The Quantum Scalar i6000 LTO Tape Library is the most intelligent and scalable tape library available, designed to address the growing requirements for Enterprise-level backup, disaster recovery, and long-term data archiving and retention initiatives.
Quantum Scalar i6000 Tape libraries provide up to 75 Petabytes of backup storage when configured with LTO-6 tape drives, and address the challenges of backup and disaster recovery for large-scale data centers and Cloud storage providers, where data volumes cannot be economically met with disk-based storage systems or Optical storage.
Scalar i6000 libraries connect to an 8Gb Fibre-channel backbone where they can be partitioned into as many as 16 logical LTO tape libraries, thereby providing high-capacity backup and/or archiving targets to multiple servers attached to the SAN fabric, and achieving a very high ROI.
Using the i6000 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 i6000 libraries fully support the LTFS specification, and provide up to 75 Petabytes 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
Scalar i6000 Advanced Features
The Scalar i6000 LTO library provides advanced monitoring and reporting that includes Media Integrity Analysis reports, Media Usage reports, Drive Utilization reports, Security reports, and media removal notifications.
Firmware auto-leveling maintains consistent firmware levels across all tape drives in the library, simplifying the process of applying system-wide firmware upgrades as released by Quantum.
The “dual robot” feature adds a second, redundant robot to the library for high availability in the event of a robot failure, while Control Path and Data Path failover features ensure the library system stays fully operational and accessible with a SAN fabric failure.
Managing Data Growth with Scalar i6000
Addressing data growth and scalability with Quantum Scalar i6000 LTO libraries is achieved through the addition of 19” form factor expansion modules of LTO drives and tapes, ultimately scaling the entire i6000 storage system to over 12,000 tapes and up to 192 LTO drives.
Quantum Scalar i6000 Library Highlights
• Slot capacity scales to over 12,000 tapes
• LTO Tape Drive count scales to 192
• Up to 5PB per i6000 expansion module
• 75PB per fully configured i6000 system
• 8Gb Fibre-channel backbone connectivity
• Supports AES 256-Bit Encryption
• Library partitioning/sharing (up to 16 partitions)
• Advanced drive & tape monitoring with e-mail alerts
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