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  • The Ultimate ITAD Checklist

    The Ultimate ITAD Checklist

    Information Technology Asset Disposition refers to the disposition or selling of obsolete hardware equipment used in business enterprises in a secondary market. To perform these tasks some vendors perform them for you. The vendors collect the equipment or devices from you, sanitize the data, and then resell them in a…

  • What is ITAD? Why do you need it?

    What is ITAD? Why do you need it?

    A brief introduction to Information Technology. Information technology is used in business operations. Information Technology helps in storing and retrieving data from computers. It helps in protecting data and information and creating and administering databases. It helps in creating an effective and secure portal. It secures the information of the…

  • Using IT Assets as a Resource For Capital

    Using IT Assets as a Resource For Capital

    What is an IT Asset? An IT asset is classified as any company-owned information, system or hardware that is used during business activities. An IT asset is a piece of software or hardware within an information technology environment. Tracking of IT assets within an IT asset management system can be…

  • How Has The Current Chip Shortage Impacted The IT Equipment Landscape?

    How Has The Current Chip Shortage Impacted The IT Equipment Landscape?

    Semiconductors are also known as chips. Those chips are important for the functioning of the product. The chip can even be altered to specific specifications which will be then called doping. They are found in hardware – computer hardware, gaming hardware, smartphones, cars, processing units. If it is an electronic…

  • LTO Technology: The Ultimate Guide You Will Ever Need

    LTO Technology: The Ultimate Guide You Will Ever Need

    LTO stands for Linear-Tape Open. Before explaining further, let us learn what is behind it. LTO is a storage device, it stores data, reads data, and writes data on a magnetic tape. Speaking about the magnetic tape, it is a tape made of a narrow strip of a plastic film…

  • WHAT IS THE LATEST LTO TECHNOLOGY? WHICH ONE SHOULD I BUY?

    WHAT IS THE LATEST LTO TECHNOLOGY? WHICH ONE SHOULD I BUY?

    What is LTO? Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Technology is type of technology that uses magnetic tape data storage. It was originally developed in the late 1990s as an open standards alternative to the proprietary magnetic tape formats from that period of time. The direction for management of licensing and standards, along…

  • ONSITE STORAGE MEDIA DESTRUCTION AND RECYCLING

    ONSITE STORAGE MEDIA DESTRUCTION AND RECYCLING

    What is Storage Media Destruction? Storage media destruction is shredding of the storing devices to secure confidentiality and ensure no data leakage. You give your media devices and they shred the devices for you, either on your premises or theirs. It is used by several banks and financial institutions. What…

  • WHAT IS A CERTIFICATE OF DATA DESTRUCTION?

    WHAT IS A CERTIFICATE OF DATA DESTRUCTION?

    Companies work on various types of data shredding services, where they are asked to destroy the data that was required to be done so, for various privacy and security issues. These type of destruction of data is to be done with extreme care and after the destruction has taken place,…

  • VOLSER Barcode Labeling Overview

    VOLSER Barcode Labeling Overview

    Whenever you go to the store and purchase a good, the employee at the checkout stand scans a small portion of the item with a scanner. That little portion of the item they scanned, also known as a Universal Product Code (UPC), holds all the information needed to complete your…

  • Data Tape Cleaning Cartridges 101

    Data Tape Cleaning Cartridges 101

    Answering All Your Questions About Data Tape Cleaning Cartridges We all know that data storage is important to any business or organization, but just like everything else data tapes can collect dust over time, hindering their performance. Data cartridges are much more valuable than the old Nintendo cartridges, meaning you…

  • Who’s Running On AWS – Twitter

    Who’s Running On AWS – Twitter

    Remember back in the early 2000s, when life much simpler? Everyone was just getting over the whole Y2K hump and just happy that the digital world didn’t implode when the clock struck midnight at the turn of the century. Perhaps, the panic of the millennium is what made some companies…

  • Welcome to World Backup Day 2021

    Welcome to World Backup Day 2021

    World Backup Day is recognized annually March 31, as a way to remind people about the importance of backing up their data before they lose it. Personal data can be lost be accidental deletion or even worse by a malicious cyber-attack such as ransomware. Backing up and keeping at least…

  • Just Released – LTO-9 is HERE!

