The digital transformation ‘future’ is here. We’re creating more data than ever before with data trending to be near the double-digit zettabyte zone by 2025. It’s important to take steps now to address the deluge of data. One of the most effective ways to take control is to deduplicate all that is redundant and only […]
In media and entertainment, it’s often difficult to meet even the basic requirements for data storage. You need to ingest content quickly, provide fast access to that content, facilitate collaboration, and cost-effectively preserve and protect content over the long term. But as viewing habits are changing, and the creative process continues to evolve, meeting the […]
I was just reminded that this month I celebrate my 11th year as a Quantum employee. 11 years! That’s a lot of product launches, trade shows, briefings, and PowerPoint slides. It’s also a lot of time spent with industry analysts. In fact, one of my first assignments, when I joined the company in 2008, was […]
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Those who have attended IBC in Amsterdam at some point in their career know that participating in the show is like briefly transplanting oneself into an alternate universe for 5 days. What the rest of the world knows as Friday, Saturday, Sunday becomes IBC Day 1, IBC Day 2, IBC Day 3, etc. Maneuvering between […]
Within the last decade we’ve witnessed a surge in video surveillance driven by a proliferation of high-definition, low-priced cameras with greater intelligence, and the emergence of highly sophisticated analytical tools and AI that require enormous volumes of data and long retention times. The data collected by security cameras is suddenly much more valuable, providing a […]
With the Hungarian Grand Prix recently completed, we’re now three-quarters of the way through the 2019 F1 season. For those that have been watching, myself included, the current season has been a real treat. Germany brought us one of the most chaotic races I’ve ever seen; not least of which was a full 360-degree spin […]
Today marks a new morning for Quantum. With our announcement of first-quarter earnings for the fiscal year 2020, Quantum celebrates the completion of a transformative journey. The result? A lean and nimble company poised for growth. Any company approaching the 40-year mark is bound to have gone through some evolutionary stages. In our case we […]
You heard that right, the wait is over, LTO-8 tape is back! If ever there was anything sexy about tape this is got to be one of those moments…LTO-8 media is back, and boy are we glad! We will be seeing an influx of LTO-8 media flood the market very soon. This news couldn’t have […]
The topic of data growth and security continues to be a challenge for many organizations. The question to “air-gap” or not to “air-gap” is consistently being posed across all industries as they think about a solid backup and archive strategy. When it comes to how and where to invest, air-gapping becomes the last item on […]
Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe used the phrase “less is more” to describe the minimalist aesthetic of his work. While I find minimalism thought-provoking, I’m a moderate in most things and an unrepentant maximalist when it comes to dessert. Technology vendors and consumers relate to tech products like I relate to dessert. It’s all […]
File System perspectives from Neil Bannister, head of StorNext file system engineering at Quantum Neil Bannister is head of StorNext Engineering at Quantum with 20 years of experience in file system and data management technologies. In this new series of blogs, Neil will focus on different technical aspects of the Quantum StorNext file system. For […]
Deciphering Some of the Latest Acronyms in Storage Technology – NVMe, RDMA, and More That You Need to Know!
The technology industry is notable for a variety of reasons. It represents 7 out of the top 10 publicly traded firms ranked by market capitalization. In the past half-century, it is responsible for more of the advancements that have changed the way we live and work than any other industry. And finally, although this may be subjective, there is no other industry that uses more acronyms than ours. I could fill an entire book dedicated to decoding and explaining the myriad acronyms used in technology. However, since I don’t have time to do that, I’ll focus on two that represent some of the hottest technologies in storage today – NVMe and RDMA.
Most people don’t talk about coming home from Vegas feeling excited and refreshed, but if you were at the Quantum booth at the last NAB Show you might be. Our booth seemed busier than ever, with only standing room available on more than one occasion.