Tape Ark Presents At AWS User Group Forum

Tape Ark Presents At AWS User Group Forum

Really great feedback and response to Tape Ark Founder Guy Holmes’ presentation last week to the Amazon Web Services Perth User Group Forum at Flux in Perth. 

Drawing on his inspiration from the war between Blockbuster and Netflix, many years of personal and professional experience, as well as his past adventures, Guy provided a high-level overview on how he started his business, the AWS tools he is using and the battle that still lies ahead.  It was a new perspective and alternative solution to the age old problem of offsite tape collections in storage that continue to grow in size whilst the data decays, costing serious $$ but adding no value to an organisation.

Thanks to Dienst Consulting for the opportunity and Dan Jenkins Photographer for the photographs.

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Article: The C Suite

Article: The C Suite

If you are looking for examples of data driven change in the world, look no further than what is sitting in all the level 38 corner offices around the globe. The CEO and his personal assistant are there of course, and so is the CIO.  But now a whole new band of brothers is forming – so many bands that buildings will need a lot more than 4 corners to accommodate them.

As published in The Australian Society of Exploration Geophysics - Preview Magazine Issue 189 August 2017.  

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WA Business News Coverage "Tape Ark has data storage all wrapped up"

WA Business News Coverage "Tape Ark has data storage all wrapped up"

WA Business News editor and journalist Mark Beyer talks one on one in a recent interview with previous 40 Under 40 Finalist Guy Holmes on the shake-up of the data storage industry and why he believes that his new venture Tape Ark will be his best yet. To read full article, please click here.

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Tape Ark Founder and CEO Guy Holmes to Present at Amazon Web Services User Group

Tape Ark Founder and CEO Guy Holmes to Present at Amazon Web Services User Group

Guy Holmes, founder and CEO of Tape Ark. Guy's entrepreneurial journey began in 2003, but the rise of AWS after its relaunch in 2006 planted a unique idea in his head that lead to the creation of Tape Ark.  

Drawing inspiration from the war between Blockbuster and Netflix, many years of personal and professional experience, as well as his past adventures, Guy will provide a high-level overview on how he started his business, the AWS tools he is using and the battle that still lies ahead

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ARN Coverage "AWS floats Amazon's financial"

ARN Coverage "AWS floats Amazon's financial"

Great article on how Amazon Web Services (AWS) has boosted Amazon’s performance through the growth in cloud computing and the unprecedented acceleration in usage of their services and solutions. Mentions the launch of Tape Ark in Australia and how Tape Ark will be leveraging AWS as part of their data storage solution to the archaic and unsustainable practice of paying to store tape media offsite in data vaults.

https://www.arnnet.com.au/article/625390/aws-floats-amazon-financials/

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Energy News Bulletin Coverage "Holmes Fifth Mission"

Energy News Bulletin Coverage "Holmes Fifth Mission"

SpectrumData founder and “serial entrepreneur” Guy Holmes has launched a new initiative he hopes to revolutionise the shortage of offsite data. Service aims to do for corporate data what streaming has done for music and television.

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IT Brief Coverage "Tech startup aiming to transition traditional tape media to the cloud"

IT Brief Coverage "Tech startup aiming to transition traditional tape media to the cloud"

IT Brief coverage of the launch of Tape Ark this week.
“Tech startup aiming to transition traditional tape media to the cloud. Perth-based technology startup Tape Ark, founded by serial entrepreneur Guy Holmes, announced its official launch with a new data storage solution” 
#NoMoreTape #TapeIsDead #TapeToCloud

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ARN Coverage "Cloud storage start-up leverages AWS to launch in Perth"

ARN Coverage "Cloud storage start-up leverages AWS to launch in Perth"

"Western Australia witnesses rise of cloud data migration experts - Cloud storage start-up leverages AWS to launch in Perth " ARN.net covers the official launch of Tape Ark this week.  . #NoMoreTape #TapeIsDead #

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Tape Ark Launches With Mission To Revolutionise the Way We Store Archive Tape

Tape Ark Launches With Mission To Revolutionise the Way We Store Archive Tape

Perth-based technology start up Tape Ark, founded by serial entrepreneur Guy Holmes, announced today its official launch with an innovative data storage solution which re-imagines the way we approach physical offsite data storage.

