Feature spotlights

Expand for growing needs

The IBM® TS3310 model L5B can be expanded with the addition of model E9U expansion units. Each model E9U contains 92 physical LTO Ultrium cartridge storage cells and space for up to four LTO Ultrium 8, 7, 6, and 5 tape drives. Additionally, the E9U has space for up to two power supply modules, one of which is redundant. At least one power supply module must be installed if a drive is present in the E9U.

Secure with encryption

The TS3310 supports either standard or WORM LTO Ultrium data cartridges and has continued support for encryption of data with LTO Ultrium 8, 7, 6 and 5 tape drives. IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager is required for encryption key management.

Plan for uncertainty

For organizations unsure of their short- or long-term tape capacity needs, the TS3310 tape library capacity-on-demand (CoD) capability allows the system to scale as needs grow. In the initially shipped configuration, an E9U has half of its storage cells enabled. The purchase of a CoD key enables the business to scale with the second half of the model E9U storage cells.

Diversify access

Building on the success of the patented IBM multipath architecture, the TS3310 can be divided into one logical library per installed tape drive. These logical libraries can be simultaneously connected to a wide variety of different servers, running different operating systems and tape applications.

Manage libraries effectively

IBM offers diverse management software solutions for the TS3310 tape library to enhance the use of multipath architecture, as well as the use of a single TS3310 Tape Library. In addition, a key path diagnostic function is also available to assist administrative users in the setup, configuration or troubleshooting of encryption-enabled libraries.

Compatibility with new IBM LTO Ultrium 8 technology

This tape library supports the latest generation of Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology, offering up to 30 TB of data storage per cartridge (12 TB native), twice the compressed capacity of the previous LTO Ultrium 7 cartridges.

More details about IBM TS3310 Tape Library

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Technical details

Software requirements

Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) enabled. Selected IBM servers and other Linux and Microsoft Windows open-system servers supported.

    Hardware requirements

    Currently, available configurations include the 5U base library module (3576 model L5B), and a 5U base library with expansion modules (3576 model L5B and four E9U models). Requirements will vary by installation.

      Technical specifications

      TS3310 (3576 model L5B and E9U expansion units): Specifications will vary by configuration and drive options. See data sheet for details.

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