Storage

LTO Tape Capacity Shipments Reach New Record in 2021

The LTO Program Technology Provider Companies (TPCs), Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, IBM Corporation and Quantum Corporation, released their annual tape media shipment report, detailing year-over-year shipments through the fourth quarter of 2021. The report reveals 148 Exabytes (EB) of total tape capacity (compressed) shipped in 2021, marking an impressive record year for the LTO Program. With a growth rate of 40%, this strong performance in shipments continues following the previous record-breaking 114 EB capacity shipped in 2019 and 105 EB of capacity shipped in 2020 (during the pandemic).

Quantum Expands Video Surveillance Portfolio with Industry-First Smart Video Servers

Quantum Corporation announced the Unified Surveillance Platform (USP), a resilient, flexible, and secure software platform for recording and storing video surveillance data. In addition to introducing this software platform, Quantum is introducing a new line of Smart Network Video Recording Servers (NVRs). The Smart NVRs combine the Quantum Unified Surveillance Platform software with a purpose-built NVR server to create a next-generation, integrated appliance for capturing and recording surveillance video. These new offerings expand Quantum’s video surveillance portfolio which also includes hyperconverged appliances from the recently acquired Pivot3 video surveillance assets, standard NVRs, and long-term retention solutions.

Seagate and Secure Logiq Host Future of Surveillance Industry Storage Webinar

Secure Logiq and Seagate are bringing together their combined knowledge to host a webinar on the future of storage in the surveillance industry. The free webinar will take place at 9am UTC on March 23rd 2022. Earlier this year, the manufacturers announced a strategic relationship drawing on Seagate’s world-renowned expertise in very high-density storage applications and Secure Logiq’s cutting edge understanding of the surveillance industry.

Fujifilm and iRODS Partner to Provide an Archive Solution that can Easily Scale to Handle Exponential Data Growth

FUJIFILM announce a collaboration and integration, creating a joint solution built upon FUJIFILM Object Archive software and the iRODS data management platform. This joint solution leverages the benefits of a tape storage tier for infrequently accessed “cold” data, providing an automated archiving workflow for research, commercial, and governmental organizations that require storing large – and in most cases, rapidly growing – amounts of data

Quantum Introduces Scalar Ransom Block, an Industry-First Physical Block Between Data Tapes and Robotic Tape

Quantum announced its latest innovations to protect against ransomware and other forms of cyberattacks. Quantum’s Scalar Ransom Block is an industry-first feature of Quantum’s Scalar tape systems that eliminates the risk of data being accessed or compromised over the network. This patent-pending feature creates a hardware “block” between data stored on tapes and every network-connected device including the robotic tape system, as shown in this short video.

Fujifilm Launches Sustainable Data Storage Initiative to Drive Sustainable Practices in Data Storage

FUJIFILM announced the creation of the Sustainable Data Storage Initiative to highlight how tape technology can significantly reduce electricity consumption and CO2 emissions related to data storage. The initiative launches with a white paper, Accelerating Green Datacenter Progress with Sustainable Storage Strategies, published by technology research firm IDC, and sponsored by Fujifilm, providing an in-depth analysis of the significant energy savings and resulting environmental benefits of moving more data to tape storage.

Quantum Redefines Long-Term Data Archiving with New Class of Storage and New Line of Fully Managed Object Storage Services

Quantum Corporation announced two breakthrough innovations aimed at organizations generating, storing, and managing huge amounts of data. Quantum is introducing ActiveScale Cold Storage, a new class of storage that combines advanced object store software with hyperscale tape technology to provide secure, highly durable, and extremely low-cost storage for archiving cold data.

Hanwha Techwin to Unveil New Intercom Station and Range of Audio Products at GSX 2021

At GSX 2021, in booth #1641, Hanwha Techwin will announce a new touchless network intercom station and a range of network audio products including stylish and highly versatile speakers, a microphone station, analog audio conversion module and audio server for large speaker deployments. The TID-600R Network Intercom Station features a 2MP sensor with Hanwha Techwin’s signature WDR (wide dynamic range) and low light performance for best-in-class images.

FUJIFILM Launches LTO Ultrium 9 Data Cartridge

FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. is pleased to announce the launch and availability of its FUJIFILM LTO Ultrium 9 Data Cartridge (LTO-9). Fujifilm’s LTO-9 complies with the ninth generation LTO Ultrium*2 standards for magnetic tape storage media, marking a new standard of performance for backing up and archiving large volumes of data. Fujifilm’s LTO-9 uses proprietary technology to offer up to 45TB of storage capacity (18TB for non-compressed data), a 50% increase from the previous generation of LTO tape*3.

