tape storage

IBM’s new Linear Tape Open (LTO) tape drives

Combining smart economics with performance and data security The methods with which company leaders treat the data under their purview is fast becoming synonymous with their guiding principles. This critical business data usually includes information about partners and customers, as well personal details about employees. How information is processed, analyzed and kept has become so […]

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Storage for the future

Industry analysts believe that the amount of data in the world will grow from 4.4 zettabytes in 2013 to 180 ZB in 2025,[1] more than doubling every two years.[2] This astounding growth will be fueled by sources such as the Internet of Things (IoT), video surveillance and mobile and social systems of engagement. For example, […]

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Tale of the tape: the lowest-cost storage media

IBM remains the number one global supplier of tape data storage solutions according to International Data Corporation (IDC), one of the leading storage analyst firms. In the IDC Custom Tape Report 2016 H2 (March 2017), research showed that between 2015 and 2016, IBM increased its tape revenue share from 36 percent to 43 percent, while […]

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NAB: The largest data event

In late April over 100,000 people attended the National Association of Broadcasters 2017 NAB Show. A comprehensive event with a massive exhibit space, it covers everything from content, to cameras, to software for editing and user distribution. It is a show buzzing with talk of video quality jumps from 4K to 8K, targeted content and […]

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An ocean of possibilities with VersaStack

What lies just beneath the surface often surprises you. For example, on its surface, the recently announced VersaStack for Hybrid Cloud is a powerful new solution for deploying both converged infrastructure and hybrid cloud resources all within one platform. That in itself is remarkable. But dive into VersaStack on one of the award-winning IBM FlashSystem […]

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Flash + tape = Intelligent data management

Today’s business climate is an always-on world. Due to the ever-increasing growth of information, the phrase oceans of data attempts to quantify the infinite amount of data in the marketplace. While some organizations view oceans of data as a challenge, there is also an opportunity to take advantage of the breadth and depth of information […]

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Flash, mainframe and tape synergy win the race

Designing, building and driving a high-powered race car can actually teach us a lot about why IBM DS8888, IBM z Systems and tape are a very powerful combination. In the 21st century, data has become a very valuable resource for business, and in fact for car racing as well. Take Formula One racing for example. […]

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The Big Bang means big data with infrastructure storage

From nothingness to sudden, explosive existence—the Big Bang is a widely accepted and well-tested scientific theory. However, there are periods of time that are still a mystery and many questions left to answer. How are galaxies formed and how do they evolve? Are we alone in the universe? Astronomers around the world are hoping to […]

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Managing data growth with tape storage

Until recently, the rate of digital technology evolution often referred to as Moore’s law essentially kept pace with the growth rate of data. Processors and storage became more powerful and less expensive about as quickly as the volume and velocity of data increased. With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile and social […]

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