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Spectra Logic Takes on Glacier

Spectra Logic is taking on Glacier (Amazon’s product for cold storage) in both senses of that term. Another way to say it is they are in “coopetitiion” with Glacier. First, BlackPearl is Spectra Logic’s object storage system that supports both

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MeetTheCEO: Spectra Logic’s CEO Nathan Thompson

Spectra Logic’s Nathan Thompson is our guest on this MeetTheCEO podcast with Storage Swiss’ George Crump and Charlie Hodges. The team discusses Nathan’s new book “Society’s Genome: Genetic Diversity’s Role in Digital Preservation” and how enterprises can overcome the challenge

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Creating an Object Storage System that Bridges the gap to Tape

All data is not equal. It needs to be stored on different types of medium depending on the use case. Even within the archive dataset, all data is not created equal. Just like there are tiers of storage for primary

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Storage News and Insights for the week of 4-24

George Crump and Eric Slack join Charlie Hodges on this week’s Storage News and Insights podcast from Storage Switzerland. Huge revenues for Amazon Web Services, driving down costs for cloud storage and showing how the cloud is now as fast as

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IT Can’t Ignore the Video Surveillance Data Explosion

IT professionals are simultaneously being pulled in multiple directions. For most, data center management is more like triage than a well-engineered series of processes. As a result, IT managers and CIOs are very careful about which projects they “own”, which

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Spectra Logic nTier Verde – simple, affordable Enterprise file storage

Primary storage is being overwhelmed by data growth, much of it unstructured digital content. These are large files that don’t change but must still remain online, often for extended periods of time. Tier-1 storage systems are too expensive, especially over

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Why is Facebook Looking at BluRay?

Facebook recently put out a video showing their engineering manager with a new optical juke box Facebook has designed to hold BluRay DVDs that store “cold data”. According to the company, these are users’ oldest pictures and videos that are

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A Solution to the Problem of ‘Forever Data’

Data sets are growing, but so are the periods of time that they’re being saved. Once primarily driven by regulatory compliance, companies are now finding that there are other factors pushing data retention to seemingly unlimited duration. The repurposing of

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Correcting EMC – Tape is More Innovative Than Disk

It happened again, another industry veteran has dismissed tape as an obsolete technology. This time it was an EMC executive responding to the tired question “is tape dead yet?”, posed in a recent TechTarget interview. His response was “There is

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Is It Time To Bring Tape Into Production?

Tape as a storage medium has fought off all attacks from disk-based backup and archive vendors and is enjoying a resurgence in the data center. In fact, Storage Switzerland recently polled about 70 large enterprise IT professionals and not one

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