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Archived Tape Articles
09 Apr 2016
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Reduce Backup and Archive Costs Without Increasing Your Footprint [51472]
Oracle StorageTek T10000D Tape Drive

Oracle's StorageTek T10000D enterprise tape drive blends high capacity and extreme performance with the reliability and data security to support mission critical, 24/7 data center operations. Investment protection is provided through compatibility with existing StorageTek enterprise libraries and backward read/write compatibility with previous generations of T10000 technology.
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25 Nov 2015
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Sony and Fujifilm First Media Makers of LTO-7 [47822]
Storage Newsletter, November 25th, 2015

"The LTO Program Technology Provider Companies (TPCs), Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM Corporation and Quantum Corporation, announced that Fujifilm Corporation and Sony Corporation have completed interchange testing for LTO Ultrium generation 7 format.

The completion of this testing permits these companies to use the LTO-7 Ultrium format trademarks on LTO technology products..."
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16 Jul 2015
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StorageTek LTO-6 Half Height IBM Tape Drives and 2.50 Firmware [44434]
for the SL150 Tape Library

Oracle announced the availability of StorageTek LTO 6 Half Height IBM Drives for the StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library and the release of 2.50 firmware for the SL150.

With the release of 2.50 firmware, the StorageTek SL150 now supports half-height LTO 6 drives from both IBM and HP, in addition to the StorageTek LTO 5 half-height HP FC and SAS drives. Customers now have the option to choose their LTO 6 drive supplier (IBM or HP).
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02 Feb 2015
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Tape Storage Elevator Pitch [40710]
By jshell

If you're an OPN Storage Partner that does not have tape as part of your solution offering, this article from the Economist may convince you otherwise.

The team at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) makes a great pitch for the value of tape as an essential component of a storage infrastructure. This is an end-user (albeit, a power user) and not a tape storage vendor.

Here are the four advantages of tape:...
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11 Dec 2014
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StorageTek T10000D Tape Drives [39871]
Lower Backup and Archive Costs Without Increasing Your Footprint

Oracle's StorageTek T10000D enterprise tape drive blends the highest capacity, performance, reliability, and data security to support demanding, 24/7 data center operations. The eco-efficient StorageTek T10000D tape drive also ensures the lowest total cost of ownership, and proven reliability with ongoing compatibility with StorageTek enterprise libraries as well as third-party hardware and software.
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23 Oct 2014
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Oracle StorageTek T10000D Tape Drive achieves FIPS 140-2 Validation [38927]
Public sector procurement requirement

Joshua Brickman writes, "Oracle is pleased to announce that the Oracle StorageTek T10000D Tape Drive (Firmware version: 4.07.107 and Hardware Part Number: 7042136) has achieved a FIPS 140-2 validation with overall compliance at Level 1 of the FIPS standard. Conformance with the FIPS 140-2 standard provides assurance to government and industry purchasers that products are correctly implementing cryptographic functions as the FIPS 140-2 standard specifies.

FIPS 140-2 is a public sector procurement requirement in both the United States and Canada for any product claiming or providing encryption..."
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