LTO Program

Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology was developed jointly by Certance (now Quantum), HP, and IBM.

Linear Tape-Open Technology is a powerful open tape specification. The technology is the backbone of a generation of super tape storage products that feature high capacity and performance while maintaining high data integrity. The LTO Technology combines the advantages of a linear multi-channel, bi-directional format with enhancements in servo technology, data compression, track layout and error correction code to maximize capacity, performance and reliability.

LTO technology has been utilized in enterprise-wide data protection that accommodates a range of tape storage requirements from single server to complex networked environments for fast performance and high-capacity needs to address service level agreements and data protection.