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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

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

 

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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

Spotlight on tape storage: LTO with LTFS takes centre stage at IBC2014

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

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The International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) – one of the world’s premier tradeshows for over 50,000 electronic media and entertainment (M&E) professionals – took place in Amsterdam over the last few days. I attended the show and more than ever much of the buzz was about how best to protect and archive digital content, the lifeblood of the media and entertainment industry. Here are some more insights on the opportunity for tape.

 

Labels: LTO| 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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