Month: December 2017

  • Tale of the Tape: LTO-8 Release

    Tale of the Tape: LTO-8 Release

    LTO-8 is Here By now many of you have heard (or haven’t heard) about the recent release of the LTO-8 drive. The LTO (Linear Tape Open) Ultrium 8 Tape doubles the volume form the previous LTO-7 to 30TB. According to industry experts, the new tape drive has faster…

  • Data Storage Depot: The Cost of Storage Media

    Data Storage Depot: The Cost of Storage Media

    I know what you’re probably thinking, who still uses tape as storage media backup? Isn’t everything in the cloud these days? In fact, recent research by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) shows that almost half (49%) of surveyed organizations said they currently rely on data tape as part of their main…

  • Why Do Electronics Get Outdated So Fast?

    Why Do Electronics Get Outdated So Fast?

    Outdated Electronics Are you tired of buying a new TV, computer, tablet, or phone just to see a bigger, better, faster model a few months later? We all want to stay up to date with the latest and greatest technology, but it seems almost impossible these days.  Our grandparents would buy…

  • Evolution of the Data Center

    Evolution of the Data Center

    The definition of a data center is a large group of networked computer servers typically used by organizations for the remote storage, processing, or distribution of large amounts of data. Not too long ago, the datacenter was the main aspect of any IT structure. Although data centers may still be…

  • Are Your Electronics Poisonous?

    Are Your Electronics Poisonous?

    There are thousands of toxic elements found in every day electronics; ranging from cleaners to fire retardants. These toxic elements are in circuit boards, hard drives, cell phones and computer monitor screens. About 40% of substantial metals found in landfills are lead, mercury, and cadmium from electronics that have been…

  • A Practical Guide to Hard Drive Destruction

    A Practical Guide to Hard Drive Destruction

    Hard Drive Destruction Destruction seems to be an enjoyable activity when done in a purposeful manner. Destroying things such as demolition day on a home renovation or monster truck rallies can be both rewarding and entertaining. The best part is that they won’t come back to haunt you in the…