Altronix Introduces Rack Mount NAC Power

Altronix introduces the latest additions to its extensive line of NAC Power Extenders with a unique rack solution. These new units are ideal for installations where wall space is limited or not an option, providing system designers flexibility when specifying fire alarm systems. LADA offers 2-Class A or 4-Class B outputs and model R1042ULADA offers 4-Class A or 4-Class B outputs. Both provide 24VDC at 10A and interface with virtually any Fire Alarm Control Panel.

BCDVideo and Wasabi Come Together to Deliver Versatile, Cost-Effective Surveillance Storage

BCDVideo announced that it has partnered with Wasabi, the hot cloud storage company for video surveillance storage in the cloud. In an industry moving rapidly toward a hybrid-cloud model, this partnership expands the ability for both manufacturers to offer their customers a complete package: BCDVideo’s purpose-built, on-premises storage options and Wasabi’s competitive hot cloud storage solutions. Together, these two companies deliver a hybrid cloud solution that takes advantage of existing infrastructure, as well as next-generation cloud storage technology.

Western Digital Fuels Growing AI-Enabled Video Recording Systems Market With Expanded Family of WD Purple Solutions

Enabling customers to design and build solutions for a variety of smart video workloads, Western Digital Corp. announced its expanded family of WD Purple storage solutions, including the industry’s highest-capacity 18TB surveillance HDD for DVRs, NVRs and analytics appliances, and the 1TB WD Purple SC QD101 microSD card for AI-enabled cameras. Setting the bar for smart video applications, all WD Purple drives are optimized to help reduce frame loss and pixelation, improve overall video playback and enhance streaming.

Cozaint Corp Launches Industry’s First VMS Platform With Long-Term Video Retention

Cozaint Corporation announced the launch of askALICE, the industry’s most economical video surveillance management hardware and software system delivering extreme long-term retention. askALICE provides an enterprise-grade video management software suite integrated with server and multi-tiered storage. Cozaint has developed the capabilities of the VMS software to easily play back video from either initial storage or second-tier storage without any additional steps needed by the surveillance operator.

ViSTA Networking Solutions Launches Disaster Proof Video Bunker

ViSTA Networking Solutions (VNS) announces the launch of the Video Bunker. A disaster proof, theft resistant on-premises video archive system for mission critical security cameras. The solution consists of a fire and waterproof hard drive attached to a small footprint Network Video Recorder which has been preloaded with AXIS Camera Station Video Management Software from Axis Communications. An optional floor mount kit is available to added security.

BCDVideo Announces New Line of Harsh Environment, Rail, and In-Vehicle Servers

BCDVideo announced the launch of a new line of harsh environment, rail, and in-vehicle servers. Their new product line delivers quality performance in diverse environments with a long product life to customers with complex requirements worldwide. BCDVideo’s new line of Harsh Environment Video Recording Servers features Intel® Core™ Processors, coupled with up to 10 TB of max storage.

Pegasus32 Series, Promise Technology’s New Dual-Compatible Connection Solution

Promise Technology Inc. announces its Pegasus32 Series is now available for purchase in the US & Canada. The Pegasus32 Series is the first solution offered to the market that boasts two symmetrical USB-C ports, allowing users to connect at maximum allowed speeds via Thunderbolt 3 or USB 3.2 Gen 2. The Pegasus32 Series boasts a diverse product portfolio of capacity and size options to meet a variety of business needs, including the R4, R6 and R8.

Part III: Optimizing Video Data Storage in a Virtualized Environment – Scaling Local Resources

One of the factors that limits the overall performance of any IP video surveillance solution is how effectively software can utilize hardware resources. Traditionally, an application such as video management software or access control requires a dedicated server, which typically does not use more than 20 percent of available hardware resources. This leads to an investment in hardware that won’t be utilized throughout the life of a deployment.

Part II: Optimizing Video Data Storage in a Virtualized Environment – Reducing Latency

As virtualized storage solutions become more prevalent, ensuring efficient data management is critical. Virtualization often brings with it complexity and overhead that result in latency, which can negatively affect performance. When solutions are virtualized, data that is written/read from the disk interacts with both the physical and virtual hardware, and each hop that data makes before it reaches its destination increases the overall latency.

Optimizing Video Data Storage in a Virtualized Environment – Intro to SCRIBE

BCDVideo’s Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Video Surveillance (HCI-VS), powered by Scale Computing, utilizes the Scale Computing Reliable Independent Block Engine (SCRIBE) embedded in each node to manage all storage as one logical pool. The real benefits of SCRIBE come from the intelligent distribution of blocks redundantly across the cluster to maximize availability and performance for each virtual machine.