Monday, March 26, 2018

Overland-Tandberg With RDX 5TB Removable Disk Media

Overland-Tandberg announced its RDX 5TB removable disk media.

This 5TB cartridge is the highest capacity RDX media, increasing maximum per cartridge storage by 25%.
The 5TB capacity media is for usage in data-intensive environments that require the highest capacities, such as digital media and broadcast post-production workflows and archiving as well as hybrid cloud applications, while maintaining its rugged, shockproof design keeping customers' data protected even under the most extreme conditions. This 5TB RDX cartridge is compatible with all RDX QuikStor and QuikStation systems available on the market.

Friday, March 09, 2018

LTO-7 Type M Media for LTO-8 Drives

This new cartridge is called LTO-7 cartridge initialized as Type M media (LTO-7 Type M media).

 What is it? LTO-7 Type M media is manufactured and logoed as LTO Ultrium 7 media, but is labelled with a barcode ending with “M8” as the last two characters.  It is initialized at a higher density, which allows 9 TB of native capacity or up to 22.5TB compressed (2.5:1).

Media can be purchased as pre-initialized or un-initialized LTO-7 Type M media. Un-initialized LTO-7 Type M media can be initialized by applying an “M8” barcode label and writing data to the media in a tape library that supports un-initialized LTO-7 Type M media.

What does it do? LTO-7 Type M media allows an LTO-8 drive to write 9 TB of data on a brand new LTO-7 cartridge instead of the 6 TB specified by the LTO-7 format. LTO-7 Type M media will support existing LTO technology format features including data compression, encryption and partitioning enabling LTFS, but it will not be supported on WORM cartridges.

What’s the benefit to the consumer? For the same price as an LTO-7 cartridge, consumers will benefit from 50 percent more capacity by utilizing it as an LTO-7 Type M media. However, only LTO-8 drives will be capable of reading LTO-7 Type M media, if backwards compatibility is required with LTO-9 drives, then LTO-8 media should be the preferred choice.

As we continue to see an explosion in data, worldwide IT spending will increase 4.3 percent in 2018. Here, LTO-7 Type M media for LTO-8 drives can offer data storage professionals the biggest bang for their buck! We think this is great news!

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

WW Enterprise Storage Market Grew 14% in 4Q17 - Reaching $13.6 billion, and more hybrid sales than all-flash subsystems

Total worldwide enterprise storage systems factory revenue was up 13.7% year over year to just under $13.6 billion in 4Q17, according to the International Data Corporation's Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker
Total capacity shipments were up 39.3% year over year to 89.2EB during the quarter.
Revenue growth increased within the group of original design manufacturers (ODMs) that sell directly to hyperscale datacenters. This portion of the market increased 34.3% year over year to just under $2.8 billion.
Sales of server-based storage increased 23.8% during the quarter and accounted for $4.2 billion in revenue.
External storage systems remained the largest market segment, with the $6.6 billion in sales representing an increase of 1.8% year over year.
Investments on enterprise storage systems are increasing at a very healthy pace, Infrastructure refresh, a broad market shift towards server-based storage, and rapid expansion within public cloud datacenters are combining to creating strong demand for enterprise storage systems.
4Q17 Total Enterprise Storage Systems Market Results, by Company
HPE/New H3C Group and Dell were statistically tied for the number 1 position of the total WW enterprise storage systems market, accounting for 18.9% and 18.0% of spending, respectively. IBM and NetApp finished tied for third with 5.5% and 5.4% market share, respectively. Huawei and Hitachi were tied for the number 5 position. Huawei achieved 3.8% market share and Hitachi achieved 3.3% market share. As a single group, storage systems sales by ODMs selling directly to hyperscale datacenter customers accounted for 20.4% of global spending during the quarter.