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DAMA Sydney May 2018: Saving the World’s Second Largest Collection of Data

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Club York (formerly Bowlers Club) use glass sliding door to left of club entrance

Level 2, 95-99 York Street

Sydney, New South Wales 2000

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Networking from 5pm (canapes provided, drinks purchased from the bar).
Presentation 6pm to 7pm.
Networking from 7pm.


Topic: Saving the World’s Second Largest Collection of Data

If the largest collection of data we have right now is what is online, on our networks, in Amazon and Google etc, then what is the second largest collection? The answer is the world’s collection of tapes.

Just about every major corporate and government body that is performing backup and recovery to a reasonable standard, has created copies of all of their valuable data on tapes that are now sitting offsite as part of a disaster recovery plan. The problem of course is that this data cannot be touched by users without significant effort. In fact, today there is an estimated 1 billion tapes sitting in offsite storage. The tapes are getting older, the drives are becoming obsolete, and with the advent of Big Data and Analytics tools, more and more companies want to gain access to these collections.

Guy presents an overview of why people want access, how it can be managed, and his own experiences with legacy data recovery projects that yielded important results.


Speaker: Guy Holmes

Mr Guy C. Holmes
BSc (Physics), MBA (Technology Management)

Over the past 19 years Guy has chased his passions wherever they led. In some cases, his passion led him to starting a company that imported wine accessories, and in another he founded a leading global data management company. Truth be told, after starting five companies, from scratch, in various industry segments, it should be no secret why Guy is bald. On the personal side, Guy has also chased his passions. The net result of that being five children, a wife of 27 years, summiting various mountains, running marathons, and being a member of an expedition to the North Pole.

In most of Guy’s business ventures, magnetic tape storage was a key component to the business he was creating, and he spent a lot of time professing the merits of tape storage as the long-term storage medium of choice. However, late one night in 2015, after 19 years, and having read over 5 million tapes, this all changed for Guy when he made a profound discovery. That discovery led Guy to found Tape Ark – a company driven to eliminate historical tape archives from the planet.

Guy has a degree in Physics, an MBA in Technology Management and maintains memberships with the ASEG, PESA & the AICD.


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Club York (formerly Bowlers Club) use glass sliding door to left of club entrance

Level 2, 95-99 York Street

Sydney, New South Wales 2000

Australia

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