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When all is said and done I believe we can’t exclude tape from the data center,

Hardware too on occasion fails. We all know this as do the manufacturers of all the disk and tape hardware in the market, after all they offer warranty contracts.

Moving part or just electronic go bad on occasion.

Today I believe it’s fair to say that good mechanical hardware (such as LTO or enterprise tape drives) are very well made and are reliable.

Can we fix a defective drive – almost certainly 99% of the time the answer is in the afermative. As for disk drives, I can’t recall the last time I hear of anyone repairing the mechanical parts of a drive.

As for the data – tape drives write to tape media and it is rear to have data written by just one tape drive in a data center. For the most part your data can be read.

With the amount of data being stored continuing to grow exponentially, tape offers some inherent advantages over disk-based technologies for long-term data storage, including:

  • High capacity:
  • Fast performance:  
  • Lower cost per GB:
  • Reduced energy costs:
  • Portability:
  • Greater reliability:
  • Better longevity:
  • Scalability:
  • Compatibility:

When you combine tape’s superior storage capacities, low cost/GB, and reduced energy costs, tape-based storage solutions provide huge CapEx and Opex cost advantages. Even as technology advances, tape continues to be the ideal solution for long-term data storage and archiving.

Continue using tape, it is reliable and I can state with confidence that most tape drives can and are repaired, I can’t say the same for disk drives.

Sunstar Company.

IBM 3588-F4A TS1040 LTO4 Fibre Tape Drive

Used and refurbished IBM 3588-F4A TS1040 LTO4 Fibre Tape Drive are in stock ready to ship

. Our prices are too low to publish online, please call (800) 663-5523 for a current quote.

All drives are sold with warranty

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IBM Ultrium 4 enhancements that help improve performance and reliability include:

  • Native data transfer rate up to 120 MB/sec
  • Ultrium 4 tape cartridge native physical capacity of 800 GB
  • 4-Gbps Fibre Channel drive attachment
  • 256 MB internal buffer
  • LTO Ultrium 4 encryption support
  • 8 KB cartridge memory with Ultrium 4 media

 

The IBM System Storage™ TS1040 (machine type 3588, Model F4A) is designed to be installed in an IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library (machine type 3584) to offer high capacity and performance for the midrange open systems environment. This model incorporates the new Linear Tape-Open (LTO) IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drive, with enhanced maximum tape drive throughput over the IBM LTO generation 3 Tape Drive (Ultrium 3). It has a native data transfer of up to 120 MB/sec. In addition, with the use of the IBM LTO Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridge, the TS1040 doubles the maximum tape cartridge capacity providing up to 800 GB native physical capacity (1,600 GB with 2:1 compression), as compared to the IBM Ultrium 3 Tape Drives and cartridges. IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 3 Data Cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 2 Data Cartridges. The TS1040 has a 4-Gbps Fibre Channel interface for connection to a wide spectrum of open system servers.

The IBM System Storage TS1040 LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive supports data encryption on the base drive with Ultrium 4 media meeting LTO consortium specifications and Application Managed Encryption. System Managed and Library Managed Encryption and associated IBM Encryption Key Manager access are available as a chargeable licensed key (feature 1604 — Transparent LTO Encryption) under the TS3500 Tape Library L-frames.

Support for the TS1040 encryption function requires a minimum level of microcode firmware that is your responsibility to load, configure, and maintain on the TS3500 Tape Library.

The TS1040 Tape Drive’s encryption capability and its subsystem integration support help provide you with a flexible tape data encryption solution that supports encryption and key management across a variety of environments, supporting a single point of control for all encryption keys, and most importantly can help customers protect tape data in a cost effective way.

The TS1040 can be installed in new or installed TS3500 Tape Library Models L53 and D53, and also in 3584 Tape Library Models L52 L32, D52, and D32.

Oracle’s StorageTek LTO5 tape drives provide fast data transfer, high capacity, and energy savings for midrange tape automation environments, and enable you to meet stringent regulatory requirements.

LTO-5 Tape Drive Specifications

  • Compressed Capacity (compressed 2:1): 3TB
  • 5 1/4 inch form factor
  • Up to 256 MB buffer
  • Up to 170 MBps native data throughput
  • LTO hardware encryption compliments WORM media to maintain data integrity
  • Backward read & write compatible
  • Environmentally friendly. Requires no power at rest

 

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Many of theses drives are in our warehouse, ready to ship with warranty.

Each STK LTO Drive is library specific, please indicate of you prefer IBM or HP Drives.

Contact us online or call us at (800) 663-5523 FREE or (310) 330-2900 for a quote!

Do you have a need for either new or re-certified LTO Media?

We have an inventory of LTO4 and LTO5 media ready to ship.

Call (800) 663-5523 and ask for a media specialist.

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According to the Active Archive Alliance, nearly 250 million Linear Tape Open (LTO) tape cartridges have been shipped since the format’s inception. (100,000 PB of data on LTO.)

The realities of a Big Data world and the advances in tape technology, density, reliability and usability have brought the realization to many that we should not be too hasty to forgo tape.

Tape is returning to some organizations that dumped it a while back.

Look Beyond Backup

Most people think of tape as a medium for backup. While it can serve that function well, it has a far broader function these days. With so much data around, the pressure on backup windows needs to be eased by the establishment of an archive.

“Stop thinking about tape just as a backup solution, and instead think differently about storage of unstructured file content,” said Eric Bassier, Senior Director, Product Management, Quantum. “With new tape innovations like Linear Tape File System (LTFS), storing files on tape is easier than ever, and can be as easy as drag and drop.”

Add a Tape Archive Tier

Just as companies found it relatively easy to add a Tier 0 for flash, it is also fairly straightforward to add a lower tape tier as an archive for the bulk of data.

By adding a tape archive, organizations can maintain their existing storage architecture as is and ease its burden by offloading data that is no longer heavily accessed onto a tape archive. By doing so, they can avoid the heavier price tags typically associated with adding yet another high end disk array.

Evaluate Tape Vendors Against Ease of Use

Some tape systems are relatively easy to implement while others can be a little complex – or at least foreign to those more used to flash and disk. So a smart approach is to include ease of use as a priority criterion when deciding which tape product to implement. Vendors such as Crossroads are coming out with tape technology that is said to be as simple as disk to install and operate, and makes it fast to retrieve from the archive.

