I came away from IBC2018 with a host of helpful takeaways, but these five made the top of my list:
With macro-trends like looming Zettabyte scale unstructured data and the increasing threat from ransomware, LTO’s properties and attributes have made it a key technology in the future.
No, that’s not a typo. The best practices around data protection have changed, and that second “1” is critical for anyone working in IT. So what’s the extra “1” all about?
Your organization is collecting more and more data. Whether you are producing ultra-high-definition videos, analyzing human genomes, or using satellite imagery to study climate change, your growing data volumes are central to your work. Protecting and preserving that data must be a top priority.
“Business opportunities are like buses, there is always another one coming.” This is a favorite quote of mine, largely because of the truth that it speaks; specifically, that it takes much more than an opportunity or idea to ultimately have its inherent benefits or value come to fruition. Thinking about existing capability, understanding the business transformation required, and then properly executing these changes are all critical steps to achieving success.
Yeah, that’s right. We believe in LTO, and we believe the market for LTO technology is going to continue to grow. LTO has emerged as a key storage technology in the 21st century.
The quote “Data is to this century what oil was to the last” is one that profoundly resonates with me. In the early 20th century, it was oil that powered the new machines that reshaped both the world economy and political landscape. Fast-forward to the second decade of the 21st century, and the parallels are readily apparent – data is changing how we work, how we live, and just as importantly, the kinds of products and services organizations we are now bringing to market.
I recently had the privilege of participating in this year’s annual iRODS users group meeting in Durham, NC. Aside from interacting with a great group of people, I solidified some of my views on the value companies can get from iRODS deployments, and really clarified how iRODS and Quantum solutions complement each other. I’m definitely excited that Quantum has joined the iRODS consortium and started product testing.
Rapid advances in laboratory instruments are redefining IT requirements for life science organizations. To more quickly and completely analyze the tremendous volumes of data produced by next-generation sequencing (NGS) and cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) instruments, organizations are increasingly investing in additional super computing resources to crunch the larger data sets these instruments are generating on a daily basis.
Like most video production and post-production studios, your organization is probably implementing new tools to meet rising demand for finished content in multiple, high-resolution formats. Perhaps you are upgrading software or buying powerful new editing platforms that can manipulate and master such large files. However, to ensure that your workflow doesn’t have any bottlenecks in streaming 4K content, especially in an all-IP storage environment, understanding what kind of performance your storage infrastructure can deliver should be a high priority.