In summary, in our opinion, tape technology has a very bright future. We’ve summarized 3 particular reasons for our optimism: 1.We can leverage hdd magnetic recording technologies, such as magnetic tunnel junctions, new magnetic materials, and new media technology 2. There is a great body of knowledge that is continually advancing on magnetic phenomena. MRI, spin torque… 3. There is a great demand for archival storage and magnetic storage never wears out and magnetic tape technology is the only practical and viable method for archive storage. Update 2010-08: - Samsung SpinPoint F4 Ecogreen, 2TB with 3 disks giving 739Gbits/in2 - IBM perpendicular recording demo at IBM 1996 with 1Gbits/in2 http://www.conceivablytech.com/2106/products/hard-drives-get-new-record-density-where-is-the-limit/ - Toshiba: Prototype based on bit-patterned media at a density equivalent to 2.5 terabits per square inch. Toshiba's current highest capacity drive today: 541 gigabits per square inch Toshiba expects the first drives based on bit-patterned media to hit the market around 2013. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9180858/Toshiba_claims_hard_drive_breakthrough
4TB, up-format to 1.6TB, and read JA media
The IBM 3584 UltraScalable Tape Library is a modular, highly scalable automated tape storage unit for open systems servers, and features IBM's exclusive multi-path architecture. Standard SCSI-3 medium changer commands sent by attached servers control the robotics. The initial frame of any configuration is the library unit 3584-L32. An entry configuration of 141 slots, utilizing only storage slots on the same wall as the drives is available at a very attractive entry price. When the capacity expansion feature is added, up to 281 slots of storage capacity are available. Up to twelve Ultrium drives may be housed in each frame. There is a trade-off between drives and storage slots. A dual picker and a 10 cartridge I/O station come standard. The expansion unit, the 3584-D32, can be added to provide additional drives or storage slots. It can also house up to 12 Ultrium drives. The maximum number of cartridge slots is 440, again with a trade-off between slots and drives. A six-frame configuration can have a maximum of 248TB of uncompressed storage capacity.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) presented IBM and Warner Bros. a joint Emmy award for technical achievement, for the creation of a first of its kind, “station in a box” broadcasting system. The pioneering technology enabled the WB 100+ Station Group network to make television history, dramatically expanding the network’s expansion to new television markets across the country and transforming how it manages, customizes, and distributes content quickly and easily to affiliates. In 1998, 80 new cable-delivered television stations in the 100+ markets signed on to WB, making the launch biggest ever. A recent independent study into best practice in digital broadcasting named Korea’s Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) as the global leader in broadcast industry best practice. SBS uses IBM’s Digital Media Center solution to manage its digital assets and end-to-end production process. Of 353 digital asset management sites worldwide surveyed by independent consultancy, Kane Consulting, SBS and five other broadcasters stood out as leaders. SBS was rated at 80 percent on Kane’s index of best practice in areas such as production speed; editorial quality; cost reduction and/or productivity gain; and incremental revenue generated. Other leading broadcasters included RTL Cologne; RTL/TVI Brussels; SVT Stockholm; France 2 Paris; and New York 1. Each scored more than 50 percent on Kane’s index, with an average of 62 percent. Kane’s study spanned the broadcast lifecycle of ingest and catalogue, production, distribution, storage and security. Common best practice attributes include the use of standards-based digital asset management (DAM) technology to digitize broadcast content and streamline production workflows. IBM’s Digital Media Center solution, along with other integrated technologies from KONAN TECHNOLOGY, Thomson Grass Valley, CIS Technology and D2NET, enabled SBS to become the first in the world to fully produce and store news digitally with the broadcast of the Athens Olympics in 2004.
Chart and table after: LTFS Hits the Mark in Media and Entertainment: An In-Depth Introduction to LTFS for Digital Media
IBM LTFS Storage Manager V.1.1 bietet vereinfachtes Management von IBM Tape Umgebungen mit IBM Linear Tape File System (LTFS) Library Edition V.2.1. Hohe Flexibilität bei Enterprise weitem Management von Projekt Files auf Tape Kassetten bzw. archivierten Files. Focus: Digital Media Content (Audio&Video) Produktion und Archivierung. Einfache Integration / Open Interface für Enterprise Digital Media Apps / Major M&E Industry Formate und SW/Appl. TCO: Lizenzierung ist nicht kapazitätsabhängig, wie bei anderen Anbietern.
Per Mike Barton email 10/10/2011: We have approval to use a new high-level slide about Thought Equity Motion Youtube of TEM: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7w0jrkQnj4 Quote source: ftp://submit.boulder.ibm.com/sales/ssi/ecm/7x/0crdd-8hlj7x/9678_Thought_Equity_Motion_reaches_Case_Study_Final_May3_11.PDF YouTube video: http://w3-01.ibm.com/sales/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?infotype=RF&subtype=VI&htmlfid=KGOY-8HSLVZ&appname=crmd http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7w0jrkQnj4 10/10/11