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Demystifying the Linear Tape File System (LTFS)

By Mark Fleischhauer, Tape Storage Solutions Engineering Manager

 

Since the introduction of the Linear Tape File System (LTFS), a number of articles, white paper and tech briefs have been written about it and its impact on tape. In this blog, I’m going to offer some context around what the excitement is all about and discuss how LTFS is being used and deployed. 

 

HP LTFS and LTO-5 with StorageDNA : Voyage to the bottom of the sea!

James Cameron is an award-winning director known for films like Avatar and Titanic.  He's also becoming well known for the documentary work that he's doing too.  On March 26, 2012, he made a record-breaking solo dive to the earth's deepest point.  The project with National Geographic is called the DEEPSEA CHALLENGE. 

 

In today's podcast, I talk with LTFS product marketing manager Simon Watkins about how this project used StorageDNA with HP LTO-5 tape and LTFS based workflow solution to support the this incredible voyage to the bottom of the sea.  I think its an very interesting story.  

 

Here's the podcast with Simon:

Labels: customer| LTFS| LTO-5

Taking center stage at IBC2012: how to protect and archive digital content

Simon Watkins.jpgWelcome back guest blogger Simon Watkins, who is heading to Amsterdam this weekIBClogo.png to attend the International Broadcasting Convention. It seems that more than ever before, much of the pre-show buzz this year is about how best to protect and archive digital content, the lifeblood of the media and entertainment industry. Here’s why the best answer is LTO-5 with LTFS-based solutions. The blog also offers a great list of links to much more information on LTO with LTFS.

HP StoreOpen with LTFS for Windows: Making tape as easy to access and share as disk

Just launched, HP StoreOpen with Linear Tape File System (LTFS) for Windows is a new tape-based file system for HP LTO-5 tape that is a true game changer when it comes to the usability and portability of tape in standalone Microsoft Windows environments. Find out more about the benefits and value of LTFS for Windows, plus use studies from the media and entertainment industry and links to more information. It's all here in this guest blog post by Simon Watkins, Worldwide Tape Product Marketing Manager, HP Storage.

 


Linear Tape File System for Windows demo at NAB

Last week I did a podcast from NAB talking about Linear Tape File System (LTFS) with one of our long-time tape gurus Mark Fleischhauer.  The next morning after I talked to Mark, I got a demo in our booth of some new software that we'll have available soon that allows you to use LTFS on Windows systems. 

 

The tape is dead FUD won't go away until those that like to proclaim it's early demise are - well, I'll just say gone.  LTFS is a fantastic proof point of how tape will continue to exist long into the future. 

 

So check out the demo of our LTFS software on Windows.



Labels: LTFS| NAB| tape
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