Tape Sense

Yes, I know that in certain circles I'll get some ribbing for devoting blog-column-inches to tape storage. But last week I spent a day and a half at the "Tape Summit," and I have to report that the Kool-Aid was actually rather good. By the way, I also know that many of you reading this probably have tape and so I'm here to tell you that you need not worry....you're not alone!

Topics: IBM Storage IT Infrastructure HP Oracle Quantum Spectra

Oracle's Big [Tape] Data - Literally Big News

There was 'big' news today from Oracle regarding its StorageTek T10000C Tape Drive - or more accurately the media that runs on those drives. In the first 9 months of the T10KC (as it tends to be called) drive's release, Oracle has sold enough media to store over an EXABYTE of data; they've assumed a not-unreasonable compression ration of 2:1 to reach that number by the way. I've used capitals just now because an exabyte is a lot of data....in a very literal and traditional sense, that's 'big data!'

Topics: IBM Storage Data Management & Analytics IT Infrastructure Information and Risk Management HP Oracle Spectra