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Archived Tape Articles
28 Oct 2013
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Disk-pushers, get reel: Even GOOGLE relies on tape [33453]
Tape is back in the ring

Chris Mellor from The Registers writes, "Tape has spent some time on the ropes, but now it's back in the ring. After suffering five or more years of onslaught from pro-disk fanatics drunk on disk deduplication technologies, reality has struck home. Tape is cheaper than disk*. Tape is more reliable than disk and, the killer, tape's storage capacity can go on increasing for years.

In fact, IBM is currently preparing to demonstrate a near-40X improvement on LTO-6 capacity, while the rate of disk capacity increase is much slower.

Tape is the only storage medium that can confidently say it can keep up with the growing amounts transactions, images, music, plus compliance needs, social media conversations and machine-to-machine messages that are being thrown at our IT systems. Sure, store it on flash and disk when it's hot but bleed it off to tape when it's old and cold and can't be thrown away..."
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20 Sep 2013
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Storagetek T10000D Tape Drive Dive And Oracle.s StorageTek Linear Tape File System [32989]
Video and Launch Replay

Oracle's 4th generation StorageTek T10000D tape drive combines world-record capacity and performance with three generations of proven enterprise-class reliability. This powerful combination enables mass consolidation of tape storage environments into fewer cartridges, tape drives, and libraries for a total cost of ownership (TCO) less than LTO-6.

See the launch webinar from September 17. Register here.

Take a look at the new StorageTek T10000D Video here.
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12 Sep 2013
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StorageTek T10000D Tape Drive [32828]
8.5 TB of native capacity per cartridge; 252 MB/sec

Oracle has introduced the StorageTek T10000D Tape Drive, the "Industry's Fastest, Highest Capacity Tape Drive, Ideally Suited For Cloud, Big Data and Enterprise Archive Environments."

Oracle says, the "StorageTek T10000D tape drive shatters existing capacity and performance speeds, dramatically reducing the number of cartridges, slots, and library modules required to archive and retrieve data. With up to 8.5 TB of native capacity per cartridge and native data rates of 252 MB/sec, the StorageTek T10000D tape drive stores and retrieves more than 3x the data per cartridge and offers 57 percent faster native throughput than LTO-6. With 3:1 compression, it can achieve data rates more than 19 percent faster than the IBM TS1140, while storing more than twice the data per cartridge.

Deployed in the Oracle StorageTek SL8500 tape library system, the StorageTek T10000D enables customers to scale in excess of 68 exabytes of capacity under a single point of management..."
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12 Sep 2013
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StorageTek Linear Tape File System, Library Edition [32829]
Simple Drag-and-Drop File Management with Tape

Oracle Makes Tape Storage Easy to Use and Manage like Flash and Disk with Drag-and-Drop User Interface for Exabyte Scale Archives

Oracle's StorageTek Linear Tape File System, Library Edition (LTFS LE) helps makes tape storage as easy to use and manage as disk at a lower cost, using a familiar "drag-and-drop" paradigm. It further broadens the appeal of tape storage in industries with large file assets, such as media and entertainment, enabling customers to take advantage of tape's low cost per terabyte for backup, large-scale data retention, archive and preservation projects, while allowing customers to save 40 percent in acquisition cost over IBM's TS3500 20PB Tape Library solution.
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29 Jul 2013
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StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library [32056]
Self Support

Cinzia Mascanzoni writes, "Check out the StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library with its best-in-class value, ease-of-use, simple scalability, and low-cost. It's no wonder the StorageTek SL150 is an ideal backup and archive solution for growing businesses. It eliminates the need for rip and replace, as well as the associated costs of multiple libraries to accommodate data growth. And best of all, Oracle Partners can provide their own support for this product and still receive all of the benefits of the Oracle Incentive Program..."
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30 Apr 2013
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Cloud Storage: the Next Frontier for Tape [30815]
Paper by The Enterprise Strategy Group

This paper explores the usage scenarios and economics of public, private, and hybrid cloud storage services -- particularly in the context of recent evolutions in tape technology and usage. By taking a cohesive look at today's interrelated cloud/tape landscape, we conclude that there is a definite place for tape in the cloud services landscape.
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