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
My thanks to Christophe Bertrand, a Senior Analyst at ESG, for his recent video which includes some interesting factoids from ESG’s 2018 Data Protection Landscape survey. The survey echoes my own observations as a member of organizations that care about such things, including the LTO Consortium, the Active Archive Alliance, and Quantum’s product marketing and product management team.
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.
Over the past month, I’ve been lucky enough to spend a lot of time out in the field – connecting with a lot of interesting customers at industry events and spending quality time with Quantum’s regional sales teams around the globe. One common theme across all of this seems to be a resurgence in interest in LTO technology, based on two dynamics and two use cases.
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?
The LTO Program announced yet another record year for LTO capacity shipments in 2017, with more than 108,000 PB of total compressed capacity shipped. That represents a 13% annual increase over 2016 and more than double the capacity shipped just four years ago, in 2013.
As we head into the celebration of Valentine’s Day, we look to the heartfelt version of tape – with some surprising statistics on sales of cassette tapes in 2017. Did you know (according to Nielsen Music), US cassette sales had a 35% increase over 2016 with 174,000 sold. We accredit this trend to “hipster” artists bringing back an old trend to differentiate their record launches including Lil Uzi Vert’s Luv is Rage, DJ Khaled’s Grateful, and Lana Del Rey’s Lust for Life.