This month, the LTO Consortium announced the specifications of the next generation of LTO technology, the LTO Ultrium format generation 9. While LTO tape media has increased in capacity on a regular cadence since its first generation, LTO-9 offers a 50% increase in capacity from the previous generation – enabling a single LTO-9 cartridge to store 18TB of native data. Extending to generation 12, a new roadmap has been released which aims to double capacity in each generation moving forward, providing a long future for tape users.
With the expanded capacity of LTO-9, Spectra just announced that the Spectra TFinity Tape Library will now be the industry’s first tape library to store one exabyte (one million terabytes) of uncompressed data in a single system, advancing the boundaries of tape technology. As the world’s largest storage system, the Spectra TFinity stores and protects data for such renowned organizations as ® ExaScale Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, NASA Ames Research Center, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and more.
In fact, the new LTO-9 release is a catalyst to boost the capacities of all
Spectra tape libraries, as Spectra Logic will integrate the ninth generation of LTO tape technology into its entire family of libraries to provide the lowest cost-per-gigabyte available to store massive amounts of date – all with proven enterprise-level reliability. For a deeper look into cost-effective and beneficial approaches to storing and protecting massive data sets that are exponentially growing, check out this free e-book by Spectra Logic, available here.
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