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IBM Assigned Ten Patents
Tape drive with tape surface inspection unit, tape head having sub-ambient channel, balanced delay and resolution for high density servo, optimized data placement for individual file accesses on de-dupe-enabled sequential storage, writing files to storage medium, recalling files stored on tape, tape damage detection, head having wrap-controlled flexible media interface, storing meta-information on tape recording
2018.12.06 | In Brief
IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition V1.3 and Spectrum Archive Library Edition V2.4.1 Expand Storage Capacity
With new TS1160 tape drive
2018.11.30 | Press Release
IBM TS1160 Tape Drive 60F for TS4500 Library Delivers 20TB Native Capacity
With 400MBp/s throughput without compression
2018.11.29 | Press Release
IBM TS4500 Tape Library Supports LTO-8 Single-Mode FC Tape Drives
Capacity up to 278PB, up to 695PB with compression
2018.11.28 | Press Release
Spectra Logic Librairies With IBM 20TB (Uncompressed) TS1160 Tapes
Including largest storage machine capable of protecting more than 2,000PB
2018.11.15 | Press Release
Future of Cloud Depends on Magnetic Tape
Number of cartridge manufacturers down over past three years from six to two, Sony and Fujifilm
2018.10.18 | In Brief
Why Future of Storage Still Magnetic Tape?
HDDs reaching limits, not tape, according to IBM
2018.09.27 | Press Release | [with our comments]
University of Oklahoma IT Team Receives NSF Instrumentation Grant for Research Data Archiving
2018.09.19 | Press Release
Virtual Tape TS7700 R4.2 Delivers Cloud Storage Tier Support on IBM Z
Expanded active premigration queue size to 60TB and higher
2018.09.17 | Press Release
Converged Quantum Tape Appliance for Backup in Veeam Environment
Beginning at $17,000
2018.08.20 | Press Release
IBC: Imagine Products and StorageDNA Showcase myLTOdna Long-Term Storage Solution
$7,750 for bundle with three software licenses: myLTOdna, HyperTape and PrimeTranscoder, as well as MagStor LTO-8 drive with HDD hot-swap slot
2018.08.16 | Press Release
FujiFilm Assigned Five Patents
On recording tape cartridge and magnetic tape
2018.08.10 | In Brief
Qualstar 3U Q40 Expandable LTO Tape Library
Base unit with 384TB native capacity using LTO-8, expandable to 3.26PB native capacity in 21U
2018.08.06 | Press Release
Enhancements to LTO Tape Libraries From Spectra Logic
And object storage updates to family of BlackPearl converged storage systems
2018.07.26 | Press Release
Quantum Assigned Patent
Tape layout optimization
2018.07.16 | In Brief
FujiFilm Assigned Patent
Magnetic tape and head tracking servo
2018.07.02 | In Brief
Fujitsu Eternus LT Tape Librairies With LTO-8 Drives
With WORM capability for data protection and compliance
2018.06.21 | Press Release
Netstor: NS372TB3 Thunderbolt 3 LTO 1U Rackmount System
With up to two tape drives
2018.06.14 | Press Release
MagStor LTO-8 Drive With Thunderbolt 3 Interface and myLTO Software
2018.06.13 | Press Release
FujiFilm Assigned Seven Patents
On magnetic tapes
2018.06.06 | In Brief
IBM Assigned Nineteen Patents
Tape head and system having asymmetrical construction, write procedure using estimated best setting in first run, support for WORM cartridges realized by LTFS, variable scoping capability for physical tape layout diagnostic structure of tape storage device, support for WORM cartridges by LTFS, data writing in file system, data updating in file system, skiving block for mitigating protruding defects from magnetic tape recording media, achieving fine motion between modules in magnetic head, backing up data on tape, writing data spanning plurality of cartridges, file system for rolling back data on tape, tape backup and restore in disk storage environment with intelligent data placement, magnetic tape abrasivity measurement, magnetic tape media having servo patterns, file system for rolling back data on tape, writing files to storage medium, preventing condensation in tape library, managing, writing, and reading file on tape
2018.06.05 | In Brief
KIP CR P1 LP Assigned Patent
Partially synchronous and partially asynchronous mounts/unmounts in media library
2018.05.23 | In Brief
Overland-Tandberg NEOxl 40 3U LTO-7 and -8 Library With 5 Slots
With 5 mail-slots and 32 media slots, starting at $11,200, up to 960TB in base module
2018.04.20 | Press Release
ProMAX Systems: LTO-8 Support and Product for Platform Workflow Servers
Including Pro-Cache, Portable, Studio, Online and Nearline servers, hardware is available as both stand-alone LTO-8 drives or integrated into library systems.