Use Tape for Large Files

Current video and high-res images should be stored on disk as they are being accessed and worked on daily. But as soon as they are completed, they need to be moved off high-end production systems.

Tape for Really Big Data

There is big data and then there is Big Data.

presently you can store more than 300 Blu-ray quality movies on one LTO-6 2.5 TB cartridge, in the future, an LTO-10 cartridge will hold over 14,400 Blu-ray movies.

Use Tape to Lower Storage Costs

There is no question that a LTFS-based ‘Tape as NAS  will cost significantly less than a disk only solution over a 10-year period.

To learn more about Cost-Effective Storage for Long-Term Data Preservation call Sunstar Company at (800) 663-5523

Can we really afford to keep all our data on spinning disk? Offload data from primary storage, consider the Dternity Archive from Fujifim.

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Dternity is Fujifilm’s data protection and archival solution for organizations seeking to preserve and protect their critical data. Combining cost-effective data tape with seamless onsite and online content protection, Dternity’s holistic approach to archiving is easy to use, reliable and scalable for future data growth.

Dternity, combining innovative tape media, onsite network storage appliances, and online vaulting to streamline and simplify the data archive process, is comprised of the following:

Dternity Archive Media

Based on Fujifilm’s NANOCUBIC technology that incorporates Barium Ferrite (BaFe) particles to offer superior performance and longer archival life compared to conventional metal particle (MP) tape.  Dternity Archive Media is used to enable seamless movement of content between the Dternity NAS and the Dternity Media Cloud.

Dternity NAS

On-site network attached storage (NAS) appliance built to provide online data access, low-cost scalability and data protection for unstructured, fixed content. Using linear tape file system (LTFS) tape technology, Dternity NAS delivers the performance of disk with the economics of tape in one simple and massively scalable solution.

Dternity Media Cloud

Complete online storage solution for the preservation and protection of digital data archives. Features include multiple connection methods, fully customizable SLAs, regulatory-compliant security, auto-migration, and archive verification.

Available from Sunstar Company: (310) 330-2900

 To Lean More – Contact Sunstar Company, Inc  sales at (310) 330-2900

Oracle Corp

Oracle has released the StorageTek T10000D enterprise tape drive with 8.5 TB of native capacity and a data transfer rate of 252 MB/s. It is backward read compatible for the three previous generations of this product.

It has 54 percent more capacity per cartridge compared to the previous generation. The company touts it as the first tape drive with support for both 16 Gb/s Fibre Channel (FC) and 10 Gb/s Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). Users can drag-and-drop multiple tape volumes onto a single StorageTek T10000D cartridge.

“Oracle’s new StorageTek T10000D tape drive is the fastest and highest capacity drive available,” said James Cates, Vice President, Hardware Development, Oracle. “Customers can use it to accelerate massive consolidation of long-term archives, improve data center efficiency, and lower TCO.”

IBM

IBM has released the TS1150 enterprise drive with a native data rate of 360 MB/sec, up about 50% from the previous version (TS1140). It has a capacity of 10 TB per cartridge.

The company has also been busy with the release of LTFS LE version 2.1.4 (Linear Tape File System) which now supports non-IBM tape libraries. And IBM has been working with Quantum and HP on the future of tape with a roadmap they plan to extend to Linear Tape Open (LTO) generations 9, 10 and beyond.

The guidelines these companies have come up with plan to achieve compressed capacities of 62.5 TB for LTO-9 and 120 TB for generation LTO-10. They also plan to push the envelope with compressed transfer rates reaching as high as 2,750 MB/second for LTO-10.

HP

HP has released StoreOpen Automation to simplify the process of using Linear Tape File System (LTFS). LTFS makes tape file-based and easier to use. In addition, it lets users use standard file operations on tape media for actions such as accessing, managing and sharing files. This is done using an interface that behaves similarly to a hard disk. The latest release extends its support to Windows. Previously it was available for Mac and Linux.  This extends LTFS functionality by presenting a tape library and its cartridges as a collection of folders.

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Fujifilm may not be the first name on anyone’s lips when they think of storage media. Yet the company had made over 100 million Linear Tape Open (LTO) Ultrium data cartridges (53 exabytes) since they were released at the turn of the millennium.

Fujifilm also demonstrated data density levels of 85.9 Gb/in2 on linear magnetic tape using Fujifilm’s NanoCubic and Barium Ferrite particle technologies. This is part of the overall tape roadmap to continue to make it possible to product bigger and bigger LTO cartridges.

“This equates to a standard LTO cartridge capable of storing 154 terabytes of uncompressed data,” said Peter Faulhaber, President of FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A. “Together with IBM, we have been able to create the basis for extraordinary data density on tape that is fast, cost effective and energy efficient.”

Crossroads 

Crossroads partners with FujiFilm to provide the StrongBox, which has the aim of making tape as simple to use as disk. StrongBox is said to provide the economics of tape with speed and simplicity of disk.

“We call this Capacity Defined Storage, using the right amount of disk/SSD with the right amount of tape,” said David Cerf, Executive Vice President of Strategy & Business Development, Crossroads. “StrongBox has user defined policies to intelligently deliver capacity optimized storage for unstructured data to ensure optimized performance at the lowest cost per gigabyte.

Quantum

Quantum has introduced StorNext PRO Production. It delivers production, review, archive and LTFS sharing in one system, and is said to offer high capacity and performance.

“This solution integrates Quantum tape technology as part of customer workflows for video content production and archiving,” said Eric Bassier, Senior Director, Product Management, Quantum. “This is a great example of a market where the use of tape is not declining – in fact it is growing.”

Sunstar Company’s Web Site Has Been Refreshed!

Today we added additional content for our customers that have a need for additional hardware and or software that traditionally would be purchased at a higher cost.

PURCHASE ONLINE

Sometimes there is no need to engage with your Sunstar representative when you know exactly what you want and your cost is displayed immediately.

Simply, find what you need, add the item(s) to the shopping cart and in no time you will receive an email stating that your purchase order has shipped!

