back to article Never mind software-defined HYPE, 2014 will be the year of REALLY WEIRD storage boxen

As as we come to the end of another year, it's worth looking forward to see what – if anything – is going to change in the storage world next year, because this year has pretty much been a bust as far as innovation and radical new products are concerned. So what is going to change? I get the feeling not a huge amount will. …

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Nonsense! LTO-6 now, upcoming LTO-7 and LTO-8

High-end, professional enterprise, very fast digital tapes like LTO-6 and upcoming LTO-7 and LTO-8 will keep being the cheapest and best way to archive huge amounts of data.

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Re: Nonsense! LTO-6 now, upcoming LTO-7 and LTO-8

Even at the low end of the scale, LTO1 still holds up quite well.

Tapes are cheap as chips (unlike a multi week rotation of RDX etc) If you don't have visualised servers, then this still works fine.

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Re: Nonsense! LTO-6 now, upcoming LTO-7 and LTO-8

Obama will just outlaw them.

Problem solved.

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Long from dead

May I remind el reg of this monster

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11/02/spectralogic_t_finity/

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