February 13, 2018 | Steve Tuecke

The venerable storage format, tape, is the topic of the fifth article in our Storage Innovation blog series. If you’re shocked by the mention of tape in a series about storage innovation, you may be pleasantly surprised by how far tape has evolved. In this post, I’ll cover the essentials that research organizations need to know about tape storage, and highlight some recent advances that make tape more attractive than ever.

January 11, 2018 | Steve Tuecke

This is the 4th article in our Storage Innovation blog series. We’ve been discussing on-premise storage in the past two posts, and in the last post I talked about the pros and cons of “rolling your own” storage. In this post, we’ll have a discussion with Linda Zhou, Director of HPC and Life Sciences Solutions at HGST, about turnkey private cloud storage systems and the benefits of approaching storage this way.

A Conversation with HGST HPC Director Linda Zhou

[Steve Tuecke] To begin with, Linda, give us a quick summary of what we need to know about HGST.

November 6, 2017 | Steve Tuecke

This is the third in our Storage Innovations blog series. In our last post, we talked about the benefits of turnkey on-premise storage solutions. In today’s post I’ll be addressing the benefits and risks of the alternative: a roll-your-own approach.

October 19, 2017 | Steve Tuecke

This is the second in our Storage Innovations blog series, and the first post about on-premise solutions. In this article we’ve invited Matt Starr at Spectra Logic to provide insights about what to expect from turnkey solutions for on-prem storage (by “turnkey” I mean essentially plug and play devices that just work, and require very little effort to manage).

A Conversation with Spectra Logic CTO Matt Starr

[Steve Tuecke] First off, Matt, give our readers the facts they need to know about Spectra.

October 9, 2017 | Steve Tuecke

In this first in a series of posts about what’s going on in big data storage, especially as relates to research centers, universities and labs, I’ll be talking about the current state of campus research storage – the good and the bad – and point out what campuses need to be looking at as part of their data management planning.

Campus Research Storage Options

Let’s start with a summary of the options campuses have today in terms of providing storage for their researchers: