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October 06, 2016
Snap, Inc., the company behind the popular photo and video messaging app Snapchat, is releasing a pair of photo and video-capturing glasses that have some worried about the possible privacy ...
July 08, 2016
As Microsoft and Apple end support for multicast video, CDN services are stepping in to help organizations with their streaming video needs.
June 01, 2016
Super-sized media companies have used content delivery networks for decades, but recently CDN services have also become affordable for the typical enterprise next door.
April 29, 2016
With its Nearline for data archiving, backup vendor IDrive touts a cost of 1 cent per gigabyte of storage per month, no data retrieval fee and quick access.
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No, the tape storage system isn't dead yet. This Drill Down explores how it lives on, mainly for archiving and with a boost from new technologies such as LTO-7 and Linear Tape File System, or LTFS.
The seventh-generation LTO specification released in 2015 more than doubled the maximum compressed capacity to 15 TB and increased the data transfer rate to 750 MBps. LTO-7 also improved the bit error rate to a significant degree. The LTO Consortium already has LTO-8, LTO-9 and LTO-10 on its roadmap, each with significant capacity and performance improvements. For instance, draft specs for LTO-8 call for 32 TB of compressed capacity and sustained data transfer rates of up to 1,180 MBps.
These tape storage system advances become more important as speedier technology such as solid-state drives raise users' storage performance expectations. The performance and capacity gains also come as tape faces increased competition from the cloud for archiving. While cloud providers can store data cheaply, it can take a long time to get data in and out of the cloud.
LTFS creates partitions on tape and stores catalog information about files written to that tape. That makes it much easier to find and access files on a tape storage system than was possible before LTFS. Also known as tape NAS, it has been hailed as a tape's savior. While it hasn't caught on wildly, it is used by industries such as media and entertainment that make frequent use of archived tapes.Continue Reading
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While organizations create high-definition video for a variety of uses, they turn to today's storage systems to house and protect it. Continue Reading
Solid-state drives are a good choice for streaming large video files. Other factors to consider include cost and how often video will be accessed. Continue Reading