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Interleave Archival Media Testing for LTO-6 Ultrium Data Cartridges

By Andrew Dodd, WW Marketing Communications Manager, HP Storage Media

 

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You probably know that some of the world’s biggest companies use HP StoreEver Tape as a major component of their archiving and long-term asset preservation strategy. This archiving role means the traditional usage model for HP tape media has changed. And consequently, how HP tests its LTO media for performance and reliability needs to change also.

 

Labels: LTO-6| StoreEver| tape

Where is tape media headed?

By Andrew Dodd, WW Marketing Communications Manager, HP Storage Media

 

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We’re more than eighteen months into the life of LTO-6 Ultrium, the newest version of the most successful tape backup and archiving format in existence. More than 900,000 HP LTO-6 cartridges have been sold to date, to add to the 73 million HP Metal Particle Ultrium cartridges shipped to customers since the format was launched in 2000. For that reason, LTO-6 has already surpassed its predecessor, LTO-5, in terms of adoption rates. That said, now seems like a good moment, therefore, to look at these trends in more detail and consider what the future may hold for tape media.

 

HP TechCast - lets talk tape storage!

A few weeks ago, Jeffery Powers (@Geekazine) and I did a live HP TechCast with our special guest Jason Buffington, Sr Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. Unfortunately, I forgot to hit the "record" button. It was a fantastic webcast and I didn't record it!

Fortunately Jason was able to join Jeffery and me along with HP LTO expert Bob Conway and we did a redo. We all thought the second go at it was a far better webcast after we got another chance at it.  

Labels: LTO-6| podcast| StoreEver

More on HP StoreEver LTO-6

My blog post earlier today was an overview of our HP StoreEver Tape Storage announcement today.  I want to add to that an HP Storage ChalkTalk I have focusing on HP StoreEver LTO-6.  I hope you find these ChalkTalks useful - I have a good time making them (call me a geek!). Here's the LTO-6 ChalkTalk. 

 

There's also a great announcement website where you can find a lot more content on HP StoreEver Tape Storage - you can find it at www.hp.com/go/storage/nextera.

 

New HP StoreEver Tape Storage with LTO-6

We've obviously been busy at here in HP Storage.  Since November, we've announced:

  • HP StoreEasy NAS
  • HP StoreVirtual Storage (formerly HP LeftHand)
  • HP 3PAR StoreServ
  • HP StoreAll Storage
  • We also had some enhancements to HP StoreOnce Backup

Well, time to reveal another set of products with new naming.  Today we're announcing HP StoreEver Tape Storage.  I have a couple of videos that give a good overview - one a short interview from HP Discover showing the new HP StoreEver LTO-6 Tape Drive and the other a ChalkTalk that gives a bit more details.

 

 

Mark your calendar.pngAnd be sure you get my live HP TechCast with ESG Sr. Analyst Jason Buffington on your calendar!

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