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).
FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. announced the release of an online calculator designed to help video surveillance (VS) industry professionals assess the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for long-term retention of video surveillance content. Today’s low-cost, high-resolution cameras combined with longer-term retention requirements are driving video content storage costs upwards across the VS industry and leading many to take a new look at their storage strategy.
The LTO Program Technology Provider Companies (TPCs), Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM and Quantum, announced the specifications of the latest LTO Ultrium format, generation 8, which is now available for licensing by media manufacturers. The LTO Program also released a new LTO technology roadmap, detailing specifications up to twelve (12) generations of tape technology, extending the total capacity of data held on one LTO Ultrium generation 12 tape cartridge to 480TB – an increase of 32 times the capacity of current-generation 7 cartridges.
2017 was a big year for the LTO Program, and 2018 will be even bigger! At the end of 2017 LTO Program announced the specifications for the latest generation of tape technology. LTO-8 announced an expanded storage capacity of up to 30 TB of data, compressed. That’s double the compressed capacity of LTO-7! The LTO Program also released an updated product roadmap, outlining the specifications of the technology up to 12 generations.
In 2017, the video surveillance community saw the emergence of video surveillance as a service (VSaaS). As predicted, we also witnessed an increase in intelligence in cameras, greater adoption of analytics, and more content aggregation. In addition, biometrics assumed increasing importance as a measure to prevent massive data breaches. What to Expect in 2018…
Last month, IHS Markit released a white paper titled Caught On Tape – Now Keep It Secure, which discusses the benefits and best practices of LTO technology in the Digital Video Surveillance (DVS) industry. The white paper draws your attention to three key market trends; a greater number of cameras shipped and used worldwide, higher video recording specifications and official requirements for data to be kept for longer. But what does LTO tape and LTFS offer the video surveillance industry, which is facing demands for increased need for storage? When used in a multi-tiered storage solution, an LTO tape library can be implemented as a cost-effective, long-term, high-capacity storage tier. With LTO technology, users do not have to compromise on video quality or retention time, allowing organizations to manage their storage system and stay within their budgets.
When it comes to recording and storing large camera counts, high-resolution frame-rate, or extended retention times, video storage systems can become hyper-expensive quickly. SecuVault has been designed and developed to store digital data and especially large volumes of recorded video in an efficient, simple, reliable, and cost-conscious manner. Looking at this from another perspective, SecuVault is an ideal near-line and long-term retention archive solution for video surveillance.
As LTO storage technology is beginning to take root in the video surveillance retention market, a lawsuit such as this described below, could ultimately reduce the number of sources to obtain this storage technology and would more than likely increase costs thus stunting the acceptance of this technology in the physical security market. With companies like Quantum and SpectraLogic and others showcasing the low-cost option of long-term video retention when using LTO storage technologies, such a supply-chain lawsuit will not help grow this market.
LTO storage technology expanded its reach in 2016 effectively addressing many data intensive markets including cloud, entertainment, video surveillance, hyperscale data centers, High Performance Computing (HPC), and the Internet along with large-scale data intensive applications such as big data, backup, recovery, long-term archive, disaster recovery, and government compliance while positioning for the unknown appetite of the IoT. The LTO tape industry has been fueled by a decade of strong technological development and continues to play a major role for its traditional backup and disaster recovery services in addition to effectively addressing many new large-scale storage requirements. Demand for LTO tape is being fueled by unrelenting data growth, significant technological advancements, LTO tape’s highly favorable economics, low energy requirements, and the growing regulatory and business requirements to maintain “access to data forever.” Steady improvements have made LTO tape technology the most reliable storage medium available, now surpassing the reliability of HDDs by three orders of magnitude. Disk technology has been advancing, but LTO tape’s progress over the last ten years has been even greater.
The adoption of high-definition cameras, increasing device connectivity, and the shift from analog to IP technologies are causing complex stores of video surveillance data to expand at an exponential pace. As the costs and complexity of video surveillance storage architectures grow at the same rate as the data itself, organizations are seeking new ways to intelligently store and manage these rising data volumes. However, many organizations struggle to adapt to the evolving storage requirements associated with exploding data volumes, advancing camera technologies, and an expanding number of cutting-edge use cases.
SoleraTec LLC, provider of innovative video lifecycle management and storage products, has certified its Phoenix VCM for the Media & Entertainment market and Phoenix RSM for the video surveillance market as fully compatible with Oracle’s StorageTek LTO midrange and T10000 enterprise drives and SL150 and SL3000 tape libraries. This certification highlights a level of integration, […]
Dailies. B-Rolls. Circle-Takes. These digital video oriented processes of the “Hollywood” production marketplace have –for nearly a decade now– seen an explosion in the volume of recorded video that must be stored and managed. Entirely new workflows have been created to handle the deluge of video that digital movie-set cameras have unleashed. In the old days parts of movies, TV shows, and commercials would end up on the “cutting room floor” as sections of film were edited out of the production. Nowadays, every “take” is kept and possibly re-used in the bloopers edition or the director’s cut release.