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IBM: Tale of tape storage

IBM's Tale of the Tape 60th Anniversary of IBM Tape Innovation 1952 2012 IBM introduces the IBM 726 magnetic tape drive as a new way to store computer-generated data. The device features a unique innovation called a "vacuum column" Today IBM's highest capacity tape drive is the IBM TS1140 that can store up to 4TB of data. This unit is just the latest example of IBM's continued innovation in magnetic tape. In 2010 IBM Researchers in Zurich broke the world record for that creates a buffer of loose tape. This buffer solves tape's original shortcoming of being too brittle to withstand the drive's fast starts and stops. tape density by recording 29.5 billion bits on a square inch of tape. Such an advance would create a tape drive with a capacity of a whopping 35TB. 2.3 About 2 million times the ARA MB storage capactiy TB 12.7 Ibs. Tape Drive IBM TS1140 935 lbs. BM 726 Magnetic Tape Drive Getting Sticky Then Now 16 companies and organizations were using tape storage in 19522 82 of all companies in North America are using tape storage systems Changing Roles 1952 1962 1972 1982 1992 2002 2012 Data center backup and archving, secondary storage for Big Data Primary storage, mahframes Primary storage, malnframes Shared primary and secondary storage, mahframes Secondary storage, malnframes and mhlcomputers Secondary storage, malnframes and networks Data center backup and archlving Check it Out More than 400 %3D Exabytes of data reside in tape storage systems today 20 million Libraries of Congress IBM "Erterprise atrategy Group "Coughin Associles "Human Productivity Lab

IBM: Tale of tape storage

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IBM invented the concept of using tape recording media for commercial data storage. Since its introduction to the market in 1952, IBM has continued to develop innovative tape technologies.




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