Linear Tape File System (LTFS)

StrongBox leverages LTFS for non-proprietary data storage on tape.

What is LTFS?

LTFS is an industry standard for organizing data on LTO (linear tape open) media. IBM invented LTFS in 2010. Today, it is essentially a file system that enables data on tape to be indexed for file-based access. With LTFS, tape behaves much like a USB drive. One of the pitfalls IT pros try to avoid is “vendor lock-in,” meaning that data cannot be read or accessed unless using a particular vendor’s proprietary software. StrongBox prevents vendor lock-in because all tapes written by StrongBox can be read by any tape manufacturer’s LTFS-compatible tape drive. Here are 7 reasons why companies need LTFS.

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