This go-to source for our customers should save time and certainly dollars for all our clients.

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StorageTek LTO Tape Drives

The LTO3 Tape Drive  (aka Ultrium4) is available in both the full height and half height form factor.

Standalone, Table Top and Library Drives

Available from Sunstar Company, Inc, – Reconditioned with warranty and we have New units in inventory.

We Repair Your Non Working Drives, with Warranty  – Fast Turnaround

Please contact us here at Sunstar Company, online or call (800) 663-5523

Native Capacity 800GB

Connectivity Options: Fibre, SAS and iSCSI

Manufacturers: IBM, HP, Quantum and Tandberg

Media

For Sale: New and used media available.

For Purchase: We purchase used and unused media

StorageTek LTO Tape Drives

The LTO4 Tape Drive  (aka Ultrium4) is available in both the full height and half height form factor.

Available from Sunstar Company, Inc, – Reconditioned with warranty and we have New units in inventory.

We Repair Your Non Working Drives, with Warranty  – Fast Turnaround

Please contact us here at Sunstar Company, online or call (800) 663-5523

Native Capacity 800GB

Connectivity Options: Fibre, SAS and iSCSI

Manufacturers: IBM, HP, Quantum and Tandberg

Media

For Sale: New and used media available.

For Purchase: We purchase used and unused media

The LTO5 Tape Drive  (aka Ultrium5) is available in both the full height and half height form factor.

StorageTek LTO Tape Drives   Please call us at (800) 663-5523 for a quote.

Native Capacity 800GB

Connectivity Options: Fibre, SAS and iSCSI

Manufacturers: IBM, HP, Quantum and Tandberg

Available from Sunstar Company, Inc, – Reconditioned with warranty and on occasion we have New units in inventory.

Media

For Sale: New and used media available.

For Purchase: We purchase used and unused media

LTO5 Tape Drives

LTO6 Tape Drives 

Sunstar Company Repairs All Tape Drives.

Please call us at (800) 663-5523 or  contact us online for a quote

We repair all All repairs carry a minimum of 180 day warranty. (Warranty can be extended to 12 months). Our Factory Trained Technicians repair Standalone and Library Drives. It is important to note that all drives are tested and shipped with warranty. The standard turn around time is usually 3 to 5 business days on most repairs, however this can be expedited should you wish. (We offer expedited service, the following business day with a priority shipping service.

Yes it is true, we repair tape libraries and autloaders, all formats with a 100% Satisfaction guarantee. Advanced Exchange is an option, assuming that we have the exact match drive in our inventory.

I think it is fair to say that we do have a focus, certainly the most common drives in the market. We support all manufacturers

LTO Tape Drives: Standalone and Library Drives

  • LTO – LTO6, LTO5, LTO4, LTO3, LTO2

IBM Enterprise Drives

  • 3592: 3592-E05, 3592 E06, 3592-E07
  • TS1120, TS1130, TS1140

StorageTek Drives:

  • T10000, T9940, T9840

Older Legacy Drives

  • 3590, 3490e, 3490, 3480, 9 Track .

For additional Information and a Quote, please do call (800) 663-5523

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Offered in shrink-wrapped packages based on an integrated, scalable architecture, the Unitrends Appliances offer flexible deployment options and No Limits Licensing™, giving you maximum protection at the industry’s lowest TCO.

Supporting 100+ versions of computers, storage devices, operating systems, hypervisors and applications, work alone or in tandem with Unitrends Enterprise Backup virtual appliances, and can extend from on-premise to second site or cloud environments.

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BACKUP, ARCHIVING, INSTANT RECOVERY & DISASTER RECOVERY

All-in-One Backup Appliance:  

Purpose-built physical backup appliances for enterprise-class virtual, deep virtual, physical protection, and unified computer protection.

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Ensuring continuity is an important consideration for maintaining a healthy and prosperous business. If recovery is ever required by your organization, you would  expect a simple, fast, and ultra-reliable data disaster recovery solutions. more

The process, policies and procedures that are related to preparing for recovery or continuation of technology infrastructure which are vital to an organization after a natural or human-induced disaster.  Disaster recovery focuses on the IT or technology systems that support business functions, as opposed to business continuity, which involves planning for keeping all aspects of a business functioning in the midst of disruptive events.

Prior to selecting a disaster recovery strategy, a disaster recovery planner first refers to their organization’s business continuity plan which should indicate the key metrics of recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO) for various business processes. 

  • Unitrends Recovery Appliance : BareMetal data protection: BareMetal is a technology designed to dramatically decrease the time and effort required to restore a computer to its original state in the event of a system failure.  BareMetal protects not only the typical files and data of the user but also the operating system and applications.
  • Nexsan Assureon: Two copies of all files, along with their fingerprints, are stored on separate RAID disk sets. Two Assureon systems can be replicated to each other to protect against a site failure. Files are continually verified against their fingerprint, automatically repaired by their copies, and safeguarded by RAID disk arrays to ensure the utmost file protection and integrity. Native active/active replication protects against site disasters with automatic failover, while delivering increased performance over active/passive systems.
  • Nimble Storage systems can efficiently replicate volumes to another array at a recovery site by transferring changed blocks of compressed snapshot data without additional hardware or software licenses. This means disaster recovery is fast, affordable, and easy to manage. Nimble Storage InfoSight not only helps you make sure that replication is operating as expected across sites, but also helps you plan for replication bandwidth as well.
  • Nexsan NST series, there is no performance penalty for taking snapshots. Up to 2048 snapshots are supported. Storage does not need to be reserved to hold snapshot data. The management GUI makes it easy to setup and manage snapshot creation and deletion schedules. Snapshots are mountable for testing or other purposes. Granularity is per pool, per share, or LUN.
  • Spectra Logic : Spectra Logic’s large-scale, long-term storage and archive solutions utilizing automated tape libraries and disk systems will protect your data efficiently and securely.

In many cases, an organization may elect to use an outsourced disaster recovery provider to provide a stand-by site and systems rather than using their own remote facilities, increasingly via cloud computing.

