The 2011 INSIC Magnetic Tape Applications & Systems Roadmap, released on November 30, 2011, can be downloaded by clicking here.
The new Applications & Systems Roadmap is the culmination of a yearlong effort, led by INSIC’s Barry Schechtman (Executive Director Emeritus and Technical Director for INSIC’s TAPE Research Program) and which involved the participation of representatives of Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Imation, Oracle, Quantum, Spectra Logic and Symantec, as well as key inputs from industry analysts and applications experts in various fields. We believe that, thanks to the contributions of these individuals, the final report is balanced and credible, and delivers an optimistic outlook for tape storage going forward. However, we also believe that this optimistic outlook will be fulfilled only if the tape storage industry continues to invest in the research and advanced development necessary to provide the future technologies that are needed.
The companion INSIC Magnetic Tape Technology Roadmap, which will detail
the research and advanced technology developments required to achieve 128TB
(native capacity) tape cartridges and drives by 2022, is scheduled for
limited release in early 2012.