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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

Tape and LTFS podcast from NAB

NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) is wrapping up tomorrow; today at NAB I focused on LTFS doing both a podcast and getting a video demo of using LTFS in a Microsoft Windows environment.  You'll have to wait until next week to see the demo because I have to edit the video on my Z600 Workstation which I did take with me to Las Vegas.


The podcast I have is very interesting - I had a great time talking to Mark Fleischhauer.  As you'll hear, Mark has been a tape technologist for a long time.  We talked about the new life that tape has been given because of LTFS and I think we pretty well smash the "tape is dead" conversations I see about once a week. 

Here's the podcast with Mark.


Labels: LTFS| NAB| podcast| tape

Fueled by HP, powered by Watchitoo

I'm at NAB and got a demo of Watchitoo.  They are a partner of HP's and are in our booth.  As a video blogger, I'm pretty excited about their technology.  I just recorded a short video from their platform - here it is.  I hope to have a podcast or video in the next few days going deeper on Watchitoo.


Labels: NAB| storage| Watchitoo

A big day at NAB

HPStorageGuy Logoware.jpgIf you've been reading the blog over the last few days, you know that I'm at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) in Las Vegas. Just in case you haven't seen those blog posts, here's a link to the two blogs I've written talking about NAB. Today I have a quick blog post to point you to a few things happening today (especially for NAB attendees) and a very cool video I have of a demo I got yesterday.


Today at NAB, I have a great deal for you!

HP has what promises to be a great session titled “Better than HAL? – The impact of new meaning based computing on Media industry” Tuesday at 1 PM in session room S224.  HP Autonomy CEO and co-founder Dr. Mike Lynch and HP Storage VP of Marketing, Strategy and Operations Tom Joyce will lead the session with special guest Lincoln Wallen, head of R&D at DreamWorks Animation.


So what's my deal? I have a pretty generous supply of beer tickets for the NAB Beer Garden (sponsored by HP - thank you very much!).  Join me at the session today, find me and say hello and you can have a beer on me.  I shouldn't be too hard to find - I'll be wearing my HPStorageGuy logo-ware and will sit toward the front of the room.


I'll also have another option that I'll talk about on Twitter - so if you're at NAB, follow my Twitter stream and you'll have a great chance to have a beer on me!

Labels: NAB| storage

More on HP at NAB - details on the exhibits

UPDATE on 4/16:  Our theatre sessions are being streamed live on the internet on our Facebook page.  I watched most of the sessions today and it's some very good stuff.  Check it out!


The other day I did an initial post talking about what HP would be doing at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show next week.  Today, before I head out to Las Vegas for the like the sixth time in eight months, I wanted to focus on the exhibit halls, specifically what HP will have in our booth. 


I know in this space, you probably care most about where in the digital process we have solutions, so here's a look at that:


  • Asset Management: Autonomy (media bin), Avid (interplay MAM), North Plains (Telescope),  Gorilla Technologies (Gorilla Enterprise MAM), the HP Digital Library Project (Paul McCartney Library), and Vizrt (Ardome MAM)
  • Editing: HP will highlight its file based editing solution with partners ATTO Technology and Quantum StorNext which includes HP infrastructure
  • Ingest and Play-out: HP will feature presentations from Miranda Technologies and their ITX solution that is based on HP servers and HP X9320 storage. 
  • Content Distribution: HP will feature Envivio and Concurrent who both offer Content distribution for VOD, web distribution, to manage video delivery to any device.
  • Media Archive: HP will also feature SGL Broadcast (Flashnet), TOLIS backup/recovery software, Cache-A, Panasonic, Crossroads, and Storage DNA all integrated to HP Tape LTO5 and LTFS 
  • Other Key Highlights in HP booth: HP will feature the Aurasma application which turns the real world into the virtual world and expands monetization possibilities to virtually any-where, HP will show HP’s media cloud, and we will be highlighting our new line of workstation systems in the booth. 
Labels: NAB| storage
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