  • Some of the most common strategies for data protection include:
  • backups made to tape and sent off-site at regular intervals
  • backups made to disk on-site and automatically copied to off-site disk, or made directly to off-site disk
  • replication of data to an off-site location, which overcomes the need to restore the data (only the systems then need to be restored or synchronized), often making use of storage area network (SAN) technology
  • Hybrid Cloud solutions that replicate both on-site and to off-site data centers. These solutions provide the ability to instantly fail-over to local on-site hardware, but in the event of a physical disaster, servers can be brought up in the cloud data centers as well. 
  • the use of high availability systems which keep both the data and system replicated off-site, enabling continuous access to systems and data, even after a disaster 

To learn more about the different Disaster Recovery Solutions are available to you, please contact sales @ Sunstar Company, Inc. (800) 663-5523

LTFS (Linear Tape File System) is a file system specification that allows Linear Tape-Open (LTO) storage technology to be indexed.

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  • Easy and fast access to large files: 2.5 TB native capacity for a single LTO-6 tape
  • Drag and drop functionality
  • Appears as storage device to operating system
  • Enables standard applications to write and read to LTFS formatted tapes
  • Non-proprietary format provides investment protection for archive/long term storage

LTFS partitions LTO-5 or LTO-6 tapes into two segments called partitions. Partition 0 holds directory structures and pointers that let the tape drive quickly seek specific data from the tape; the data itself is stored in Partition 1. Applying a file system to a tape allows users to organize and search the contents of tape as they would on hard disk, improving access time for data stored on tape. LTFS makes it possible to drag and drop files to tape in the same way that files might be dragged and dropped to disk.

After a cartridge is loaded, the drive quickly reads the index and metadata partition on the tape without having to scan the entire tape. This allows for faster and more efficient access to the data stored on the tape.

 
Users can download software that enables the operating system to recognize LTFS.
 
Utilize the StrongBox from Crossroads, a network attached storage (NAS) appliance that is purpose-built to lower the costs of long-term storage and protection for unstructured, fixed content that works with tape libraries utilizing LTFS drives.
To learn more about LTFS, Contact sales at Sunstarco.com or call 310.330.2900; 800.663.5523

 

Sunstar Company has new and many reconditioned LTO4 drives ready to ship.

Manufacturers supported:

  • IBM. HP, Oracle StorageTek, Quantum and Tandberg

Drives for your existing tape library.(tray can be included)

Drives for your server

Stand alone / external drives

All drives ship with warranty, upon installation some of the larger companies will include the recently purchased drive with the existing warranty. 

Please call us at 800.663.5223 for pricing

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If your company’s IT needs have outgrown your current data storage systems, ISC can help you upgrade your equipment. We can also assist you in reconfiguring and re-deploying your old data storage equipment to be used in another company area or location if you’re not ready to decommission it just yet.

We can also assist with simple data storage equipment software, firmware and patch upgrades and installation. In this case, you must acquire the actual firmware and patches directly with the manufacturer or their authorized commercial channels.

Contact us for more information about our data storage equipment reconditioning, call 800.663.5523D.

Nexsan E48

The Nexsan E48VT SAN storage solutions deliver efficiency and ease-of-use to help mid-market organizations add more capacity while lowering overall power, space and cost requirements. Innovative ease-of-use functionality makes deploying and managing storage as simple as possible for the resource constrained IT administrator.

The E48VT delivers density and power efficiency for the smallest storage footprint by consuming less than one third the power in one third the rack space as typical storage arrays. 

The Nexsan E-Series V is an ultra-reliable, high-density, high performance, efficient storage array that enables lower storage costs, maximum storage uptime, and data storage ROI boosts for your organization. E-Series V systems consume less than one-third of the power in one-third of the rack space of typical arrays, with up to 360 terabytes of capacity in just 4U and now offers 400% more memory and 50% increased CPU speed over the E-SeriesTM.

The  E48VT (288 TB in 4U) can be easily expanded with additional capacity by adding E48XV

Drives: SSD, SAS and NL-SAS

E-Series V Key Benefits

  • Reliability – features Anti-Vibration Design and Cool Drive TechnologyTM.
  • Availability – uses Active Drawer TechnologyTM and redundant hot swappable active components.
  • Density – 48 drives in 4U., 96 drives in 8U and 144 drives in 12U
  • High Performance – utilizes Imation’s latest multi RAID engine controller technology.
  • Energy Efficient – delivers up to 87% reduction in power while lowering your cooling needs through the use of AutoMAID®.
  • Flexible Connectivity – connects via SAS, Fibre Channel or iSCSI.
  • Easy to Manage – remotely manage one or many systems within a single, intuitive GUI.

To learn more about Nexsan and their offerings (SAN, NAS, Unified, Cloud and archive) and solutions, please contact us:

Online or (800) 663-5523 

IBM Enterprise drives are now available as stand-alone drives.

TS1140   – 3592-E07  tape drive available in a standalone desktop enclosure with display or a dual rackmount enclosure with display/s

TS1130   – 3592-E06  tape drive available in a standalone desktop enclosure with display or a dual rackmount enclosure with display/s

TS1120   – 3592-E05  tape drive available in a standalone desktop enclosure with display or a dual rackmount enclosure with display/s

3592-J1A  tape drive available in a standalone desktop enclosure with display or a dual rackmount enclosure with display/s

3592 E05 in Stand Alone Tabletop Enclosure   3592 E05 in Stand Alone Tabletop Enclosure (Rear View) 3592 EO5 in Dual Rackmount3592 EO5 in Dual Rackmount (Rear View)

To learn more, contact sales at Sunstar Co. or call 800.663.5523

As archives grow, storage performance must keep pace so that valuable files are accessible at all times.

The exponential growth of digital imaging is driving up demand for storage capacity:

  • High definition (HD) cameras produce denser images
  • Data retention polices require longer term storage of images and video
  • Data replication multiplies images as business seek to protect valuable archives. 

The following solutions are available from Sunstar Company, Inc.

Contact us online or call (800) 663-5523

Archive Solutions     SAN Storage     NAS Storage      Unified Storage

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Video production and distribution is evolving at a faster pace than ever before.

Post-production activities require massive amounts of storage. Editors cut and coordinate raw content from multiple feeds.

Staying on top is all about asset management and the ability to scale storage on the fly.

