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Back to the Future: How Linear Tape File System (LTFS) and Other Innovations Are Returning Tape to a Production Storage Role in the Data Center


Arguably, the most important news in data storage in 2013 will have nothing to do with hard disks or Flash SSDs or cloud storage.  With the advent of free file system technology, partitioned media from nearly all tape vendors, and Barium-Ferrite (BaFe) coating plus Type II Perpendicular Recording, tape is making a comeback that most analysts once deemed impossible.  In this video, expert Jon Toigo will look at:

  • LTFS technology and how you can use it to build a mass capacity file server based on tape 
  • The productization of Tape NAS for those who prefer to buy rather than build  
  • The markets and workloads that this innovative kit could potentially support
  • And more


Jon William Toigo CEO and Managing Principal, Toigo Partners International; Chairman, Data Management Institute

Jon Toigo is a 37-year veteran of IT and has developed business continuity plans for more than 100 companies. He has written 17 books, including four on disaster recovery planning, with the fourth edition of his Disaster Recovery Planning: Getting to Business-Savvy Business Continuity coming to bookstores in 2013. Toigo is Managing Principal Partner for Toigo Partners International, a consultancy specializing in IT consumer advocacy, data management and storage technology, and he is chairman and co-founder of the Data Management Institute, a professional organization for those who create, store, manage and administer data and storage assets. DMI is now in its 20th year and has trained and certified nearly 100,000 data management professionals worldwide.

Iron Mountain
25 Jul 2013
Jul 17, 2013

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