Preview: Linear Tape Open Ultrium 9 technology for IBM Tape products

IBM Europe Hardware Announcement ZG20-0133
October 26, 2020

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Overview

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IBM® intends to offer Linear Tape Open (LTO®) 9 Ultrium® tape drive technology and media that complies with the LTO Consortium Generation 9 specifications across the full suite of IBM Tape automation solutions in the first half of 2021.

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Planned availability date

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First half of 2021.

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Announcement countries

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All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries, except Islamic Republic of Iran, Sudan, and Syrian Arab Republic.

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