BDT Implements LTO-6 Tape
BDT Media Automation implements the new tape
standard LTO-6 in its storage devices to increase capacity as well as write and
read speeds of tapes. With this offer BDT meets the market
requirements in regards of increasing data volumes.
"We see additional growth potential in
the area of high volume data storage", explains Rolf Ritter, CEO of BDT and
complements: "Thanks to our longstanding experience and cooperation with the IT
industry we are able to recognize trends at an early stage and to offer
It is estimated that the worldwide amount of data will
double every second year.
The large IT companies launch every two to three years a
new standard in tape storage on the market together with developers such as BDT.
With each market launch the capacity of tapes and the data transfer rate doubles
or grows at least by 50%. As OEM developer BDT sells corresponding data storage
systems to nearly all leading IT companies that on the other hand offer this
technology under their own brand and name as long-term data protection and
"Tape remains one of the most reasonable and reliable
solutions for long-term storage of data", explains Ritter.
The tape technology
is used by all large IT manufacturers. New developments in this area will be
certified by an international consortium BDT takes part of.
"This ensures a
long-term and direct market access for us", complements Ritter.
The introduction of a new tape format
for archiving and storage of data sees BDT as additional growth potential. The
so called LTFS format enables it to directly connect a tape drive with an OS.
Users can store data via drag & drop to tape media for the first time.
"With the increase in
capacity and performance of LTO-6 and the simplification of the usability and
operability of LTFS the importance of tape grows for long-term data protection",
emphasizes Ritter and complements: "The LTFS technology will open op completely
new application possibilities and products we already develop today. Low costs,
higher data security as well as energy efficiency are only some of the