    Just Released – LTO-9 is HERE!

    LTO-9 is HERE With the highly anticipated release of LTO-9 storage media on April 1, skeptics have been consumed by its unusual yet fascinating features. For such a small-sized product, it sure packs one of the biggest punches the storage industry has ever seen. With a whopping 100TB native, 200…

  • Everything You Will Ever Need to About T10000 T2 Data Tape

    Everything You Will Ever Need to About T10000 T2 Data Tape

    If you’re reading this blog it’s probably because you have some interest or connection with the IT and data storage landscapes. If that’s the case, you’re more than likely familiar with the different mediums that have dominated the data storage landscape over the years. This article is intended to take…

  • The Underground Data Center:  A Deeper Look into the Mystery

    The Underground Data Center: A Deeper Look into the Mystery

    When mentioning underground facilities, what comes to mind? You’ve heard of underground wine cellars and doomsday bunkers, but what about data centers? Underground data centers sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, but they’re real. Not only are they real, but they’re increasing in popularity at an alarming…

  • HPE StoreEver MSL3040 – A Solid Data Tape Storage Setup

    HPE StoreEver MSL3040 – A Solid Data Tape Storage Setup

    HPE StoreEver MSL3040 Product Overview Is the overall trend of vast amounts of data creation shaping your business? The highly scalable HPE StoreEver MSL3040 Tape Library offers small to mid-sized organizations the flexibility for long-term data protection and retention of data storage assets. With its modular design and ability…

  • IBM 3850: Past, Present, and Future of Data Storage

    IBM 3850: Past, Present, and Future of Data Storage

    How it Started Beginning in the late 1960s, IBM engineers in Boulder, Colorado began to research and test an inexpensive high-capacity storage system built around the concept of magnetic tape cartridges. Their idea was to have the tapes retrieved by a robotic arm and fed into a unit that could…

  • The Puck Stops Here: The Los Angeles Kings and LTO Tape

    The Puck Stops Here: The Los Angeles Kings and LTO Tape

    The next time you come across your favorite sports channel broadcasting footage from a game played decades in the past, think of how they store that content. How do they keep game film from every minute of every game played every year accessible at the drop of a hat?…

  • FujiFilm and IBM Reveal a Tape Storage World Record

    FujiFilm and IBM Reveal a Tape Storage World Record

    Believe it or not, IBM and Fujifilm have done something no one would have even imagined possible a few short years ago. They made it possible to fit 580TB of data storage into a single tape cartridge. That’s 32 times greater than current and most advanced storage medium the…

  • Setup an AirGap using LTO Tape

    Setup an AirGap using LTO Tape

    For years now, skeptics in the data storage landscape have been yelling from the hilltops how they think tape is dead. Come to find out how wrong they truly are, and that tape has never had such a strategic role in the fight against the rise of ransomware. Due to…

  • Top 5 ways to prepare for LTO-9

    Top 5 ways to prepare for LTO-9

    LTO9 is Coming, Will You Be Ready? With the imminent release of LTO9, may data center managers and data enthusiasts are looking to upgrade. The increased storage capacity and enhanced data retrieval speeds are reason enough to be excited. Data center storage requirements are changing quickly as a result…

  • The Technology and Innovation That Keeps Magnetic Tape Alive

    The Technology and Innovation That Keeps Magnetic Tape Alive

    When mentioning magnetic tape as a data storage medium, those unfamiliar with the recent advances in technology might envision cassette tapes, VHS tapes, or even round reel tapes of decades past. Unbeknownst to many, magnetic tape has not only made leaps and bounds in the digital storage space, but…

  • Spectra unveils its largest, most advanced tape library to date; Introducing Spectra TFinity ExaScale

    Spectra unveils its largest, most advanced tape library to date; Introducing Spectra TFinity ExaScale

