September 4, 2000

IBM to market tape drives

Author: JT Smith

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.


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