Network Storage

ASX listed archTIS, a provider of software solutions for the secure collaboration of sensitive information, has announced the availability of NC Protect for Microsoft 365 in both Microsoft Azure Marketplace and Azure Government Marketplace, online stores providing applications and services for use on Azure.

Datadobi has launched StorageMAP, a new solution that provides a single pane of glass for organizations to manage unstructured data across their complete data storage estate. Built upon Datadobi’s vendor-neutral unstructured data mobility engine, the software enables enterprises to visualize, organize, and act on their data in hybrid vendor and cloud environments.

As company leaders promote communication and improved collaboration, Microsoft 365 has become essential at global solution provider Sycor — with Microsoft Teams playing a crucial role. Applications such as Microsoft Planner, which can be integrated into Teams, also enable highly structured teamwork.

CAST AI, an AI-driven cloud optimization company, analyzed infrastructure utilization reports for more than 400 organizations to quantify how much they overspend on cloud costs. These organizations included large enterprises running applications across tens of thousands of CPUs down to small companies running their applications on just a few nodes.

With data growing at an unprecedented rate, comprising 30% or more of the overall IT budget on its storage, now is the time to hunker down on the idea of unstructured data management policy automation.

The LTO Program Technology Provider Companies (TPCs), Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM and Quantum Corporation, have released their annual tape media shipment report, detailing year-over-year shipments through the fourth quarter of 2021. The report reveals 148 Exabytes1 (EB) of total tape capacity (compressed) shipped in 2021.

An odd list to be grouped together, but probably anyone reading this article has an interest in all these items, whether that’s good or not. Before we dive a little deeper into the main article, let’s see if we can make any eliminations to get to our target topic. 

Stutch Data has taken delivery of the first pallet of FUJIFILM LTO-9 tapes in Australia. LTO-9 is the latest generation of LTO tape technology released with a native capacity of 18TB and up to 45TB compressed. According to Stutch Data GM, Richard Stutchbury, the future has never looked brighter for LTO tapes.

The total addressable market size for cloud computing in Australia, in terms of enterprise spending opportunity, is poised to reach US$14.1B in 2025, supported by large-scale digital transformation initiatives taken up by businesses to counter pandemic-related operational issues, forecasts GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

There's no shortage of stories reporting the – supposedly –imminent death of tape storage. The stories always cite the drawbacks of the technology, which, granted, are not insignificant.