IBM has unveiled a range of super-fast, high-capacity tape drives â using a new open standard. Big Blue is the first to adopt LTO (Linear Tape-Open) Ultrium technology, developed by a consortium involving IBM and its bitter storage rivals, Seagate and Hewlett-Packard.
IBM said the main market was Unix, NT and mid-range alternatives. IBM's AS400 and RS6000, and various Unix flavours from HP and Sun were also supported, and Linux would be accommodated soon. The story is at Austrialian IT.
September 4, 2000