This year there have been several tape related announcements that increase your enterprise storage capacity without increasing your storage floor space. The TS4500, IBM delivers the density that today’s and tomorrow’s data growth requires—along with the cost efficiency and the manageability to grow with business data needs while preserving existing investments in IBM tape library products. Now, organizations can achieve both a low cost per terabyte (TB) and a high TB density per square foot. In fact, TS4500 can store up to 5.5 PBs of data in a single 10 square foot library frame, more than three times more capacity than the IBM TS3500 tape library.
The IBM TS1150 tape drive gives organizations an easy way to deliver fast access to data, improve security and provide long-term retention—and for less expense than disk solutions. TS1150 offers high-performance, flexible data storage with support for data encryption. This fifth-generation drive can help protect investments in tape automation by offering compatibility with existing automation. Plus, an upgrade model is available for existing IBM TS1140 tape drives. What’s more, TS1150 supports the LTFS format for direct, intuitive and graphical access to data. Up to 7 TB native capacity on an IBM 3592 JC/JY cartridge with a data transfer rate up to 700 MBps with compression.
IBM Linear Tape File System Enterprise Edition (LTFS EE) gives organizations an easy way to use cost-effective IBM tape drives and libraries within a tiered storage infrastructure. By using tape libraries instead of disks for Tier 2 and Tier 3 data storage—data that is stored for long-term retention—organizations can improve efficiency and reduce costs. In addition, LTFS EE seamlessly integrates with the scalability, manageability and performance of IBM Elastic Storage, an IBM enterprise file management platform that enables organizations to move beyond simply adding storage—to optimizing data management.
Take a look at the IBM Tape storage web page (shown in the figure below) and look at the how the higher density enterprise tape drive with the TS4500 can lower your costs by replacing your Tier 2 and Tier 3 disk storage with the scalability, manageability and performance of IBM Elastic Storage. When your space is constrained and your energy costs are growing or not able to expand using IBMs latest tape solutions with LTFS EE can solve your storage retention problems with a greener solution.