To learn more about the storage offerings available to you please contact sales at Sunstar Company, Inc.

Online or (800) 663-5523 

The IBM System Storage TS1040 is an IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive that combines IBM tape reliability and performance at open systems prices. The new Ultrium 4 Tape Drive:

  • Increases maximum data transfer rate, providing to up to 120 MB/sec native as compared to LTO Ultrium 3

  • Provides up to 800 GB native physical capacity per cartridge (1,600 GB with 2:1 compression) with Ultrium 4 800 GB cartridge

  • Includes a 4-Gbps Fibre Channel interface attachment

  • Supports encryption capabilities designed to work with the IBM Encryption Key Manager Component

  • Adheres to LTO specifications

  • Mounts in TS3500 Tape Library Model L53 or D53, and in 3584 Tape Library Model L52, L32, D52, or D32

The IBM System Storage™ TS1040 (machine type 3588, Model F4A) is designed to be installed in an IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library (machine type 3584) to offer high capacity and performance for the midrange open systems environment. This model incorporates the new Linear Tape-Open (LTO) IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drive, with enhanced maximum tape drive throughput over the IBM LTO generation 3 Tape Drive (Ultrium 3). It has a native data transfer of up to 120 MB/sec. In addition, with the use of the IBM LTO Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridge, the TS1040 doubles the maximum tape cartridge capacity providing up to 800 GB native physical capacity (1,600 GB with 2:1 compression), as compared to the IBM Ultrium 3 Tape Drives and cartridges. IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 3 Data Cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 2 Data Cartridges. The TS1040 has a 4-Gbps Fibre Channel interface for connection to a wide spectrum of open system servers.

The IBM System Storage TS1040 LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive supports data encryption on the base drive with Ultrium 4 media meeting LTO consortium specifications and Application Managed Encryption. System Managed and Library Managed Encryption and associated IBM Encryption Key Manager access are available as a chargeable licensed key (feature 1604 — Transparent LTO Encryption) under the TS3500 Tape Library L-frames.

Support for the TS1040 encryption function requires a minimum level of microcode firmware that is your responsibility to load, configure, and maintain on the TS3500 Tape Library.

The TS1040 Tape Drive’s encryption capability and its subsystem integration support help provide you with a flexible tape data encryption solution that supports encryption and key management across a variety of environments, supporting a single point of control for all encryption keys, and most importantly can help customers protect tape data in a cost effective way.

The TS1040 can be installed in new or installed TS3500 Tape Library Models L53 and D53, and also in 3584 Tape Library Models L52 L32, D52, and D32.

To learn more contact us online or call 800.663.5523

StrongBox is the ultimate storage solution for unstructured data. StrongBox® is a NAS appliance that provides online, near-line & archive storage for unstructured data while simplifying data management and protection.

Combining flexible, policy-driven disk storage with Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology, StrongBox empowers users to control storage expenses without sacrificing performance or adding complexity.

StrongBox looks and behaves like any other NAS file system but delivers a cost savings.

Problems Solved

  • Data storage is too expensive and exceeds current budget
  • Fixed content is still being backed up
  • Archival data requires online file access
  • Unstructured data management is too complex
  • Disaster Recovery (DR) – second copy and/or off-site copy, compliance/regulatory requirements

Yes the StrongBox is a NAS appliance designed for unstructured data, in addition it can be used for primary storage with built-in data protection or an active archive that maximizes ROI

Online/Near-line – Data is online and available, always protected on tape, no 3rd party applications or backup required

Archive Mode –  Disk performance with the economics of tape; data is protected and always accessible

  • StrongBox’s intelligent storage management delivers performance while balancing storage costs to ensure the maximum ROI
  • Supports any external SAS/FC disk for expanded capacity
  • Supports all major library vendors (LTO 5/6 and plus IBM 1140/1150 drives)
  • Non-proprietary: tapes can be read with any LTFS-ready drive, no vendor lock-in

Available from Sunstar Company. To learn more about archiving technology, please call (310) 330-2900 or contact us online

Active Archive Is the Lifeboat

We all need to protect our data. Businesses typically have to back it up, and there are hundreds of backup solutions out there. Why then, do so many storage administrators say that managing backup data is their biggest challenge? As data continues to grow, content is lodged in backup cycles, increasing backup windows and spurring the need for more storage and data protection investments. A significant percentage of enterprise data likely won’t be accessed again after it is first created.   

The solution? An active archive with built-in data protection, offload data from primary storage and reduce backup!

Facts:

  1. Backup – Copies of current, changing data saved in case of emergency
  2. Archive – Copies of fixed content stored for long-term retention or compliance
  3. Active Archive – Seamless tiered storage which gives access to data across a virtualized file system and migrates data between multiple storage systems and media types as appropriate

Backup and archive are not synonymous, but active archiving can have a huge impact on your backup, leaving a much smaller amount of data that requires routine backups.

There is not magic formula for reducing data center costs; it takes a strategic implementation of the right tools with continual optimization of the infrastructure. By moving infrequently accessed data into a protected archive, users can reduce the volume of data stored on expensive primary storage, thus reducing the amount of data that has to be protected during full backup windows.

Many active archives are constructed with hybrid storage technologies, such as flash, disk and tape.  While disk or flash provides the “active” data access, tape delivers low-cost, ultra-scalable storage. LTO tape is one of the most reliable storage mediums available, lasting 6 times longer than typical disk life spans. With an active archive, you could essentially have data stored on disk for fast access, while a copy always remains on a protected tape layer. Additional system policies or features like hash coding, media integrity checks and restricted access all bolster tape-enabled archiving’s appeal for data protection and longevity.

Additionally, storing files in an active archive can dramatically improve recovery times. Unlike offline backups, active archive data is available all the time. With client-level connectivity, there is no need for a storage administrator to manually retrieve offline data or recall physical media from offsite.

Plain and simple: Stop backing up fixed content. Store and protect it in an active archive instead.

While every data center has different needs, we can all agree that shorter, simpler backups would cause even the most organized IT director to breathe a little easier. Watch your total costs for data storage and protection decrease as your environment operates without the latencies and complexities of overburdened backups.