2018.04.18 | Press Release
IBM Tape Offerings Support Mixed Media
TS4500 and LTO-7 5-pack cartridge
2018.04.17 | Press Release
1 Beyond NetDrive and ThunderTape 3 Tape Systems With LTO-8 Drives
Start at $8,000 for NetDrive, at $6,000 for ThunderTape 3 systems with one LTO-8 drive.
2018.04.09 | Press Release
Microsoft Prefers Tape for Azure Archival Storage Tier
Rather than Blu-ray and HDD
2018.04.05 | In Brief
actidata stellt skalierbare Mittelstands-Library für Datensicherung und Archivierung vor German
Kodiak 3407, 3U, 32 bis 272 LTO Slots, SAS und FC, LTO-8 Variante liegt bei 8.073€
2018.03.27 | Press Release
108,457PB of LTO Compressed Capacity Shipped in 2017
Up 13% over 2016, but small decrease in cartridge shipments
2018.03.19 | Press Release
Fujifilm Receives Favorable Final Determination in United States ITC Case Vs. Sony
For importation of LTO-7 cartridges
2018.03.12 | Press Release
Spectra Logic Expands LTO-8 Tape Library Family With Spectra Stack and T950v
Starts at $9,000 for Spectra Stack 6U from 960TB to 16.75PB, T950v from 11PB to 300PB compressed.
2018.03.08 | Press Release
Two New Generations of LTO Added to Roadmap
LTO-11 (native 96TB) and LTO-12 (192TB)
2018.02.15 | Press Release
IBM TS7700 R4.1.2 Virtual Tape
Supports Enhanced Compression and 16Gb/s Ficon.
2018.02.13 | Press Release
R&D: Development of Barium Ferrite Tape With High Signal-to-Noise Ratio and Thermal Stability
Describes characteristics of new tape particles and medium, expected to be employed in future high-capacity linear tape systems.
2018.02.06 | Press Release
FujiFilm Assigned Patent
Recording tape cartridge
2018.02.06 | In Brief
Qualstar Q8 Entry Level LTO-8 1U Autoloader
96TB native and 240TB compressed storage capacity
2018.01.24 | Press Release
R&D: TMR Tape Drive for 15TB Cartridge
Tunnel magnetoresistive sensors for magnetic tape recording applications, cartridge capacity improvements of 4X to 6x to be achieved in next 4 to 8 years
by Francis Pelletier | 2018.01.01 | News
IBM LTO Ultrium Model 452
Delivers uninitialized M8 data.
2017.12.27 | Press Release
IBM LTO-8 Cartridge Available Mid-January 2018
At 12TB as expected
2017.12.25 | Press Release
CERN Archives 200PB on Tape
12.3PB just during Octover 2017
2017.12.20 | Press Release
IBM Assigned Nine Patents
Magnetic tape medium servo pattern writing, columnar data storage on tape partition, writing file to plurality of media, recalling files stored on tape, tape cartridge identification, magnetic tape appliance with selectably always-leading head assemblies, accuracy tape bearing surface length definition process for tape head fabrication, mechanized take-up reel and method for loading and unloading tape storage medium, skiving block for mitigating protruding defects from magnetic tape recording
2017.12.18 | In Brief
Fujifilm Introduces TCO Calculator
Comparing automated tape, disk-based and cloud-based archive storage
2017.12.07 | Press Release
FujiFilm Assigned Patent
Magnetic tape cartridge
2017.11.28 | In Brief
IBM Storage Tape Support for LTO-8 Type M Media
In first half of 2018
2017.11.15 | Press Release
Overland-Tandberg NEO Series Tape Automation and Drive With LTO-8
Starting at entry MSRP of $3,199
2017.11.15 | Press Release
HPE and Quantum Assigned Patent
Tape storage device having at least one redundant read data element
2017.11.08 | In Brief
Spectra Logic Certified LTO-8 Type M Media and LTO-8 Drives
To ship in November
2017.11.01 | Press Release
IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader With LTO-8 SAS Half-High Tape Drive
Capacity of nine cartridges
2017.10.30 | Press Release
Spectra Logic Assigned Patent
Progressive parity
2017.10.25 | In Brief
Three Advances Make Magnetic Tape More Than Memory
Palm-size cartridge into which IBM scientists squeezed kilometer-long ribbon of tape could hold 330TB.
