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Randy Martineau explains the future of Oracle's tape storage solution

Randy Martineau gives us a fascinating tale of the tape.

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Published Thu, Jan 9 2014 4:40 AM CST   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:15 PM CDT

Storage Visions 2014 - Randy Martineau provided us with insight into Oracles latest archival programs, and also does a bit of explaining the state of tape in the datacenter. Tape has been used since the early days of computing, and is alive and kicking over a half century later.

Unbeknownst to many, tape density is actually progressing faster than today's cutting edge hard disk drives. Randy really does a great job of giving a fascinating and thorough explanation of the technology in layman's terms.

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