“Data trapped on tape is data we’re not using”

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Following Tape Ark’s recent announcement of signing a global partnership agreement with data storage giant Seagate Technology, this post delves deeper into importance of liberating data from ageing tape. It explores how the collaboration and pairing of expertise and resources will enable organisations around the world to restore and preserve their valuable, latent data more efficiently. 

Through the use of new edge hardware solutions, previously inaccessible data can be liberated and moved to the cloud, then put to work using technologies such as AI, ML, industry 4.0 and other analytical tools, allowing it’s inherent potential and worth to be exploited for both commercial and discovery gains.

“In the new Data Age — the age of IT 4.0 — data is continuously being created at endpoints, often processed at the edge then transmitted to the cloud to be analysed as part of still-larger sets of relevant data; the migration and activation of all available data sets is crucial for driving digital transformation — and for surviving and thriving as part of the IT 4.0 revolution.”

“To solve our most urgent problems, humanity needs all our data at hand”

To read the full article, written by Seagate’s John Paulsen, please click here.

To read the full Tape Ark media release of the partnership announcement, please click here

Almost Half A Century Since Man First Stepped Foot on the Moon

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Next year in July 2019 we will be marking the 50th anniversary of NASA’s first manned lunar landings.  Back in 2009, Tape Ark Founder and CEO Guy Holmes was working on restoring some invaluable and historical data from those moon landings relating to “Moon Dust” with renowned Australian scientist Professor Brian O’Brien.  It is still a great story to watch – and not just because Guy actually has some hair back then!! 

“When mankind first went to the Moon, there were many potential problems to overcome, but one that received little attention was dust. It turns out that lunar dust is more active and more dangerous than anyone realised. And it took an Aussie to work it out, as Dr Paul Willis reports.”

Click here to watch the full Episode - Guy Holmes comes in around 9 min in but the introduction to man’s journey to the moon is well worth watching too.

Download from the ABC archives……..  https://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/vodcast/2009.htm





Tape Ark's 3D "Deep Diving into Data" Podcast Currently In Production

A big shout out to everyone PPDM Perth Workshop last week who participated in Tape Ark’s inaugural podcast “Tape Ark 3D – Deep Diving into Data”.  Guy Holmes & Kyle Evans are in the Magic Studios podcast studio this week and  post production work is well under way.  Stay tuned!!  A big thank you to AWS and Petrosys – our podcast sponsors and all interviewees Trudy Curtis (PPDM), Andrew Owen (Geoscience Australia), Ted Fletcher (Woodside), Jess Kozman (Woodside), Doris Ross (Woodside), and Chris Schmid (Unearthed).

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