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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

Creating a self-managing, self-healing tape archive

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

 

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Tape has always delivered proven benefits when it comes to long-term data retention. But, how can you verify the quality of your archived tape data over time? And, how can you feel confident that the data stored in an infrequently or never accessed tape archive will be available and retrievable when needed?

 

A new solution from HP and QStar delivers a self-managing and self-healing archive that enables the integrity and accessibility of business-critical data stored on tape media throughout its lifecycle. Let’s find out more.

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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Complement your cloud storage with HP StoreEver LTO Tape

By Mark Fleischhauer, HP StoreEver Tape Storage Solutions Engineering Manager

 

tNAS2J.jpgSo you decided to deploy a cloud storage solution to protect your archive data. Now come some important questions: 

 

What are you going to do if you lose your network connection and you need your data? What if your cloud provider decides to close its doors? How are you going to deal with the slow upload speeds? How about data that you don’t to want store in the cloud because of security concerns?

 

By adding a complementary tape-as-NAS (tNAS) solution on the front end, now you can address these issues using cost-effective LTO tape storage.

 

Labels: cloud| StoreEver| tape| tNAS

HP StoreEver MSL6480: the new gold standard in mid-range tape

By Simon Watkins, WW StoreEver Tape Product Marketing Manager, HP Storage

 

Magnify.jpgThe HP StoreEver MSL6480 mid-range tape library was introduced last year with the bold promise that it represented the next era of tape storage. Was this purely marketing hype? Definitely not, if the MSL6480’s rapid customer adoption and continued market share growth is anything to go by!  

 

MSL6480 is resonating with customers and partners across all major industries around the world as the new standard in mid-range tape. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why.

Labels: StoreEver| tape
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