You heard that right, the wait is over, LTO-8 tape is back! If ever there was anything sexy about tape
The topic of data growth and security continues to be a challenge for many organizations. The question to “air-gap” or
As cameras and other media devices steadily rise in number and improve in capability, sports broadcasters, production companies, and movie studios all face a mutually critical challenge: What to do with these expanding libraries of valuable content?
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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.
Once again, World Backup Day upon us, which is a great reminder that you don’t want to be like the guy who almost lost Toy Story 2…or the one who sparked a massive outage in Amazon AWS, right?
Like many video production studios today, your team is probably creating more and more content. As the requests for assets pour in from across your enterprise, you’re producing marketing videos that show off new product features, HR videos that help recruit job applicants, sales training videos that offer strategies for closing deals, and more.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been updating a number of technical documents about how LTO-7 and soon to be released LTO-8 have made quantum leaps in both capacity (recording density) and data reliability. During this process, I thought back to the days of old when we old-timers were just getting started, before data storage became a specialty. It’s somewhat mind-boggling how far data recording has progressed in recent years. Back in the day, the maximum data capacity of a 2,400-foot 9-track tape reel, recorded at 6,250 BPI was 170 MB. Today LTO-7 recording density is 19,107 bits/mm, which equates to 477,675 BPI, providing 6 TB per cartridge on a 3,400-foot piece of media—and LTO-8 is projected to have 12 TB per cartridge. Truly amazing!
Major companies, healthcare organizations, and individuals were hit this weekend by the newest ransomware attack—WannaCry. WannaCry affected an exploit in the Windows XP operating system on PCs. Microsoft shortly sent out a fix for the security flaw, but authorities warn that many more cases may come to light in the following weeks.