Infinidat has added automated fenced-in networks to its InfiniGuard data protection array to safeguard forensic analysis of malware attacks, and doubled throughput with new B4300 hardware. The...

Storage news ticker – January 20

… Datto intends to acquire Infocyte, a threat detection and response company, for an undisclosed amount. Datto will thus add endpoint detection and response...