Linear Tape-Open (LTO)technology was developed jointly by HP, IBM and
Quantum to provide a clear and viable choice in an increasingly complex array of
tape storage options.
LTO Ultrium technology is an "open format" technology, which means that users
will have multiple sources of product and media. The "open" nature of LTO
technology also provides a means of enabling compatibility between different
The Ultrium format is the "high capacity" implementation of LTO technology. More info:
Tape-Open (LTO) technology