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SSDs or disk? Buffer or cache? A closer look at tape-as-NAS options

By Mark Fleischhauer, HP StoreEver Tape Storage Solutions Engineering Manager

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Part 1: A closer look at tape-as-NAS - disks

A few weeks ago I wrote about a new emerging architecture for long term data retention that combines FLash drives and tAPE called FLAPE. Flash drives, or solid-state drives (SSDs), offer better read-and-write operation performance, lower latency and lower power when compare to a standard spinning disk.

 

In traditional transactional environments, these factors make a big difference. However you may wonder how this impacts an archive work flow? In this two-part blog series, I’ll show when you may want to use a disk or an SSD depending on your archiving workflow. Part 1 focuses on disk and Part 2 will focus on SSDs.

 

Labels: FLAPE| flash| SSD| StoreEver| tape| tNAS

Forget FUD. Insure your tape archive with HP StoreEver.

By Shannon Dumler, Worldwide Product Marketing Manager, HP Storage

 

FUD.jpegLeveraging the benefits of tape – including lower cost per GB, lower energy consumption, offline protection buffering against virus or hacker attacks and media removability to an offsite location for safe storage – simply makes good business sense. So once that data is now safely stored in a vault or even within a tape library, how can you insure that critical business data? By simply putting in place the ability to automatically and actively monitor these infrequently accessed tape cartridge for both for data quality AND tape cartridge health. Here’s how we do it with HP StoreEver to put to rest the fear, uncertainty and doubt – the FUD – by providing the very insurance that is needed to fully protect your critical business data.

 

Interleave Archival Media Testing for LTO-6 Ultrium Data Cartridges

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

 

Head3_DSC7470.jpgNot just one extra mile, but hundreds

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

The future of tape looks bright with the promise of 120TB of storage on a single LTO tape

By Laura Loredo, HP StoreEver Product Manager

 

Why is today a great day for tape users in general and LTO technology in particular? Because the LTO Program announced the extension of the technology roadmap to 10 generations. This increases capacity expectations to 120 TB per cartridge. Let’s talk about what makes this good news and where HP StoreEver LTO fits in the discussion.

 

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Tags: LTO| StoreEver| tape
Labels: LTO| StoreEver| tape

Let’s pop the hood on an HP StoreEver LTO-6 Tape Drive

By Mark Fleischhauer, HP StoreEver Tape Storage Solutions Engineering Manager

 

Hood1.jpgWhether it’s a classic car, a racecar or your everyday passenger vehicle, you always want to know what’s under the hood. You want to know its top speed, its fuel economy, or perhaps information about its advanced safety features.

 

Just like our new modern cars, the HP StoreEver LTO tape drive has continued to make technological advancements with greater speed, better efficiency, more capacity, and advanced features to address growing user demands with big data that needs agility, performance and capacity. Let’s “pop the hood” and take a deeper look at the HP StoreEver LTO-6 drive.

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