Decoding IBM’s Quantum-Resistant Magnetic Tape Storage What Does The Future Hold For The Tape Storage Devices?
IBM’s quantum computing safe tape drive makes a lot of sense more than it was conceived to be. Although a little bit misleading, the tape is surely not resistant to quantum computing.
IBM’s quantum computing safe tape drive makes a lot of sense more than it was conceived to be. Although a little bit misleading, the tape is surely not resistant to quantum computing. Qbits are set to escape from cryogenic prisons and interfere with tape drives on some data center or HQ. When put to use, they may be able to accomplish their tasks.
Quantum computers and classical computers differ in many of the things that they are capable of. For instance, the problem that may take incalculable time on a supercomputer can be done in a matter of seconds on a quantum. Without setting out to dig around this capability, let’s save it for later.
Quantum wins the place on the stage with certain types of cryptography and being able to smash through many of the encryption techniques currently in use. For instance, if they reach a cache of encrypted data that can be useless without a key, a future competitor could probably force the lock open with quantum computing. This is a serious threat for the breach may steal away the whole of your life and pose a serious threat.
In this context, tech giants are running helter-skelter to bring the security feature under their hold. This includes IBM and countless others. It seems quantum computing isn’t a threat right now. The possibility is being undermined by everyone and let alone hackers. The possible scene is that a tape drive or long term data storage today could have been hacked ten years down the lane and expose everything just because it was using “industry standard” encryption.
This probability has sent the corporate flying for help. Prevention is better than cure. IBM has started migrating tape storage over to encryption algorithms resistant to state of art quantum decryption techniques- specifically lattice cryptography. As the devices are meant to be used for decades, the entire computing landscape can change entirely which predicts quantum methods to emerge in the future. At the least, you can save yourself from being a low hanging fruit favored by hackers.
Being a normal tape as that available in the industry, it remains the same as it was when it was bought a week ago. The changes come in the firmware, existing drives can be retrofitted with this quantum-resistant tech. It may not be relevant today, but no one knows what is in place for the future. In a wide span o a decade, it would be all commonplace. Companies like IBM plan to be part of the enterprise world and are all set for decades down the road.
Quantum computing does hold a promise for the future as technology develops around finding a way to solve problems that could take years to solve with traditional computing but with quantum, it could be successful within seconds. One of the woes it has to address is that it can render useless the conventional cryptography schemes built-in today. But unless there is a development of computers fit enough to break cryptography, we never know if there is any possibility for such a computer generation.
Almost everyone including Blackberry is surging ahead with plans to get ahead of the curve and solve problems concerning technologists as quantum computers begin to evolve. The partnership with Isara Corporation has built quantum-safe security solutions by Blackberry. It is using the cryptographic libraries to sign and protect code as security evolves.
If you ask does quantum computing still exist, there is just one answer. Yes, and it is all set to take the world in a storm. The wild goose chase is over with Google collapsing the superposition demonstrating to the world what’s called quantum supremacy. This is the very beginning of the capability of quantum computers and eventually what they are capable of.
Because the 60s witnessed a decision to build computers from electronic transistors, it seemed rather esoteric as well. They proved to be the catalyst for the information age. Just like that quantum computing is also very esoteric and technical in operating.
We have failed to be a part of that revolution or to understand why it was important at that time. Though we are lucky to be using that technology, we are not bound to understand it and takes a bit of explanation. This brings the generation to a mass overhaul that makes possible even the least successful ideas a revolutionary one.