Disk and tape drives both use a thin magnetic film layer to store Bits of your data, which are impressed on this film via a magnetic read/write head. A hard drive is produced in a super-clean dust-free environment and the
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus According to the dictionary, a vault is “a secure room in a bank in which valuables are stored”. You might consider bringing your media to an actual bank, but there are other alternatives that might
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus Recently, the specifications for the upcoming LTO tape version have been published. Time to have a closer look and also check on the overall benefits and features of LTO. LTO tape was created to combine
by Marc M. Batschkus – Read part 1 – Implementing the Archive with P5 Archive Once you know the who, what and how, you can start looking at the details of your Archive implementation.
by Marc M. Batschkus An Archive is many things to many people. From reference to re-purposing, from monetization to service for clients, there are many perspectives on what an Archive can be and do.
By Marc M. Batschkus LTO tape is a linear storage medium and technology. LTO means Linear Tape Open and is developed as a standard defined by the LTO consortium, consisting of IBM, HPE, and Quantum. There are multiple vendors and
By Marc M. Batschkus Tape storage has been around for decades and has evolved over that time to be the most cost-efficient and durable long-term storage available. Linear Tape Open, or LTO, is the most important format that is developed
By Marc M. Batschkus Archiving video footage and other media requires specific features to simplify browsing, searching, and re-use. Media production especially profits from archiving by saving production storage and time for finding assets. Long-term protection for reference, re-use, and
By David Fox Modern LTO tapes and drives provide exactly what is needed for backup of large quantities of data: speed and capacity. However, unlike hard drives and memory sticks, LTO isn’t plug-and-play. Software is required to make a workflow
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus Preserving precious files for the long-term can be a challenge. The longer data resides on spinning disk, the higher the risk that it is affected by either human error or malware affecting the storage. Human
by Marc M. Batschkus Digital cameras are a hot commodity that makes creating memories easy. Nonetheless, it has created unique problems and solutions. Ever since the switch to digital cameras, photography is connected to IT and data management. Analog film
by Marc M. Batschkus and Clay Teramo – CEO The Data Media Source, San Jose, California LTO Tape is an excellent storage media, but what to do when tape sets are replaced or no longer needed? We recently learned of
Text by Dr. Marc M. BatschkusInfographic by Lana Tannir LTO Tape is more attractive than ever and applicable in more circumstances. In rapid succession, LTO-8 has quickly appeared in addition to the already impressive LTO-7 tape standard. The market’s drive
by Julia Friedrich & Ibrahim Tannir When planning a data management strategy, there are a number of questions that need to be considered: Do I need an immediate failover solution? What is an acceptable backup frequency?
by Marc M. Batschkus In the video industry, there is a long history of using optical media for recording and archiving clips.
by André Kühnemund When data security is key, a simple backup may not be enough to ensure data is available at all times, while a data sync does not offer long retention times and safe offsite storage.
Both use tape…!? December 3, 2012 – PresSTORE comes with a Backup and an Archive module. Both can use tape to save a copy of the data offline. So what exactly is the difference then?
May 7, 2012 – The fifth generation of the LTO (Linear Tape-Open) standard is known for its embracing of LTFS (Linear Tape File System).