Protect, access and manage mission-critical data

Enable faster data migrations, reduce the complexity and increase the frequency of backups, and streamline governance in a secure and cost-effective way.

Why IBM tape libraries?

Typically, 80% or more of data is either never or infrequently accessed after 90 days. Tape is the optimal media for storage of this cold data, which has lower performance requirements than active data does. Relying on IBM tape drives and libraries instead of disk storage for long-term data retention makes it possible to dramatically reduce the cost of storing growing amounts of data. 

IBM offers a full range of tape libraries and autoloaders featuring high performance and capacity for entry-level, midrange and enterprise system environments.

IBM tape libraries and autoloaders

IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader

This single-drive, low-profile automated tape solution is designed for small-to-midsized tape environments. It leverages the technology of half-height Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium tape drives to help create a high-capacity tape storage solution suited for handling backup and archival data storage for Windows, Linux and other open system environments.

TS4300 Tape Library

This is a high-density, highly scalable, easy-to-manage solution designed to keep data securely stored long-term while helping to reduce the costs associated with data center space and utilities. Its modular design enables you to increase cartridge and drive capacity as needed.

IBM TS4500 Tape Library

Designed to help midsized and large enterprises respond to storage challenges. This solution provides advanced capabilities for integrated tape drive and media management, delivered within a single-pane-of-glass management console.


Tape Library Guide for Open Systems

A general introduction to the latest IBM tape and tape library technologies.

IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition

This Redbook helps you with the planning, installation, and configuration of the new IBM Spectrum® Archive for tape libraries.

IBM TS4500 R6 Tape Library Guide

This Redook publication gives you a close-up view of the new IBM TS4500 tape library.

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