Friday, 01 February 2013 08:38

Quantum Scalar i6000 HD: 5PB in one rack

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Quantum's new Scalar i6000 HD tape library stores almost 5PB in one rack, and can be expanded to more than 75PB.

Increased capacity isn't the only change from the i6000 HD's predecessor. Quantum officials also pointed to new active-active dual robotics for fast data access times.

Features include redundant power, multiple network ports of connectivity to multi-fabric SANs, and the secure storage of vaulted tapes.

Optional Scalar LTFS software presents the unit as a NAS, making it easier to process massive amounts of data.

"85 percent of the Fortune 100 have turned to Quantum to meet their storage needs, and we're continuing to deliver innovative new solutions to address the challenges that large enterprise customers face," said Robert Clark, Quantum's senior vice president for data protection.

"This includes adding new offerings such as the Scalar i6000 HD to our tape automation portfolio, which not only is unmatched in its breadth and depth but also reflects the unique benefits tape technology provides in today's evolving data protection environment."


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Stephen Withers

Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

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