IBM LTO LTO-5 Introduces New Path Failover System in Backup Market

The more data you have, the more vulnerable. Hardware / software failure, malignant changes, viruses, and natural disasters are some of the main reasons that could affect the integrity of the data, and even lead to complete loss of information. This concern applies to all organizations ranging from small and larger companies. Growth in the volume of data exceeds the ability of the media, which has increased the demand for more cost-effective, efficient and high-performance backup solutions to manage this vast amount of data and extension.

LTO tape technology and media is the most preferred solution for data-intensive environments, and companies with limited space. LTO tapes are compatible and extremely well-suited for disaster recovery, long-term archiving, compliance, and secure data backup which is currently off-site. In order to meet the needs of modern data-rich environments, IBM has achieved progress to TS3100 tape library which is now fully compatible with the tape LTO – 5 generation. In addition, the TS3100 IBM tape library also supports LTO – 3 and LTO – 4 versions of the tape.

High-performance tape media LTO – 5, and automated libraries and tape drives to achieve efficiency gains and significant advantages over previous generations of LTO. And, organizations that used this in earlier versions of LTO tapes, features a more compelling and useful means for the development of their system backup recording. LTO – 5 tape devices provide the highest capacity of 3 terabytes (compressed). Tape library TS3100 IBM is designed to reduce maintenance and operating costs and provide consistent performance during heavy burdens.

TS3100 library supports up to 24 backup tapes and tape drives 1-2. IBM TS3100 library provides the economic recovery and backup solution in a random access / sequential with a barcode reader, and provides jobs for remote management TS3100 tape library which enables users to access the tape library from remote locations through the web interface. The new IBM introduced the very useful “path failover” system. In case you lost control of the path or host adapter, and path failover “control system automatically provides an alternative path without losing the current task in progress.

Engine designed specifically for IBM LTO – 5 and the ultrium tape storage is unmatched for reliability with support for data encryption. IBM tape library can take advantage of the TS3100 encryption capabilities drive IBM LTO – 5 tapes through the FC GB / s, 8 and 6 GB / sec SAS interfaces. Top LTO tape sales are:


HP LTO5 tape

Maxell LTO4 tape

Sony tape LTO – 4

HP tape LTO – 3

Dell LTO 3 tape

Fuji LTO 2 tape

Quantum LTO2 tape
MR – L2MQN – 01

HP LTO1 tape

Sony LTO 1 tape

IBM LTO5 drives support 140 MB / sec speed of origin, with the physical capacity of 1.5 TB. IBM will include the TS3100 Tape Library LTO – 3 which provides original engine capacity of 19.2TB. Similarly with LTO – 4 and LTO – 5 tape drive TS3100 IBM will provide the library 19.2 TB and 36TB native capacity, respectively. With the help SAS 6 and 8 Gbps interfaces fiber Gbs / s, you can connect efficiently Library TS3100 IBM with Linux serves, Windows servers, Unix, Solaris One, IBM X system, and power systems, the IBM’s personal computer and workstations and servers that support these interfaces.

Harry Hanson (Itdevicesonline)

Wireless Routers for Homes; Are they Even Safe to Use?

Many are wondering if wireless routers used in homes are safe to use and if there are any risks if other people use their internet connection. Indeed, wireless routers may offer free internet to some, but because of this fact, some people with dark intentions in mind can exploit this opportunity.

Hijacking Connection

Computer forensics say that someone can use your wireless internet connection to attack other computer networks. Hackers would prefer to use others internet connection, instead of theirs when they attack a particular target. Although hackers can mask their connection, details and location, it is much safer for them to use other’s internet connection. That way, the hacker will not be blamed for the attack he made, thus making him anonymous.

Attack the Computer and the Network

Despite the fact that there are new types of computers and operating systems, some people are still using ancient computers and operating systems in their homes, much worse, they have no decent protection against virus and malware. These types of computers are the easiest to penetrate. Once these computers are penetrated via the wireless network, hackers can then secretly install a Trojan. It can be used to transmit important information of the target, such as credit car information, banking information and etc. Hackers can use this information for their advantages, unknown to their victims.

The Zombie Computer

If zombies are scary, then a zombie computer would be scarier to digital computer forensics and security experts. The hijacked connection will be used to perform a specific attack at a specific time. A computer turned zombie can be used repeatedly by a hacker, through the installation of software. The software installed can be used to coordinate attacks; if there are more zombies the hacker controls then that could be more dangerous.

Data Storage

There are instances when hackers will need a place to hide the data they have stolen. And what is the most suitable storage place to use? It’s a computer with a wireless connection. The data is masked perfectly that only graduates of a computer forensic course can detect them. The data is hidden well and is not visible to the desktop’s user and the disk space will seem unused. Knowing how this happened will be very troubling.

The Bandwidth

Hackers will even use the bandwidth or connection of the one owning wireless connection to upload or download huge amounts of computer data. These types of files can be in Gigabytes and could lead to additional bills for that person’s internet connection.

Violates Privacy

No person with healthy state of mind would like someone activating their microphone just to listen to the conversations inside the house. Or activate the camera to see what is inside the house. If hackers are planning to hack a company, then hacking the privacy of certain officials would surely help their cause.

How to Protect The System

It is important to protect the wireless system against hackers. First thing to do is to configure the firewall of the operating system, so that there are some levels of protection. It is also possible to purchase firewalls to supplement or replace the current firewall of the system. Although they are hard to configure, there are manuals that would provide a step-by-step guide on how one could configure their firewall.

The second thing to do is to install the latest antivirus software; an antivirus software that has anti-hacking capabilities. It is important to know how to effectively use the software, since there are other things aside from protection anti-virus software can offer. There are many good anti-viruses in the market, such as Kapersky, Norton and others.

Turn off the router or the internet connection when the computer is not used. If there is a need to store important information like details in bank accounts, passwords or any other private information, store it on other secure media or in a secure external drive that will make the data encrypted so that the hacker cannot retrieve it. Sometimes routers will provide security features and encryption, thus it is much better to know how to make use of this. Of course, the hardware will provide manuals that will guide their users on how to activate and configure the security features of the router. It might be confusing at start, but it is worth it.

The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in cybersecurity and e-commerce. It is the owner and developer of 20 security certifications. EC-Council has trained over 90,000 security professionals and certified more than 40,000 members. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies. They also offer trainings in computer forensics.

More information about EC-Council is available at