tape storage

A forecast of clouds

If the latest IDC FutureScape study – Worldwide Enterprise Infrastructure 2018 Predictions – was about the weather instead of IT trends, without doubt the forecast would be for increasing clouds. Of the ten predictions made in the FutureScape study, nearly half relate to public and private cloud in some way. For example, Prediction #5 says […]

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Expressing the future of business

The latest FutureScape study just released from leading analyst firm IDC makes a bold prediction: By 2021, NVMe will replace SCSI as the protocol of choice in enterprise-class storage arrays, and more than 25 percent of spending on all-flash arrays will derive from end-to-end NVMe-based systems.[1] For IBM Storage customers, this prediction from IDC can […]

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The FutureScape of IT

Information technology is growing faster and smarter – quickly. That’s the news in a nutshell from the latest IDC FutureScape study – Worldwide Enterprise Infrastructure 2018 Predictions. The latest FutureScape[1] study presents IDC’s top ten enterprise infrastructure predictions. For IBM Storage customers, the most important highlights include: NVMe will replace SCSI as the protocol of […]

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Pervasive protection

Perhaps as many as 45,000 cyberattacks occur around the world each day.[1] It’s easy to understand why cybersecurity is the top IT spending priority for businesses large and small, and has been for years.[2] Data breaches are costly. In the United States, the average cost of lost business from a data protection failure reached $4.13 […]

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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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