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Call for Papers: International Conference on Massive Storage Systems and Technology

The 32nd International Conference on Massive Storage Systems and Technology (MSST 2016) has issued its Call for Participation & Papers. The event takes place April 30 – May 6 in Santa Clara, CA. “The Program Committee requests presentation proposals on issues in designing, building, maintaining, and migrating large-scale systems that implement databases and other kinds of large, typically persistent, web-scale stores (HSM, NoSQL, key-value stores, etc.), and archives at scales of tens of petabytes to exabytes and beyond.”

Video: Spectra Logic Changes Storage Economics with ArcticBlue at SC15

Matt Starr from Spectra Logic describes the company’s new ArcticBlue nearline disk storage system. “If you think about a tape subsystem, it’s probably the best cost footprint, density footprint that you can get. ArticBlue brings in kind of the benefits of tape from a cost perspective, but the speed and performance of a disk subsystem. Ten cents a gig versus seven cents a gig, three cents difference. You may want to deploy a little bit of ArcticBlue in your archive when you’re putting it behind BlackPearl as opposed to just an all tape archive.”

Protecting the Future of Data Archives

“A complete examination requires looking at everything from interfaces to archive formats. No matter what anyone tells you, there is data that does not need to be on primary storage, and with the exponential growth of data, some of which might not be used for years, there is a need for archiving data—and for making sure that you’ll be able to access it and use it long after formats and interfaces have changed.”

Cambridge Goes With Double Data Protection from OCF

OCF has teamed with IBM and DDN to provide a secure, offsite, replicated data archive for the University of Cambridge.

Slidecast: Strongbox Shared Storage for HPC Data Protection

“StrongBox is a network attached storage (NAS) appliance that is purpose-built to lower the costs of long-term storage and protection for unstructured, fixed content. By pairing a flexible, policy-driven disk cache with Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology, StrongBox empowers you to control storage costs without sacrificing data availability.”