Infotech Lead Asia: Oracle’s StorageTek LTO 6 Tape Drives with Fibre Channel connectivity for Oracle’s StorageTek SL8500 and SL3000 Tape Libraries offers several benefits to Indian enterprises.
Availability of the latest generation of LTO midrange tape drive technology; the most scalable LTO tape solution and the industry’s highest capacity enterprise tape drive, Oracle’s StorageTek T10000C are the main benefits to enterprise CIOs.
“With the introduction of StorageTek LTO 6 tape drives, Oracle continues to provide the highest levels of investment protection and flexibility for StorageTek tape customers while enabling them to reduce the overall cost of archiving data,” said James Cates, vice president, Hardware Development, Oracle. “With both LTO and StorageTek T10000C tape drives and the ability to mix-and-match, customers can process more data in less time and drive down the cost of tape operations.”
Oracle says StorageTek LTO 6 Tape Drives offer increased capacity for better storage economics with 2.5 TB native storage capacity on a single tape cartridge. Customers can process more data in less time, while driving down the cost of tape operations.
In addition, StorageTek LTO 6 Tape Drives offer excellent investment protection with backward read compatibility with Oracle’s StorageTek LTO 5 and LTO 4 drives to help preserve media investments and reduce implementation times.
For maximum flexibility Oracle StorageTek enterprise tape library customers can mix and match StorageTek LTO tape drives and StorageTek T10000 series enterprise tape drives in the same tape library.
StorageTek LTO 6 Tape Drives are compatible with Oracle’s StorageTek Linear Tape File System, Open Edition, which allows users to organize and search for data on tape as they would on disk-based NAS devices.
“The availability of higher capacity LTO 6 tape technology combined with the new LTFS specification and the increasingly demanding compliance requirements in the market is creating new opportunities and a general renaissance for tape technology in today’s data centers,” said Laura DuBois, program vice president, Storage, IDC.