Paying money to store tape media in offsite vaults is old school.  It is time to go virtual and get real access to your data.  It's time for Tape Ark. #NoMoreTape #TapeIsDead #TapeZombies

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SpectrumData Changes its Name to Tape Ark

SpectrumData Changes its Name to Tape Ark

After the acquisition of the Oil and Gas Data Management Division of Guy’s company SpectrumData by a US based data management firm, the CEO of Tape Ark (Guy Holmes) is now focusing his entrepreneurial efforts on his new company Tape Ark.

Tape Ark is a new technology solution developed by Guy over the last 15 years of working on tape based data sets from around the world.  The innovation, when combined with the use of public cloud - like Amazon Web Services (AWS), provides the world’s first alternative to the costly and inefficient services currently available for legacy tape storage.

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My New Digital Classroom

My New Digital Classroom

Last week I presented a 20 minute talk at the PPDM luncheon in Perth on technologies that stand to change the future of the geophysical and data management industry. I covered Blockchain, IoT (Internet of things), Hadoop and Watson (IBM’s cognitive computing offering).

I am no expert on these areas, but I have done some casual reading and have taken a general interest in the unfolding of new technologies including things not even remotely related to geophysics, like Uber and Instagram.

 

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Idle Resources

Idle Resources

Who would have thought that people would be willing to pay to sleep on an air mattress in a complete stranger’s house when they are on a business trip? Let’s extend that thinking and really ponder if anyone, even the AirBNB founders themselves, would have thought that their company would be valued at more than any other major hotel chain in the world, despite having almost no real estate of their own?

Uber, of course, has taken the same path. Getting picked up by a complete stranger at 2 am and driven to your home via the kebab shop? I don’t think so. But look who is the largest taxi fleet in the world – and they don’t really even own any taxis!

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Global Technology Trends and Their (Potential) Impact in the Oil Industry

Global Technology Trends and Their (Potential) Impact in the Oil Industry

The technologies that are changing the IT landscape around us often take time to get traction in the oil sector. Sometimes it appears we, as an industry, are so heavily invested in yesterday, that tomorrow is too much to think about. But sometimes revolution does not start within the disquiet, rather it starts next door and spreads into the open arms of disquiet as though it had been waiting for it all the time.

Some ground breaking disruptive technologies that are appearing on the landscape within an array of other industries will at some point seek to pass on their benefits in the oil sector. How long it takes to adopt them is up to us.

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My Digital Twin

My Digital Twin

My digital twin I decided to kick-off 2017 by not going to work anymore. I mean who needs it? Plus I suspect that the team at work would not miss me – well not the actual me anyway. So over the holiday period I created a digital twin that could take my place.

Initially I was not sure that my digital twin (or DT, as I like to call him/her/it) could go to work for me. I mean I do a lot of complex stuff and attend meetings where I am sure I am indispensable. Could my DT actually make it all work?

 

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The Capacity of Speed

The Capacity of Speed

Unbelievable…the amount of data that we can store on a single piece of recording media (disk, tape, thumb drive, etc.) just seems to keep getting larger. Will it ever end? 

For many years, data recording technology in the oil and gas sector has been dominated by IBM. Starting with the development of the 9 track tape in the 1960’s, followed by the closed cartridge technology called 3480 in 1984, IBM has been the leader in the seismic recording industry for as long as I have been alive. 

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The Futurist - Data Storage in the Oil Industry

The Futurist - Data Storage in the Oil Industry

 Has anyone ever seen a “futurist” presentation, or an advertisement to go and see one?  Futurists talk about what things will be like in the future and how cool it will be to be alive when you can fly your car to work.

I attended a Futurist presentation about 3 years ago and they told me that soon data measured in Terabytes would be stored on the back of an amoeba in some kind of holographic storage medium and that we could use our amoeba USB thumb drive to carry our life around in a compact form.  

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