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2014 Tape Market State of the Union

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

 

Tape3J.jpgIt’s that time of year – to review technology achievements and reflect on future trends. The Tape Storage Council – a collaborative industry group of which HP is a founding member – today issued its annual “State of the Union” 2014 tape industry memo to storage industry analysts and press.

 

Entitled Data Growth and Technology Innovations Fuel Tape’s Future, the memo highlights the current trends, usages and technology innovations occurring within the tape storage industry. Let’s take a look at the key points in the memo

HP StoreOpen Automation: better, easier and more widely connected with LTFS support for Windows

By Laura Loredo, HP StoreEver Product Manager

 

Today I’m talking about our new release of HP StoreOpen Automation that delivers a solution for using LTFS in automation environments with Windows OS. The new version—available as a free download—allows you to connect HP StoreEver tape libraries with LTO-5 or LTO-6 tape drives to Windows. Similar to the StoreOpen Mac and Linux versions, it works with a single library partition with up to 4 drives and 48 slots. Remember, HP is the only vendor that provides this tool as a FREE-of-charge download. Download it today: www.hp.com/go/StoreOpen

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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.

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