Available from Sunstar Company. To learn more about backup and archiving technologies, please call (310) 330-2900 or contact us online 

StrongBox from Crossroads:

StrongBox is a network attached storage (NAS) appliance that is purpose-built to lower the costs of long-term storage and protection for unstructured, fixed content..

Data is exploding across the digital universe faster than ever before. While new information may need to be preserved for 2 or 20 years, data always needs to be accessible and accurate.

StrongBox solves data storage and protection challenges at a low cost while keeping your files fully accessible and simplifying long-term preservation.

Access data online, all the time

When you need access to your data, you don’t want to wait. StrongBox provides an always online file system that supports multiple, simultaneous requests.

Data is never offline and users have a persistent view of all files in the archive, improving efficiency and maximizing the IT investment.

Access is as simple as point and click from a standard file system.

With unique performance tuning, you can customize data availability to meet specific business needs.

StrongBox Key Benefits:

  • Reduces TCO and controls storage costs
  • Provides an always-online file system as an easy-to-use NAS solution
  • Ensures the long-term protection of business-critical data
  • Delivers tunable performance for data accessibility
  • Closes the gap between data growth and budget availability

By pairing a flexible, policy-driven disk cache with Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology, StrongBox empowers you to control storage costs without sacrificing data availability.

The StrongBox® DataManager is a complementary software enhancement to the StrongBox archive appliance that provides transparent file movement (migration or copying) from primary storage systems, such as NetApp, Linux, Windows, Novell, and other CIFS/NFS file servers, into the StrongBox archive.

Grow your archive with low-cost scalability

Data grows exponentially – budgets don’t. With StrongBox and LTO/LTFS storage, you can scale storage as needed, without significant budget increases.

Simplify storage infrastructure with an easy-to-use solution

Unlike complex storage systems that require hours of configuration and training, StrongBox is a plug-and-play appliance that is simple to deploy. Seamlessly connecting to the network via GbE or 10GbE, StrongBox presents stored data just like a standard network share.

Available from Sunstar Company. To learn more about archiving technology, please call (310) 330-2900 or contact us online 

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Oracle’s StorageTek T10000C enterprise tape drive blends the highest capacity, performance, reliability, and data security to support demanding, 24/7 data center operations. The eco-efficient StorageTek T10000C tape drive also
ensures the lowest total cost of ownership, and proven reliability with ongoing compatibility with StorageTek enterprise libraries as well as third-party hardware and software.

T10000C

Support the Most Demanding Data Center Operations
The StorageTek T10000C tape drive delivers superior value and performance for any data  storage and retrieval:
 Lowest total cost of ownership. Fewer drives, libraries and media do the same job with T10000C’s highest capacity and fastest throughput
 Unprecedented performance. StorageTek Accelerator features maximize data center efficiency
 Best in class data availability. Enterprise design and data integrity validation ensure reliable access to data
 Simplified management. A host of new data management tools, and compatibility with Oracle enterprise tape products make it simple to manage extreme amounts of data
 Protect your data and your business. Choose encryption and WORM technology—to meet evolving requirements for data security and compliance

Backup windows will shrink with 240 megabytes per second full file throughput, twice as fast as the previous generation tape drive, while StorageTek tape accelerator features maximize tape performance.
Starts and stops are unavoidable in an enterprise data center, but can be minimized with the StorageTek T10000C. Starts, stops and back-hitching are nearly eliminated with a 2 gigabyte buffer to maximize streaming, StorageTek File Sync Accelerator to write small blocks more efficiently and StorageTek Tape Application Accelerator to buffer tape marks.
The StorageTek Search Accelerator improves HSM audit times 400% over other similar search technologies. Increased speed means shorter backup windows and fewer drives to do the work.

When writing large volumes of data to tape, be sure that the file transferred correctly, the first time. StorageTek Data Integrity Validation reads CRC checksum files (based on the T10 ANSI standard) to verify that data was not corrupted en-route to the tape drive.The StorageTek T10000C tape drive is engineered to support demanding 24/7 high-duty cycle operations. The StorageTek SafeGuide tape path, which is the tape guiding system of the StorageTek T10000C tape drive, provides long-term data and drive reliability:
 The buckler mechanism securely attaches the cartridge leader to the drive leader
 The long tape path guides the media more accurately and reduces tape tension, which also reduces stress on the drive and media
 The tape guides contact only the backside of the media.

New data management tools facilitate the management of 5 terabytes of data on a single cartridge. With StorageTek Tape Tiering Accelerator and StorageTek In-Drive Reclaim Accelerator, tape is partitioned into more manageable segments. This facilitates faster data recall and the most efficient use of tape space.

Choose one or both—encryption and WORM technology—to meet evolving requirements for data security and compliance.
The StorageTek T10000C tape drive has built-in encryption that works in conjunction with Oracle Key Manager, an appliance that provides a simple, centralized, scalable solution for managing the keys used to encrypt and decrypt data written by the StorageTek T10000C tape drive. The encryption capability is the same proven technology that is used in the previous generation StorageTek T10000A and StorageTek T10000B tape drives, StorageTek LTO-5 tape drives, and the StorageTek T9840D tape drive. Use encryption to ensure that only the right people have access to the data, and avoid potential legal and financial problems caused by loss or theft of unencrypted data. StorageTek VolSafe secure media technology for the StorageTek T10000C tape drive helps you meet stringent electronic storage regulatory and legal requirements with WORM capability. Store data securely on non-erasable, non-rewritable tape and recall data quickly when you need it.

When you want to organize and optimize media to reduce downtime, risk, and maintenance, turn to Oracle for expert assistance. Media conversion services help you move data in optical, tape, and disk formats to new or different technology that offers higher capacity, lower cost, and lower risk. For example, it may be time to convert WORM optical to WORM VolSafe tape. And when optimizing data center facilities, tape relocation services expedite data center relocation and rack relocation activities.

Basic Specifications

Capacity – 5TB (1TB sport cartridge)
Native capacity (uncompressed) – Up to 5.5TB with StorageTek Maximum Capacity
Performance – (uncompressed) 252 MB/sec
Native sustained data rate – (uncompressed) 240 MB/sec (includes wrap turnarounds)

For use in SL8500 and L3000, we will provide the appropriate tray

We repair all Oracle tape drives, including T10000 models

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To learn more about StorageTek Enterprise offerings, please contact sales at Sunstarco.com or call 310.330.2900

We have heard it before, tape is dead and that the next generation of disk drives will eliminate the need for tape. The explosion of data re-assures all of us that we must rely on tape. The good news, tape technology has improved significantly, the tape drive of yester year is not at all like the tape drive today.

