Network Storage

Quantum Corp. has announced the availability of a new converged tape appliance designed to make it fast and easy to procure, install, configure and create tape backups in a Veeam environment for offline protection against ransomware. The solution is available as a single SKU, making it easier to purchase and implement a tape library platform optimized for Veeam backups.

Microsoft has unveiled a new “immutable storage” feature available for Azure Blobs, its object storage platform for unstructured data, is now available for public preview. The offering is designed for regulated industries that are required to retain business-related communication in a Write-Once-Read-Many (WORM) or immutable state that makes it non-erasable and non-modifiable for a certain retention interval.

Nine Network, Australia’s largest commercial free-to-air television network, has selected Techtel as the systems integrator of choice to develop a seamless interface between their Media Asset Management (MAM) platforms and deep storage across their news and production studios and playout centre at two different locations.

The volume of unstructured data—freeform information that does not fit neatly into databases organised by fixed categories—is exploding. By 2022, 93% of all digital data will be unstructured, IDG Research predicts.

Xillio, a content migration and integration specialist, is offering organisations a free download of its file share analysis software. This software comes with a range of standardized analyses to map network drives and pinpoint files with unknown extensions, very substantial files, potential duplicates or files that have not been opened for a long time.

As we generate more and more data, the need for high-density data storage that remains stable over time is becoming critical. New nanoparticle-based films that are more than 80 times thinner than a human hair may help to fill this need by providing materials that can holographically archive more than 1000 times more data than a DVD in a 10-by-10-centimeter piece of film.

Scientists from Australia and China have drawn on the durable power of gold to demonstrate a new type of high-capacity optical disk that can hold data securely for more than 600 years. The technology could offer a more cost-efficient and sustainable solution to the global data storage problem while enabling the critical pivot from Big Data to Long Data, opening up new realms of scientific discovery.

US startup FileShadow wants to offer providing “prosumers” and businesses a way to have all content stored on Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business and Adobe Creative Cloud instantly findable regardless of location and “available for a lifetime”. FileShadow is hosted on the IBM Cloud utilising IBM Cloud Object Storage (COS).

A team of chemists and engineers at prestigious Brown University, an Ivy League institution in the US, are seeking a method to store and manipulate data in a way that has never been done before — by representing data using molecules dissolved in solution. Such a system could have the potential to store billions of terabytes of data in a single flask of liquid

Quantum has announced that LTO Ultrium format generation 8 technology, with 2X capacity gain and 20 percent performance improvements over LTO-7, will be available in its Scalar  tape libraries and StorNext AEL archive systems beginning in December 2017.

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