    Spectra unveils its largest, most advanced tape library to date; introducing Spectra TFinity ExaScale SpectraLogic has unveiled its greatest tape library to date, the TFinity ExaScale Edition. The massive tape library has the ability to store an exabyte of data in a single footprint storage system using the most…

  • LTO Tape – A Classic Data Storage Solution

    LTO Tape – A Classic Data Storage Solution

    Linear Tape-Open (LTO) magnetic tape data storage has been around since the turn of the century. However, tape was initially introduced as a storage medium back in the 1950s. Today, it is widely embraced by large enterprises and within the entertainment industry. Tape has come to be relied upon…

  • Former Uber CSO Charged in Data Breach

    Former Uber CSO Charged in Data Breach

    Uber’s Massive Data Security Blunder   Federal prosecutors have charged Uber’s former Chief Security Officer (CSO), Joseph Sullivan, with obstruction of justice for attempting to hide the company’s 2016 data breach from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The hack exposed vulnerabilities to the names, email addresses. and phone numbers of over 57 million…

  • Elon Musk & LTO Tape

    Elon Musk & LTO Tape

    Tesla – The Data Company Whenever Tesla is brought up in conversation, it almost always provokes one of two reactions: it’s either the most innovative company of our generation and changing the auto industry forever, or going nowhere fast because it has arrows pointed in too many directions at…

  • Have You Been Hacked ?

    Have You Been Hacked ?

    Recently, the California State University system as well as numerous other universities and nonprofit organizations around the world experienced a major cyber-attack. In May 2020, the university system received notice from third-party technology provider Blackbaud that cybercriminals copied data for the purpose of extorting funds. Blackbaud is one of…

  • What is WORM Storage?

    What is WORM Storage?

    WORM storage stands for Write Once Read Many. As organizations create massive amounts of data, more often than not they’ll need to store some that data in a permanent way. For example, a non-profit might want to store its financial data, or a university might want to store graduation…

  • Turn Your LTO Tapes Into Ca$h

    Turn Your LTO Tapes Into Ca$h

    The World’s Easiest Way to Turn Used Data Tape into Cold Hard Cash Chances are if your business or someone you know has recently upgrade their data storage infrastructure, there is going to be an abundance of old storage media not being used. It makes no sense to have…

  • Air Gap 101

    Air Gap 101

    Imagine this scenario for a second. There is an army of soldiers marching towards your kingdom ready to invade and take over everything you have ever worked for. The only thing separating your livelihood and the potential intruders is a river. As the enemy approaches the bridge in an…

  • Tape VS. Disk – The Great Data Battle

    Tape VS. Disk – The Great Data Battle

    It’s a no brainer that every business relies upon data for success. Whether you own a retail operation that relies upon inventory databases or a car dealership that depends on a customer list, data storage is a necessity for every business. The way in which data is…

  • LTO as a Long Term Storage Solution

    LTO as a Long Term Storage Solution

    Magnetic tape is a data storage solution for storing digital information on magnetic tape. At the outset, large open tape reels were the most popular format, but modern magnetic tape is packaged in cartridges and cassettes. This is known as Linear Tape Open. Linear Tape-Open (LTO) is a magnetic tape data storage technology developed in the late 1990s as…

  • Features of LTO Technology over the Years

    Features of LTO Technology over the Years

    Linear Tape Open or better known as (LTO) Ultrium is a high-capacity, single-reel tape storage created and frequently improved by HPE, IBM and Quantum. LTO tape is a powerful yet scalable tape format that helps address the growing demands of data protection. PROVIDING GROWTH FOR GENERATIONS. Originally introduced at the…

  • Why Your Data Storage Strategy Should Include Tape

    Why Your Data Storage Strategy Should Include Tape

    Why Your Data Storage Strategy Should Include Tape As most businesses utilize the latest in flash and cloud storage technologies to keep up with extensive data growth, tape technology continues to thrive. The decades-old storage platform has continued to be remarkably dependable throughout the multiple innovations in storage equipment. In…