For some reason, the myth that the majority of tape restores fail staggers on. Another article published this week in the UK made the same, familiar and false assertion that LTO Ultrium tape is inherently unreliable. In this blog post, Andrew Dodd, the worldwide communications manager for HP Storage Media, takes on the zombie in an attempt to stop it in its tracks, once and for all.
The recent discovery of the remains of King Richard III shows just how advanced we have become at using information in archives to make new historical discoveries. But how will future generations make similar breakthroughs with information curated by today's digital society? How will we ensure that content is preserved and available to those who come after us? The latest Tape Talk blog post considers the implications of archiving data for a very long time and how HP LTO Ultrium tape can help meet the archival challenge.
HP is making some exciting new announcements about tape this week, confounding those 'experts' who claimed in 2004 that the technology had limited usefulness and would soon disappear.
And as DDS-1 is finally discontinued (after almost twenty five years of successful backup), new LTO-6 Ultrium technology demonstrates that the baton has been smoothly passed to a new generation of bigger and better tape backup and archiving solutions.
The Indian film industry is the biggest in the world, both in terms of ticket sales and the number of films produced. In addition to the Hindi film industry, largely centred around Mumbai (hence the name ‘Bollywood’) there are also the Telagu and Tamil cinema industries based in Hyderabad and Chennai, as well as numerous smaller regional centres of Indian filmmaking. Unsurprisingly, Broadcast India is one of the world’s largest media and entertainment trade shows and an ideal place to showcase HP’s Linear Tape File System technology. I caught up with my colleague, Simon Watkins, Product Marketing Manager for HP LTO Ultrium, just after his Keynote presentation at Broadcast India 2012.
While LTO-5 with LTFS is useful for lots of applications, it's been keenly sought by the media and entertainment industry to store, manage and preserve vast amounts of unstructured data, especially rich media content like video, digital cinema and audio . . .and for good reason. Here’s why. (And on my own modest scale, I speak from experience!)