2017.10.19 | In Brief
Quantum Embraces LTO-8 …
For Scalar libraries and StorNext AEL
2017.10.17 | Press Release
… As Well as mLogic
Integrated into tape drive solutions with Thunderbolt
2017.10.17 | Press Release
LTO-8 Soon Available From IBM
Native 12TB and 360MB/s, 2.5X more with compression
2017.10.16 | Press Release | [with our comments]
IBM TS1155 Tape Drive for TS3500 Libraries
Up to 15TB native capacity and enabling reuse of existing JD media
2017.10.16 | Press Release
IBM TS2280 6Gb SAS Tape Drive H8S Incorporates Half-High LTO-8 Technology
Available mid-November
2017.10.16 | Press Release
IBM TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries Accept LTO-8
For increased capacity
2017.10.16 | Press Release
IBM TS3310 Tape Library Using LTO-8 Drives
Delivering increased capacity and performance for MES or upgrade
2017.10.16 | Press Release
IBM TS3500 Tape Library With LTO-8 Drive
Native 240PB per robotic
2017.10.16 | Press Release
IBM TS4300 Libraries
With encryption, path failover and LTO-8
2017.10.16 | Press Release
IBM TS4500 Tape Library Supports LTO-8 Drive
With 8Gb FC dual-ported drive attachment
2017.10.16 | Press Release
LTO-8 Tape Drives Added to IBM Spectrum Archive
And extending offering to TS4300 libraries
2017.10.16 | Press Release
IBM 7226 Model 1U3 Multi-Media Enclosure With LTO-8
As well as RDX removable disk drive and DVD-RAM drive options
2017.10.16 | Press Release
Spectra Logic Launching LTO-8 Pre-Purchase Program
Customers will be priority recipients of new drives and media.
2017.10.16 | Press Release
IBM Assigned Twelve Patents
Microcode data recovery strategies for use of iterative decode, management of data and resources in tiered data storage system, pass-through tape access in disk storage environment, write procedure using estimated best setting in first run, detecting media defects, automated storage library with target of opportunity recognition, tape heads with sub-ambient pressure cavities, high density timing based servo format, cartridge label printer for library system, reducing total seek time for determining access sequence of data stored on tape, magnetic head and system having offset arrays, deleting files written on tape
2017.10.11 | In Brief
FujiFilm Files 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Sony Magnetic Storage Tapes
Unlawfully imported into USA
2017.10.04 | Press Release
StorageDNA Assigned Patent
Tape data management
2017.10.03 | In Brief
Hitachi Maxell Assigned Patent
Tape magnetic recording medium
2017.09.29 | In Brief
Fujifilm Receives Favorable Final Initial Determination in US ITC Case
Vs. Sony for LTO
2017.09.18 | Press Release
Tape Ark Transferring Tape-Based Data to Cloud
Company based in Perth, Western Australia
2017.08.18 | Press Release
FujiFilm Assigned Three Patents
Magnetic tape
2017.08.18 | In Brief
Potential Record Capacity of 330TB on Tape Cartridge by Sony With Areal Density of 201Gb/in²
Using IBM newly R/W heads, advanced servo control technologies and signal-processing algorithms
2017.08.08 | Press Release | [with our comments]
IBM TS4300 LTO Tape Library
Maximum of 1.6PB with LTO-7
2017.08.02 | Press Release
Tape Might Blow Away HDDs
Predicts FujiFilm.
2017.08.01 | In Brief
R&D: Wear-Durable Protective Overcoats for Functional Tape Heads
Feasibility of ultrathin bi-layer SiNx/C overcoats for functional tape heads is investigated.
