Network Storage

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.

Have you heard of the “ zettabyte apocalypse ?” It’s a term coined to describe how organisations must be prepared to increase storage to an additional 40 to 60 zettabytes of data (per most analysts’ predictions) over the next four years or risk being left susceptible to the type of “apocalyptic” disasters—compliance violations and fines, data loss and theft, etc.—that could run them out of business.

Veritas has announced enhancements to the company’s flagship offering, Veritas Information Map, with new data connectors for 23 new data sources for both on-premises and cloud-based data storage repositories.

IBM Research scientists have achieved a new world record in tape storage – their fifth since 2006. The new record of 201 gigabits per square inch in areal density was achieved on a prototype sputtered magnetic tape developed by Sony Storage Media Solutions.

IBM and Veritas Technologies have announced a collaboration designed to help enterprises working with increasing data volumes better manage, optimise and protect data across hybrid cloud environments.

AvePoint has today announced the general availability of DocAve 6 Service Pack (SP) 8, an update to the the SharePoint management platform allowing for additional hybrid management and SharePoint 2016 management.

Iron Mountain’s legacy business in Australia will operate as ZircoDATA Pty Ltd following approval by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for the purchase of the domestic records and information management business by a consortium of experienced industry investors – Housatonic Partners and Dennis E. Barnedt.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has introduced a new integrated suite that uses operational and file analytics to automate and streamline data protection, the HPE Adaptive Backup and Recovery Suite.

After two years of partnership in the Backup and Disaster Recovery as-a-Service area CloudRecover and Dicker Data have mutually decided to end their distribution arrangement. The end of the relationship follows on from the announcement of CloudRecover’s direct appointment as an HPE Software Distributor, which places it on the same selling tier as Dicker Data.

Our industry has seen repeated cycles of centralisation and decentralisation: Mainframe or Open Systems? On-premises, or off-premises: Build a DR site, or use Sungard? Which has been better? That’s the past. What I can say is that today, IT leaders see a great number of new choices in how to deploy their business content in the form of cloud connectors for legacy applications, and DevOps that makes use of any number of cloud stacks.