Quantum Scalar i40/i80 LTO Tape libraries provide up to 500TB of backup storage when configured with LTO-6 tape drives and achieving 2.5:1 compression, and address the growing backup requirements of small and medium-sized organizations in a compact footprint.
Scalar i40/i80 LTO libraries easily connect to a host server via SAS, or to a Fibre-Channel backbone where they can be partitioned and shared by multiple servers, and support every leading backup application available including Symantec NetBackup, EMC Networker, CommVault Simpana, and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, to name a few.
All Scalar i40/i80 LTO libraries include Quantum’s iLayer™ software, providing best-in-class management, advanced monitoring, and proactive diagnostics capabilities with easy-to-understand messages and corrective actions, field-proven to reduce service calls by 50%.
Using the i40/i80 for Data Archiving
Linear Tape File System (LTFS) presents a standard file system view of data stored on an LTO tape cartridge, and provides direct read/write access to files and file metadata independently of storage management applications, similarly to Optical discs and removable flash drives.
Quantum Scalar i40/i80 libraries fully support the LTFS specification, and provide up to 500TB of archival storage via drive-letter access or UNC path, when used in conjunction with the Quantum LTFS Appliance or third-party LTFS software applications such as QStar Archive Storage Manager and PoINT Jukebox Manager.
Managing Data Growth with i40/i80
Addressing data growth and scalability with Scalar i40/i80 libraries is achieved through the use of Capacity-on-Demand (COD) licensing, a software key that enables simple upgrades from 25 slots to 40 slots (Scalar i40) or from 50 slots to 80 slots (Scalar i80), without disruption and without purchasing or installing any additional hardware.
Quantum Scalar i40/i80 Library Highlights
• 25/40 slots (i40) and 50/80 slots (i80) for LTO tapes
• 2 LTO tape drives (i40), up to 5 LTO drives (i80)
• Up to 120TB/240TB capacity (i40/i80) with LTO-5 Drives
• Up to 250TB/500TB capacity (i40/i80) with LTO-6 Drives
• 6Gb SAS or 8Gb Fibre-Channel host connectivity
• 10/100 Mbps network connectivity
• AES 256-Bit Encryption
• Media bar code reader
• Library partitioning/sharing (software dependent)
• Advanced drive & tape monitoring with e-mail alerts
• Rack Space: 3U/6U (i40/i80)
• Weight: 45/66 Lbs. (i40/i80)
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