LTFS and CDMI - Tape for the Cloud

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Monday, September 16, 2013
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LTFS tape technology provides compelling economics for bulk cloud storage and transportation of data. This session provides an overview of the use cases identified by the joint LTFS and Cloud Technical Working Group, including when tape provides lower-cost alternatives to network and disk-based transportation, and when tape provides lower-cost alternatives to disk-based storage and archiving. This session will introduce standardization efforts underway to allow for simple tape-based bulk data transport to, from, and between clouds, and standardized of how to store rich object data on standard LTFS tapes.

Learning Objectives

Learn about the advantages of tape for bulk data movement to, from and between clouds
Learn about the advantages of tape for bulk data storage within clouds
Learn about standardization activities around tape-based bulk data transport
Learn about how CDMI objects can be stored on LTFS tapes