Tape is expected to continue to have a role in archival storage and back-up for many years. This opinion is held by many industry analysts and supported through continued investments by major manufacturers.

Information Technology managers understand that tape is a cost effective method for archive and off-site backup requirements, both in terms of price per gigabyte of storage and power consumption. Tape is an important part of their overall storage strategy, working in cooperation with hard disk systems. But IT managers can find it difficult to get quality service for their installed tape devices as computer suppliers and systems integrators move too quickly towards hard disk storage.

We at Sunstar provide direct support for some of the largest manufacturers of the technology and take pride in our expertise. 

Tape drive repair by format: 
  • LTO, LTO2, LTO3, LTO4. LTO5 and LTO6  (Full height & ½ height drives, standalone or for library, all manufacturers)
  • StorageTek T10000, T9940 and T9840
  • IBM Enterprise Drives, 3592, T1120, T1130 and T1140
  • IBM 3590
  • 3480, 3490 and 3490E
  • DLT and SDLT 
  • Sony AIT and SAIT 
  • 9 Track, 18 track and 36 Track
  • 4mm and 8MM
Tape Drive Repair By Manufacturer:
  • IBM
  • HP
  • StorageTek (all)
  • SpectraLogic
  • ADIC
  • Quantum
  • Exabyte
  • Dell
  • Tandberg Data
  • Sony
  • Sun
  • Oracle

Contact us (800) 663-5523 or online to make the appropriate arrangements

Sunstar Company, Inc. partners with the best hardware and software vendors in the industry. Our extensive experience means we can identify and assess products as they come onto the market, and select the leading technologies for integration onto existing or upgraded storage solutions.

We constantly review new products to provide our customers with the best price performance solutions available. And because our solutions are designed to be vendor-independent, you can be sure you are getting the optimal data management solution for your organisation.

We have broad experience in delivering storage and data management solutions across all the leading technology types including:

We have solutions that are scaleable and felxible ensuring that there is no under utilised or wasted disk resource or disk pools. Our solution set is also flexible enough to deliver value from the small to medium enterprise through to some of the largest enterprise organisations throughout Europe.

As a technically focused company, we continuously review the storage industry, selecting the best of breed partners on technology (rather than just market position alone). To that end we are able to offer a wide range of technologies from disk (SSD, SAS, NL-SAS & SATA) through to innovative functionality such as Quality of Service and storage tiering.

To learn more about our products and solutions please contact sales at Sunstarco.com or call (800) 663-5523

Backup is usually a routine part of the operation of large businesses, the retrieval of files backed up is called restore. Backup to disk, tape, other media or cloud.

The process of copying files or databases so that they will be preserved in case of equipment failure or other catastrophe. 

  • Unitrends : Fast, reliable back up and restoration of files and folders. All Unitrends appliances use disk-to-disk technology to provide greater speed and reliability than tape-based systems.
  • SpectraLogic : Large-scale, long-term storage and archive solutions utilizing automated tape libraries and disk systems will protect your data efficiently and securely.
  • Overland Storage : Long term backup and archiving solutions; tape libraries and VTL offerings.
  • Oracle – StorageTek : Oracle’s proven StorageTek tape and library solutions help you manage complexity, control costs, and deliver on service-level agreements
  • IBM : The IBM portfolio includes tape drives and libraries that take advantage of LTF along with numerous disk solutions.
  • Duracell Cloud Storage: Unlimted backup to the cloud. Duracell cost can cost less than cloud services that offer just a fraction of our 3 in 1 cloud service.

To learn more about Backup, please contact sales at Sunstarco.com or call (800) 663-5523

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Spectra Logic develops deep storage solutions that solve the problem of long term storage for business and technology professionals dealing with exponential data growth.

Dedicated solely to storage innovation for more than 35 years, Spectra Logic’s uncompromising product and customer focus is proven by the largest information users in multiple vertical markets globally.

Spectra enables affordable, multi-decade data storage and access by creating new methods of managing information in all forms of deep storage — including archive, backup, cold storage, cloud and private cloud.

Spectra T-Finity Tape Library

Spectra® T-Finity’s modern design provides a tape archive and backup solution to fully meet the needs of the Enterprise IT, federal government, high performance computing, and media and entertainment markets, offering industry-leading scalability with the speed necessary to meet the requirements of the most data-intensive environments in the world.

T-Finity’s advantages reach far beyond the necessary high performance and high capacity requirements of data-intensive storage. With unmatched features and significant CapEx and OpEx savings, T-Finity redefines what customers should expect from modern tape archive and backup solutions. The modern design saves customers up to 30% on the initial capital investment and 15-20% on annual recurring operational expenses 

Spectra T950 Tape Library

The Spectra® T950 library is designed and built to meet the stringent requirements of the enterprise for data integrity, data security and high reliability. The T950 library reduces staff involvement significantly, affordably scales in throughput and capacity, and supports multiple generations of current and future tape formats.    

For data archive, backup and recovery, this elite library leads the field in innovation—from the greatest storage density to proactive media management always protecting your data.Economical, Enterprise-Caliber Storage
The award-winning Spectra T950 library leads the field in cost-effective innovation—from the greatest storage density and feature set to integrated encryption with key management in an automated library. T950 also offers comprehensive media and hardware health monitoring inside an easy-to-use single management interface, giving you a simple and secure solution that eliminates the element of surprise.

T-Series Mid-Range Tape Libraries (T200/T380/T680)

Data growth is endless, and cost-effectively scaling storage is becoming a top priority for businesses and operations worldwide. Keeping up with unpredictable data growth is a daunting task. Organizations want to avoid making capital investments in storage that are far beyond their short-term capacity requirements, yet they must be prepared for the unexpected.   

Designed with your growth in mind, the Spectra T-Series Mid-Range libraries have been developed to preserve your initial investment in storage by providing a solution that addresses both your short-term and long-term storage needs.

