back to article Does your storage look like it's held together by elastic tape? Oh, you're using IBM kit, too, huh?

Elastic Storage, IBM's rebranded GPFS, is a parallel filesystem offering high-speed access to shedloads of data. That's a long way from accessing data in a tape archive. Yet Elastic Storage can do this too: build and access a tape archive. It's done by hooking up Elastic Storage and the Linear Tape File System (LTFS). We …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Users see all their files under one name space regardless of storage location, with tape-stored documents taking longer to access, of course.

    Hey, the 1960s want their storage paradigm back!

    1. Frederic Bloggs

      George 3 for me!

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    lovely diagrams in this piece.

    nice.

  3. OffBeatMammal

    was that just a cut'n'paste from a press release (though the diagrams were pretty)?

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