IBM LTO Ultrium 7 Data Cartridge

What IBM LTO Ultrium 7 Data Cartridge does for your business

IBM LTO Ultrium 7 Data Cartridge offers more than double the storage capacity of previous generations for long-term data preservation that provides security as it sustains rapid, reliable access to data and helps ensure business resilience. Today’s rapid data growth compounds the need for increased storage capacity. The seventh generation of LTO Ultrium tape media delivers 6 TB native capacity and up to 15 TB of compressed capacity for significantly greater efficiency and performance. This exceptional capacity helps reduce the number of cartridges and the amount of equipment, space and labor associated with tape-based data storage.

Benefits

Ensure optimal data security

Leverage tape cartridge portability to facilitate remote, offline data storage for superior protection from natural or man-made threats that can impact online or on-site data storage.

Increase efficiency and performance

Leverage 6 TB native capacity and up to 15 TB of compressed capacity for significantly greater efficiency and performance, as well as reduced cartridge, equipment, space and labor requirements.

Enhance data access

Allow users and applications to directly retrieve files from tape rather than rely on third-party applications to enhance data access and potentially reduce software licensing costs and dependencies.

Key features of LTO-7

Tape cartridge portability

Facilitates remote, offline data storage for superior protection from natural or man-made threats. You can also reduce the risk of data loss or corruption.

IBM Spectrum Archive support

Enable data file search and retrieval using directory tree structures and drag-and-drop techniques. The solution significantly enhances data access and retrieval and potentially reduces or eliminates software licensing costs and dependencies for data retrieval from tape.

Adherence to Linear Tape-Open Ultrium 7 standard

Ensure compatibility with LTO Ultrium 7 vendors’ tape drive and automation products. The solution also reduces your data storage investment risk by using open standards-based tape technology. Also, a new initialization feature will allow you to use new LTO generation 7 cartridges as LTO-8 Type M media cartridges ready to be initialized on site to increase capacity from 6 TB to 9 TB.

Cartridge model and label options

Available in rewritable and write-once-read-many (WORM) cartridge models and with custom, as well as blank and RFID-embedded cartridge labels.