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...

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...