A Data Storage Snapshot in Time: The 1965 Memorex Time Capsule

A Data Storage Snapshot in Time: The 1965 Memorex Time Capsule

While carrying out some research recently on the evolution of data storage, the Tape Ark team happened to come across this little historical gem from more than half a century ago – the 1965 Memorex Annual Report.  It is a time before most (well some!!) of us were born and a quick read of it provides a brief technological insight right back to the dawn of the industry and its subsequent technological evolution. 

We’ve “lifted” (with gracious thanks to Memorex) our favourite images and snippets from the 1965 Annual Report’s contents to share with our readers and hope that you too will find something in there that evokes the same level respect and admiration we have developed for these pioneers of industry and the early insight they had to future issues and developments of tape storage.   

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Save Money, Move Faster: An Explor & Tape Ark Seismic Data Management Event

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A big thank you to everyone who attended our “Save Money, Move Faster: An Explor & Tape Ark Seismic Data Management event” in Calgary last week. It was incredible to meet you all and discuss your O&G cloud journeys together in such a great forum and Tape Ark Director of Sales Kyle Evans was blown away by The Calgary Petroleum Club - such an impressive venue. A big shout out to our co-hosts Allan Chatenay and Jonathan Banyard from Explor who made the event happen.
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Searching for Garden Gnomes and Exploration Data

Searching for Garden Gnomes and Exploration Data

Sometimes it takes a little while for things to sink in. In this instance when I first heard it, I knew there was something profound about it, but was not sure what. The “it” was a comment made at the recent PPDM Conference in Perth. It was a comment made by Doris Ross of Woodside Energy about a seemingly trivial way of doing work, that with hindsight should have significant implications for our industry – SO LISTEN UP! 

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dataVedik breathe new life into O&G Well Data with the application of AI and Machine Learning

dataVedik breathe new life into O&G Well Data with the application of AI and Machine Learning

A great example of how technological collaboration between Tape Ark and dataVedik can liberate large volumes of previously inaccessible exploration data to the public cloud (in this case well log data) and then through the application of dataVedik’s artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies empower O&G organisations to increase operational efficiencies and  reduce overall costs.

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What does data loss look like?

Magnetic tape data decay, data degradation, data rot, data deterioration or just plain ageing legacy tape data.

It doesn’t really matter which term you use – it all ultimately can result in data loss.

Do you know what it looks like? Click here to see what tape data loss actually looks like and the difference between a clean and a damaged tape. You can literally see data loss being recorded as the tape is read.

Saving the World’s Second Largest Collection of Data - DAMA Sydney

Saving the World’s Second Largest Collection of Data - DAMA Sydney

Tape Ark Founder and CEO Guy Holmes is honoured to have been invited to address the Australian Data Management Association (DAMA) Sydney Chapter next Tuesday 8th May and will be presenting a talk entitled “Saving the World’s Second Largest Collection of Data”. 

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The value of exploration data is literally out of this world

The value of exploration data is literally out of this world

It is impossible to put a value on some types of data.  How do you value it? What makes it “invaluable?”

What about when that data is 50 year old exploration data from the Apollo moon landings? During a recent trip to the Chinese Academy of Space Technology Tape Ark CEO and Founder got asked just those questions.

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