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Full range of tape storage products

Full range of tape storage products

 Including drives, autoloaders, libraries, virtual tape systems, and IBM Spectrum Archive software

Tape goes high speed

Tape goes high speed

'Flape' storage uses intelligent software-defined storage to combine the cost and performance advantages of flash, tape and SDS

More than 60 years of tape innovation

More than 60 years of tape innovation

IBM continues to push the limits of capacity and the boundaries of tape technology innovation going forward

By placing data in the right tier at the right time — in a way that’s transparent to applications — flash and tape, or FLAPE, change the economics of storage.

IBM Tape Virtualization

IBM TS7760

New - The IBM TS7760 Virtual Tape Library can help you increase business flexibility with cloud as a storage tier. Support next-generation cloud infrastructures on IBM Z servers, backed by virtualized tape storage. This mainframe virtual tape solution optimizes data protection and business continuance for IBM Z data.

 

Maximum capacity (native) 2.4 PB

Drive type: TS1100

IBM Tape Libraries: Compare models

TS4500 Tape Library

Next-generation cloud storage library

  • Maximum capacity with LTO-8 / TS1155: 263.25 PB / 278 PB
  • Drive Type(s): LTO and/or TS1100
  • Maximum number of drives: 128

TS4300 Tape Library

High-density, highly scalable and easy-to-manage

  • Maximum capacity with LTO-8: 3.2 PB
  • Drive Type(s): LTO FH & HH
  • Maximum number of drives: 21

TS2900 Tape Autoloader

Low-profile, entry-level IBM LTO tape storage

  • Maximum capacity with LTO-8: 108 TB
  • Drive Type(s): LTO HH SAS
  • Maximum number of drives: 1

IBM LTO Generations Tape Drives: Compare models

TS2280 Tape Drive

  • Maxiumum format capacity (native): 12 TB
  • Other format capacities (native): 6 TB (LTO-7), 9 TB (LTO-7 Type M)
  • Native data rate: Up to 300 MB/s

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IBM LTO® Ultrium 8 Data Cartridge

TS2270 Tape Drive

  • Maxiumum format capacity (native) : 6 TB
  • Other format capacities (native): 2.5 TB (LTO-6), 1.5 TB (LTO-5 R/O)
  • Native data rate: 300 MB/s

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IBM LTO® Ultrium 7 Data Cartridge

TS2260 Tape Drive

  • Maxiumum format capacity (native): 2.5 TB
  • Other format capacities (native): 1.5 TB (LTO-5), 800 GB (LTO-4 R/O)
  • Native data rate: 160 MB/s

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IBM LTO® Ultrium 6 Data Cartridge

IBM 7226 Multimedia Storage Enclosure

Deploy a low-profile design configuration with up to four storage devices in a 1U space in a 19-inch rack.

Enable the performance and capacity enhancements of half-high Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium, DVD-RAM or Remote DBA Experts, LLC (RDX) removable disk drives.

IBM TS1100 Generations Tape Drives: Compare models

TS1155 Tape Drive

  • Maxiumum format capacity (native): 15 TB (JD), 7TB (JC)
  • Other format capacities (native): 10 TB (JD), 4 TB (JC, R/O)
  • Native data rate: 360 MB/s

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IBM 3592 Tape Cartridge

TS1150 Tape Drive

  • Maxiumum format capacity (native): 10 TB (JD), 7 TB (JC)
  • Other format capacities (native): 4 TB (JC)
  • Native data rate: 360 MB/s


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IBM 3592 Tape Cartridge

TS1140 Tape Drive

  • Maxiumum format capacity (native): 4 TB (JC), 1.6 TB (JB)
  • Other format capacities (native): 1 TB (JB), 700 GB (JB) (All JA R/O)
  • Native data rate: 250 MB/s

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IBM 3592 Tape Cartridge

IBM Spectrum Archive

Get direct, intuitive and graphical access to data stored in IBM tape drives and libraries. IBM Spectrum Archive makes tape as easy to use as disk storage by incorporating the Linear Tape File System (LTSF) format standard for reading, writing and exchanging metadata on formatted tape cartridges.

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Performance and capacity for midrange to high-end storage with low cost of ownership

Automation/Libraries

Full range of tape libraries and autoloaders to protect, access and manage data in entry, midrange and enterprise environments.

Media

Setting the standard in storage technology for superior media quality at a lower cost.

Resources

VU University Medical Center Amsterdam

Learn how the medical center helped researchers migrate from NAS drives to a centralized storage platform based on IBM Spectrum Storage solutions.

Flash + Tape = FLAPE

Discover how to balance performance and cost, while satisfying your company's retention requirements.

IBM Spectrum Storage

Improve data management and reduce costs with IBM Spectrum sotware-defined storage, which is fully integrated with IBM Tape Storage.

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