Dortmund, Germany-- Nov. 19, 2012 -- Tandberg Data, the global supplier of data protection and archiving solutions, today announced the availability of its new LTO-6 tape drives, tape automation and media products. The new Tandberg Data LTO-6 tape solutions provide increased capacity, performance and functionality for small and medium-sized businesses looking to better manage data growth and reduce storage costs. Offering twice the cartridge capacity as the previous generation, the new Tandberg Data LTO-6 tape drive delivers up to 6.25TB of compressed cartridge capacity and speeds of up to 1.4TB per hour, simplifying data protection and archiving operations (based on a 2.5:1 compression ratio). With LTO-6, the Tandberg Data StorageLoader® is offering up to 50TB, the Tandberg Data StorageLibrary™ T24 up to 150TB and the StorageLibrary™ T40+ up to 250TB of compressed storage.
As with previous generations of LTO technology, the new LTO-6 tape products are backwards write/read compatible for one generation and backwards read compatible for two generations. All LTO-6 tape products will support 256-bit AES hardware encryption and WORM for regulatory compliance. LTO-6 tape drives will support LTFS technology with up to two partitions on a single data cartridge, allowing users to store different file types in different locations on tape to reduce access times. The Tandberg Data LTO-6 tape drive is available with a SAS or FC interface and is offered in standalone or automation configurations.
“LTO tape technology is the most cost-effective way to protect the deluge of digital data generated daily by most businesses,” said Graham Paterson, senior vice president of EMEA at Tandberg Data. “When storing data on a Tandberg Data LTO-6 tape drive or tape automation product, small and medium-sized businesses will reap significant cost benefits due to the high capacity, small footprint and low power and cooling requirements.”
LTO-6 Tape Automation Saves Time and Money
The Tandberg Data StorageLoader and StorageLibrary Series with LTO-6 allow customers to shorten backup windows, simplify storage management, advance data protection, improve compliance and significantly reduce storage costs through active archiving. The Tandberg Data StorageLoader is a compact tape autoloader offering eight slots and up to 50TB of compressed storage. The Tandberg Data StorageLibrary T24 is a compact tape library offering 12 or 24 slots and up to 150TB of compressed storage.
The Tandberg Data StorageLibrary T40+ is a scalable tape library offering 24 or 40 slots and up to 250TB of compressed storage. The StorageLibrary T40+ Pass-Thru feature allows up to five StorageLibrary T40+ units to be stacked together, increasing the number of slots from 40 to 77, 114, 151 or 188 slots. The StorageLibrary T40+ Pass-Thru feature provides customers with capacity-on-demand and performance-on-demand. Customers can add additional drives and capacity when required, allowing StorageLibrary T40+ capacity to be increased up to 1.2PB and performance up to 28.8TB per hour. Tandberg Data LTO-6 tape drives and tape automation products are fully compatible with all major operating systems and backup software.
Pricing and Availability
Tandberg Data LTO-6 HH tape drives, tape automation and media products will be available in December 2012 through Tandberg Data’s established channel of distributor and reseller partners. Tandberg Data LTO-6 tape drive pricing starts at an MSRP of $2,995; LTO-6 tape automation pricing starts at an MRSP of $4995; and LTO-6 media pricing starts at a MSRP of $110. All Tandberg Data LTO tape drives ship with a 3-year warranty and advanced replacement service. All Tandberg Data LTO tape automation products ship with a one-year next business day on-site-service warranty. Additional service upgrades and warranty extensions are available.
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About Tandberg Data
Tandberg Data is a global leader in data storage and protection solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. The company’s wide range of cost-effective storage products and services provides customers with best-in-class tape, disk, removable disk and software solutions for backup, archiving and disaster recovery. These solutions are marketed 100 percent through a global channel of qualified resellers, distributors and major server OEMs. An extensive service and support network supports all Tandberg Data products worldwide.
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