The West: WA company Tape Ark floods cloud with big data archives

The West: WA company Tape Ark floods cloud with big data archives

The West Australian’s Senior Business Reporter Sean Smith talks with Seagate Technology’s VP Global Marketing Jeff Fochtman and Tape Ark Founder and CEO Guy Holmes on the announcement of a partnership agreement between the two organisations.

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Seagate partners with Tape Ark in global deal to liberate tape-archived legacy data

Seagate partners with Tape Ark in global deal to liberate tape-archived legacy data

PERTH, Western Australia (11 December 2018):  Perth-based “tape to cloud” data management organisation Tape Ark has successfully reached a partnership agreement with global data storage giant Seagate Technology plc based in Cupertino, California. 

The agreement will see Seagate’s Lyve Data Services advanced data management expertise being combined with Tape Ark’s unique data restoration technology, to enable zettabytes of tape-bound data to be rapidly migrated from client’s aging offsite tapes directly to large public cloud platforms of the customer’s choice to enable access and analysis using AI-driven technologies.

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The Netflix/Blockbuster Paradigm in a Corporate Data Context: How the world’s second largest collection of data is being lost.

The Netflix/Blockbuster Paradigm in a Corporate Data Context: How the world’s second largest collection of data is being lost.

In this month’s edition of RIMPA iQ Magazine, Tape Ark CEO & Founder Guy Holmes looks at how we are destroying the world’s second largest collection of data, how we are being let down by companies we pay to secure this data and ways which we can protect this data from destruction.

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Business News Coverage: Tape Ark demos an exploration first

Business News Coverage: Tape Ark demos an exploration first

Business News editor and journalist Mark Beyer talks one on one in an interview with Tape Ark Founder and CEO Guy Holmes on the success of completing a world first in seismic data management in real time during the PPDM Petroleum Data Expo in Houston, USA.

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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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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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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 Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

For the old timers in the industry, the good the bad and the ugly brings up memories of the 1966 Spaghetti Western starring Clint Eastwood. The movie became known for its unique use of long shot and close-up cinematography, as well its distinctive use of violence, tension and stylistic gunfights (kind of sounds like most analyst reports on the oil price).

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Where Has all the Data Gone?

Where Has all the Data Gone?

In a recent presentation performed at the Professional Petroleum Data Management (PPDM) conference in Perth, I spoke about the problems explorers can have when an exploration area that has previously been out of favour, comes back into fashion.

Like all companies who enter a previously explored area, the first thing they do is assemble as much pre-existing data as possible. On the whole in Australia, the ability to source this data from various public sources is usually quite fruitful. However, whilst getting 90% of the data you need is a great start, it can often be the 10% that you can’t find that will make all the difference to your exploration efforts.

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