With LTO-8 production springing into to life, it has pressed forward. Going from strength to strength, LTO-8 tape drive sales have increased dramatically and LTO tape sales as a result have kept close company. Both new and existing LTO technology users are showing their investment in this much needed core technology for long-term data storage is only likely to increase.
High capacity data tape is the de facto format to protect the our most valuable digital assets for future generations. With latest generation LTO 8 Ultrium providing up to 30TB capacity per tape, no other technology keeps pace with today's expanding data demands. LTO 8 media is a key product in the world of data storage.
It should come as no surprise that recent advances in big-data analytics and artificial intelligence have created strong incentives for enterprises to amass information about every measurable aspect of their businesses. Financial regulations now require organizations to keep records for much longer periods than they did in the past. So companies and institutions of all stripes are storing more and more data onto LTO tape and the introduction of LTO 8 media in 2019 will be most timely.