Designed for Growth and Scalability
The Spectra Mid-Range libraries are engineered to preserve your initial investment in storage. Investment protection is realized by utilizing components which are interchangeable among the T200, T380, T680, T950 and T-Finity libraries, allowing you to seamlessly transfer and scale (TranScale) library components between libraries as your organization grows. Spectra’s industry-first TranScalable architecture is designed with your growth in mind and meets your future capacity, management and data protection needs.

Spectra T120 Tape Library

Designed to meet the performance backup and archive requirements of the most demanding small and medium-sized businesses, the Spectra T120 library is easy to use, manage, and maintain. Configuring and managing your T120 is quick and simple, and component redundancy ensures the highest quality of reliability.   

Highly flexible, the T120 allows you to start with the Enterprise-level features that you need now and scale from 30 slots up to 120, providing a storage capacity of 750TB of compressed data. With the ability to install up to 10 half-height LTO-6 tape drives, the T120 offers compressed data transfer rates up to 14.4 TB per hour. The T120 allows you to hit the bull’s-eye every time with this exceptionally high-performance tape storage solution.

To learn more about Spectra Logic offerings, please contact sales at Sunstarco.com or call 310.330.2900

StrongBox is a network attached storage (NAS) appliance that is purpose-built to lower the costs of long-term storage and protection for unstructured, fixed content.

By pairing a flexible, policy-driven disk cache with Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology, StrongBox empowers you to control storage costs without sacrificing data availability.

The StrongBox® DataManager is a complementary software enhancement to the StrongBox archive appliance that provides transparent file movement (migration or copying) from primary storage systems, such as NetApp, Linux, Windows, Novell, and other CIFS/NFS file servers, into the StrongBox archive.

Protect and preserve data with long-term reliability

Storage is fundamental, but ensuring that data can be retrieved is key to a successful IT infrastructure. StrongBox protects data on multiple fronts so that you can be confident that data written to the archive is recoverable in time of need.

Build a sustainable active archive

StrongBox is the turnkey solution component for active archive architectures in which your archival data remains available without high operating costs or bogging down network resources. StrongBox is energy efficient to help you meet Green IT initiatives, not to mention reduces your cost for power by up to 95 percent.

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To learn more about the StrongBoxContact sales at Sunstarco.com or call 310.330.2900

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IBM System Storage TS2350 Tape Drive Express (LTO 5)

The IBM® System Storage™ TS2350 Tape Drive Express—part of the entry-level IBM System Storage tape product family—supports these needs by leveraging the newest generation of Linear Tape-Open™ ( LTO) technology to help cost-effectively handle growing storage requirements.

IBM System Storage TS2250 Tape Drive Express (LTO 5 Half Height)

The IBM System Storage™ TS2250 Tape Drive Express—the entry-level IBM System Storage tape product family offering—is the answer to growing storage requirements. Incorporating the latest generation of the industry-leading Linear Tape-Open™ (LTO™) technology, the TS2250 Tape Drive is suited for handling backup, save and restore, and archival data storage needs with higher capacity and higher data transfer rate than previous generation. In addition, the IBM Ultrium™ 5 technology is designed to support media partitioning, and the new IBM Long Term File System technology. It also continues to support encryption of data and WORM media.

New units available.

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Oracle’s StorageTek SL8500 modular library system, the world’s first exabyte storage system, enables heterogeneous data consolidation and multi-generation media support in an ultra-dense footprint

Looking to add or replace a drive or any additional hardware for you STK SL8500?

Sunstar Company, Inc has the following tape drives in stock:

T10000A, T10000B, T10000C

 T9940B, T9940C and T9940C

LTO2, LTO3, LTO4, LTO5

Not to forget SDLT Drives

Please reach out to us:

Call 800.663.5523 or contact us online

 

 

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Tape Libraries and Autoloaders (NEO Series) available from Sunstar Company, Inc.

The Overland family of NEO Series automated tape libraries combines effortless backup and archive with the capacities and affordability needed to meet your data storage requirements.

Designed to meet the needs of small and medium sized businesses, distributed networks or global enterprises, NEO Series libraries ensure that your data is automatically safe, readily available and always there.

Overland Storage is the trusted global provider of effortless data management and data protection solutions across the data lifecycle. 

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  NEO 8000E NEO 4000E NEO 2000E NEO 400S NEO 200S NEO 100S
Best Fit For Very large, data-intensive businesses needing high-availability backup and archive of mission critical data Large businesses with high-performance, high-capacity data storage needs Mid-sized businesses with rapidly changing IT environments experiencing high data growth Mid-sized businesses with moderately growing data storage requirements Small businesses or remote locations with growing data storage requirements Budget-constrained small businesses or remote locations with moderate data storage requirements
Capacity 80TB – 1.5PB 48TB – 180TB 24TB – 90TB 38.4TB – 144TB 9.6TB – 72TB 7.2TB – 27TB
Performance 432GB/hr – 12TB/hr 432GB/hr – 4TB/hr 288GB/hr – 2TB/hr 1.2TB/hr – 4TB/hr 576GB/hr – 2TB/hr 432GB/hr – 1TB/hr
Drive Support LTO-4, LTO-5 LTO-4, LTO-5 LTO-4, LTO-5 LTO-4, LTO-5 LTO-4, LTO-5 LTO-4, LTO-5
Form Factor 43u 10u 5u 4u 2u 1u
# of tape cartridge slots 100 – 500 60 30 48 12 to 24 9
# of tape drives Up to 12 Up to 4 Up to 2 Up to 4 Up to 2 1

Overland has taken the complexity out of data management and protection, making it easy and cost-effective to manage different tiers of information over time. Companies can focus on building their business instead of worrying about data growth, data loss or data management with SnapServer®, NEO®, and REO®; product lines combined with dedicated global service and support from Overland Storage.

Whether data is being stored as primary, nearline, offline, archival or in the cloud, Overland has a product that is simple, intuitive and cost effective.

SAN Solutions       NAS Solutions      Tape Libraries & Autoloaders      Virtual Tape Library

To learn more – call us directly (800) 663-5523(800) 663-5523 or contact us online