XenData, the global provider of high capacity data storage solutions based on hybrid cloud, data tape and optical cartridges, launches a service to migrate files archived on LTO tape cartridges to cloud storage storage allowing shared access and cloud analytics.
LTO tape cartridges have a 30 years life and have proven to be a very cost-effective way to archive data for the long term. But after several years, there is a need to migrate the LTO cartridge contents to current technology media to avoid the need to maintain old generations of tape drives and systems. XenData archive storage systems have built-in migration capabilities that make it easy for users to seamlessly migrate their files from old generations of LTO to either the latest LTO formats or to the cloud. However, that is not the case for many other LTO archive systems which leave users unable to easily migrate.
XenData is now offering a service that uses its unique migration technologies to transfer content from LTO to the cloud. Supported data formats include LTFS, Cache-A TAR, XenData TAR and Front Porch DIVA proprietary formats. Contents may be categorized and reorganized before being migrated to AWS, Microsoft Azure or Wasabi public clouds. Alternatively, contents may be migrated to the latest LTO formats: either 6 TB LTO7 or 12 TB LTO8 cartridges.
“When you are keeping archived files for a decade or more, migration is a fact of life. Our new service takes the pain out of that process, allowing files to be indexed, analyzed and shared,” said XenData CEO Phil Storey.
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