Tape Ark's Oklahoma Facility Opens

Tape Ark's Oklahoma Facility Opens

Great news for our North American customers with Tape Ark's new Oklahoma facility opening in April 2019. Working closely with our partner Seagate, this facility is designed to accommodate customers with one tape to ten million tapes across all formats of media. Once ingested to the cloud, this data, which includes but is not limited to exploration data, broadcast media content and corporate back-up, becomes instantly and economically accessible to the client, making it available for the application of analytics, AI and ML technologies.

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Tape Ark officially recognised as First Specialised Mass Ingest Amazon Web Services (AWS) Oil & Gas Partner

Tape Ark officially recognised as First Specialised Mass Ingest Amazon Web Services (AWS) Oil & Gas Partner

Tape Ark are thrilled to have officially been appointed as an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Oil & Gas Partner – the first and only AWS partner to be featured on the AWS web site for specialised, large volume tape ingest and migration of exploration data into the public cloud platform.

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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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Are you attending the Houston Professional Petroleum Data Expo (#HExpo18) next month?

Are you attending the Houston Professional Petroleum Data Expo (#HExpo18) next month?

Tape Ark will be there and not only will we have an AWS Snowball on display in our booth but Tape Ark Founder and CEO Guy Holmes has been asked to present on “the Adoption of the Cloud in the Oil Industry”. While we can’t say too much just yet, we can say that his presentation may include a world first live seismic event – be sure not to miss this.

There is only one week left to register for the Early Bird Deadline! Register now at www.ppdm.org/HExpo18 to save now!

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Tape Ark Launches Cloud Based Oil & Gas Services

Tape Ark Launches Cloud Based Oil & Gas Services

Tape Ark has today announced the launch of a comprehensive array of cloud based geophysical data management and data storage services for the oil industry to help manage data from acquisition through to archive. 

The oil industry has a long and combative love affair with tape based data storage.  Tape based data storage was always done as a matter of course, because no other viable options were available.  However, with significant changes to cloud storage pricing and the addition of new tools for data analytics and processing, tape is rapidly becoming the second cousin in the industry.

 

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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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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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Tape Ark Launches

Tape Ark Launches

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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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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Has the Courier Arrived Yet?

Has the Courier Arrived Yet?

I hear it on an almost daily basis.  I usually stand for it and take it in without comment.  Sometimes, if I am feeling energetic, I will try to correct the person, but usually I let it go in one ear and out the other. It is interesting how we form a belief, and then the longer we believe it, the more closed to the possibility of changing that belief we become.

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Quantum Computing Explained (not)

Quantum Computing Explained (not)

On 5 October 2015 Australian engineers at the University of New South Wales
announced that they had built what they have termed a qubit logic gate in silicon
(http://www.engineering.unsw.edu.au/news/quantum-computing-first-two-qubitlogic-gate-in-silicon). This gate makes calculations between two qubits of
information possible for the very first time. Previously engineers had been
unable to make two silicon quantum bits share information, or even talk to each
other.

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Sick and Alone

Sick and Alone

Last issue I wrote a serious article about cloud storage, the future of storage for oil and gas data, and the death of tape.

Since then I have been neck deep in thought about what this all means. Not just thought, but modelling, examination, and theory testing. I have the bug, and this bug is not something you just take a tablet for and have a good sleep. This bug is nasty. It comes with breathing difficulties, sleep deprivation, itchy scalp, heart palpitations, difficulties concentrating, stress-related skin irritation, and bowel dysfunction. Significantly increased caffeine intake seems to be the only thing that holds it at bay, and even that is only temporary.

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