2017.07.14 | Press Release
BDT Storage License Key Management Interoperability Protocol Technology From Cryptsoft
To get encryption capability throughout tape product range
2017.07.05 | Press Release
FujiFilm Assigned Patent
Recording tape cartridge
2017.07.03 | In Brief
IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition V1.2.4 With Improved Capacity
And management for large-scale cloud
2017.06.09 | Press Release
Group 47 Assigned Patent
Digital optical tape storage system
2017.05.19 | In Brief
IBM TS1155 Tape Drive for TS4500 Tape Library With Record of 15TB
With proprietary JD media (not LTO up to 6TB))
2017.05.16 | Press Release
Sony Files Complaint Regarding Certain Magnetic Tape Cartridges
Vs. Fujifilm
2017.05.05 | In Brief
Tape Value Proposition Compelling
According to advocacy of Tape Storage Council
2017.04.17 | Press Release
IBM Assigned Nineteen Patents
Reliable data reading with data set screening by error injection, magnetic head and system having offset arrays, tape-managed partition support for effective workload allocation and space management, asynchronous tape backup and restore from tape backup in disk storage environment, linear recording device, efficient multichannel data format using variable-length headers, columnar storage on tape partition, magnetic head and system having offset arrays, iterative decode and post-decode microcode cut and paste optimization, microcode data recovery strategies for use of iterative decode, miniskirt tape head having quasi-statically tilted transducer arrays, tape head with write pole having multiple layers superimposed, reconstructive error recovery procedure, controlling lateral position of tape head of magnetic tape drive, servo compensation control in vibration environment, durable coating for magnetic tape recording media, magnetic tape servo format, tape header format, detecting and compensating for external vibration in tape drive
2017.04.10 | In Brief
FujiFilm Assigned Patent
Magnetic tape
2017.04.07 | In Brief
Economic Value of LTO Tape for Long-term Data Retention
White paper by Enterprise Strategy Group
2017.03.15 | Press Release
Testing of LTO-7 Drives by SSG-NOW
With backward compatibility with LTO-5, LTO-6 and LTFS capability
2017.03.13 | Press Release
Post Production Houses Increase Demand for LTO Tapes
Compared to last year
2017.02.09 | Press Release
Anwendung des LTFS Tapes für aktive Archivierung von StrongBox German
NAS-Verbindung zu fast allen Tape Libraries
2017.02.08 | Press Release
Index Engines Helps Enterprisers Migrate Long Term Retention Data on Backup Tapes to AWS
Eliminating need for legacy backup software
2017.02.07 | Press Release
Tape Not Lowest Priced Storage Technology
As said vendors and some analysts, but not totally dead
by Jean Jacques Maleval | 2017.01.31 | News
U.S. International Trade Commission Investigates Certain LTO Cartridges and Components
Based on complaint filed by Sony
2017.01.27 | Press Release
Storage Heaven: TapeMaster LTO Duplication Solution
Utilizing 6Gb SAS bandwidth
2017.01.23 | Press Release
Spectra Logic Adds Cryptsoft Key Management Interoperability Protocol
Across TFinity LTO tape library product line
2017.01.18 | Press Release
R&D: FujiFilm High-Density Recording Study on Particulate Magnetic Tape Using Barium Ferrite Magnetic Particles
Tape areal density of 123 Gb/inch2, corresponding to cartridge capacity of 220TB
2017.01.16 | Press Release
Sony Takes on Fujifilm in Magnetic Tape Patent Suit
Used in equipment including cassette tapes, floppy disks and videos
2016.12.27 | In Brief
Mini-SAS HD to Mini-SAS Cables for IBM LTO Tape Autoloader and Libraries
TS2900, TS3100 and TS3200
2016.10.20 | Press Release
Quantum Scalar i6/i3 LTO-7 Libraries and StorNext AEL6
Scalar i3 starting at $8,500, Scalar i6 (up to 12PB) at $25,000, StorNext AEL6 at $42,500
2016.10.18 | Press Release
IBM Research: Product Codes for Storage on Tape
Burst-error-correction capability of 2D and 3D product codewords recorded on tape is analyzed as function of track rotation, linear density, and ECC parameters.
2016.10.14 | Press Release
NEC Assigned Patent
Library device and control
2016.09.29 | In Brief
IBM Assigned Eight Patents
Detecting tampering of data in tape drive, and file system, high resolution tape directory, stored at end of data in index partition,optimum tape layout selection for improved error correction capability, write procedure using estimated best setting in first run, slim profile, rear docking tape drive canister, skew estimation for tape device, tape volume overwrite protection during error recovery, efficient elimination of access to data on writable storage media
2016.08.30 | In Brief
NEC Platforms Assigned Patent
Library device and control device
2016.08.08 | In Brief