Oracle Announces StorageTek LTO 6 Tape Drives
New Midrange Tape Drives Now Available for Oracle's StorageTek SL8500
and SL3000 Tape Libraries
REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/11/13 -- Oracle (NASDAQ:
-- Oracle today announced availability of Oracle's StorageTek LTO 6 Tape
Drives with Fibre Channel connectivity for Oracle's StorageTek SL8500
and SL3000 Tape Libraries.
-- With the introduction of StorageTek LTO 6 Tape Drives, Oracle now
offers customers both the latest generation of LTO midrange tape drive
technology and the industry's highest capacity enterprise tape drive,
Oracle's StorageTek T10000C.
-- Additionally, with LTO 6 now supported in the StorageTek SL8500
enterprise tape library, Oracle offers the most scalable LTO tape
-- 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.
-- Supported by a variety of media suppliers, 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.
-- Additionally, 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
-- Further enhancing ease-of-use and enabling new use cases for tape
storage, 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
-- StorageTek LTO 6 Tape Drives extend Oracle's leadership in providing
end-to-end, secure backup and archiving solutions with Oracle's
StorageTek Tape Libraries, Oracle's StorageTek T10000C Tape Drives,
Oracle's StorageTek Tape Analytics Software, Oracle's Sun Storage
Archive Manager software, Oracle Secure Backup, Oracle Recovery
Manager 11g, and Oracle's Sun ZFS Backup Appliance.
-- "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
-- "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.
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(1) Solution comprises Oracle's StorageTek Automated Cartridge System
Library Software (ACSLS), the StorageTek SL8500 tape library and
StorageTek LTO6 tape drives.
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