IBM ANNOUNCES 1 TB TAPE INITIATIVE ON 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF MAGNETIC TAPE STORAGE.
In addition, IBM outlined the product roadmap for its Enterprise 3590 Tape product line that incorporates the 1 TB capacity technology, providing customers with a clear indication of IBM's future product plans.
The announcement coincides with IBM's 50th anniversary of magnetic tape storage that ushered in a new era of information processing. In May 1952, IBM introduced the Model 726 tape drive, which stored a total of 1.4 megabytes (equal to that of 1 floppy disk today) on a movie reel over 12 inches in diameter, using a special tape media developed by 3M. 3M's tape group later became Imation, which continues to be a key provider of tape products.
"IBM's announcement of the 1 terabyte cartridge demonstrates IBM's continuing 50 year commitment to tape technology," said analyst Dianne McAdam of Illuminata, Inc. "This achievement gives users a solid enterprise tape roadmap that they can look to and a value proposition that consistently reduces the number of cartridges required to backup large databases and that, when implemented, will help them to reduce the size of their existing cartridge inventory, saving valuable floor space."
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|Title Annotation:||Enterprise 3590 Tape product line enhances storage capacity to 1 terabyte|
|Comment:||IBM ANNOUNCES 1 TB TAPE INITIATIVE ON 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF MAGNETIC TAPE STORAGE.(Enterprise 3590 Tape product line enhances storage capacity to 1 terabyte)|
|Publication:||EDP Weekly's IT Monitor|
|Date:||May 20, 2002|
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