Trends in Tape: Looking Beyond LTO-5 with LTO-6 and LTFS Recording and Pre-Purchase

A big ‘thank you’ to all of you who attended our webinar entitled “Trends in Tape: Looking beyond LTO-5 with LTO-6 and LTFS.”  We had the best attendance ever. This is clearly a topic of great interest to many of you out there.  Bob Cone hosted the call and the discussion was packed with a multitude of great information including LTO-6 and the overall LTO Roadmap.  But more importantly, Bob covered the implications of the roadmap and LTFS and how they fit into the overall storage picture. With so many technologies now available, storage hierarchies and designing and choosing the right building blocks for your environment continues to get more complex.  The presentation distilled much of the vast amount of available information on numerous storage alternatives into an easy-to-understand discussion. Tape, Disk and Solid State Disk / Flash were covered including where they fit now, and where they will fit in the future.  The session was recorded and is available at the link below: Read More


Spectra Logic Launches LTO-6 Tape Drive Pre-Purchase Program

Provides Investment Protection and Guaranteed Access to First Available LTO-6 Shipments

BOULDER, Colo.—January 17, 2012—Spectra Logic, celebrating more than 30 years of data storage innovation, today announced the worldwide launch of its Linear Tape Open Generation 6 (LTO-6) tape drive pre-purchase program. With general availability of LTO-6 tape drives and media expected in 2012, customers can now join the LTO-6 pre-purchase program and receive LTO-5 drives today for use until LTO-6 drives become available. Once LTO-6 is released, pre-purchase customers will be at the top of the initial shipment list to receive new LTO-6 drives from Spectra. This unique program from Spectra Logic enables customers to make tape library purchases to meet today's data storage needs while ensuring the investment is future-proofed with an upgrade to the next generation drive and media technology once available. Read More


Looking Into the Storage Industry?s Crystal Ball: 2012 Predictions

As we say goodbye to another exciting year in the storage industry, we begin to set our sights on the future and what lies ahead.  While demand for data storage technologies continues to be strong and preparing for managing and effectively utilizing Big Data prevails in many organizations’ new initiative investigation; several technology drivers will directly and immediately impact the storage industry as we head into the New Year. Here’s a look at my predictions for 2012: Read More


?Why I?m Thankful?for Big Data Storage?

We should all be Thankful as “Big Data” improves storage for everyone.

It’s the beginning of the Holiday season, with Thanksgiving travel in full swing.  I’ll be getting 10 hours of windshield time shortly, as I’m headed to see family. Read More


CERN Evaluates Spectra Logic Tape Technology to Store Large Hadron Collider Research Data

BOULDER, Colo.—November 21, 2011—Spectra Logic, celebrating more than 30 years of data storage innovation, announced today that CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is evaluating  Spectra Logic tape library technology. Spectra® TSeries tape libraries were installed in CERN’s laboratory in July to store data copies from its Large Hadron Collider (LHC) multi-national scientific project. CERN will migrate LHC data from a Spectra® T380 tape library to a Spectra TFinity, using CERN’s Advanced STORage manager (CASTOR) for hierarchical storage management. Read More