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What is Tape as NAS or tNAS

I attended the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) a couple of weeks ago. We had several blog posts about the event leading up to and and now that I'm back, I have a few videos that I'll be sharing. Today I have a video of a discussion I had with long time tape storage expert Mark Fleischhauer around Tape as NAS (tNAS).


In the video, Mark defines tNAS, discusses how it can fit into an existing workflow, and talks about a customer using it today. This post will be short because the video does all the talking.  So here it is.


Mark has written three blog posts about tNAS where you can dig deeper and learn more. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments. And if you want to learn more, visit

New market share reports confirm HP’s leadership in tape

By Simon Watkins, WW Product Marketing Manager, Backup, Recovery & Archive (BURA), HP Storage





New market share numbers from analysts IDC and SCCG confirm that HP continues to lead in worldwide open systems tape drive, tape automation (1-100 slots) and tape media markets.


Let’s take a look at why market share matters in tape, highlight some key market trends and spotlight where and why we continue to win.

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How healthy is your archive data on tape?

By Mark Fleischhauer, HP StoreEver Tape Storage Solutions Engineering Manager




With NAB 2015 – and our NAB blogging on Around the Storage Block on storage for media & entertainment – in full swing, we thought it would be a good time to ask: Do you know how healthy your archive data is on tape? Do you wonder if you’ll be able to get it back when you need it?


Like your own personal health, it’s important to have routine check-ups to detect any possible problems early. Today, I’m talking about how the HP StoreEver Data Verification process can measure the health of your data stored on LTO tape and how it all works.

Looking for a “whether-proof” cloud storage solution?

By Mark Fleischhauer, HP StoreEver Tape Storage Solutions Engineering Manager


Look to HP StoreEver Tape, HP Helion and QStar Archive Manager with Archive Replicator

A few months ago I discussed how HP StoreEver tape in the tape-as-NAS (tNAS) solution with QStar Archive Manager could be used to complement your cloud storage. Today, this solution with QStar has been certified as HP Helion Ready. This certification is yet another proof point that the solution is robust and ready for the most demanding environments. Why question whether your solution will work or not? Let’s take a look at what this means to you and how it can change your “whether.”


Creating a self-managing, self-healing tape archive

By Simon Watkins, WW Product Marketing Manager, Backup, Recovery & Archive (BURA), HP Storage




Tape has always delivered proven benefits when it comes to long-term data retention. But, how can you verify the quality of your archived tape data over time? And, how can you feel confident that the data stored in an infrequently or never accessed tape archive will be available and retrievable when needed?


A new solution from HP and QStar delivers a self-managing and self-healing archive that enables the integrity and accessibility of business-critical data stored on tape media throughout its lifecycle. Let’s find out more.

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