Why IBM tape libraries?

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, midrange and enterprise system environments.

IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader

This single-drive, low-profile automated tape solution is designed for small to midsize tape environments. The TS2900 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 Microsoft Windows, Linux and other open system environments.

IBM TS3100 Tape Library

Is well-suited for handling backup, save, restore and archival data-storage needs for small to midsize environments. With up to two tape drives and a 24-tape cartridge capacity, the TS3100 is designed to leverage Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology to help cost-effectively handle growing storage requirements.

IBM TS3200 Tape Library

Is well-suited for handling backup, save, restore and archival data-storage needs for small to midsize environments. With up to four LTO Ultrium tape drives and with 48 tape cartridge capacity, the TS3200 is designed to leverage LTO technology to help cost-effectively handle growing storage requirements.

IBM TS3310 Tape Library

For businesses challenged with rapidly growing data backup and long-term data retention needs and limited physical space for a tape library, the IBM TS3310 offers simple, rapid expansion as processing needs grow. This tape library allows you to start small, with only a single 5U high library. Over time, as your need for capacity expands, you can add additional 9U expansion modules, each of which contains space for additional cartridges, tape drives and a redundant power supply. The entire system grows vertically. Currently, available configurations include the 5U base library module and a 5U base, with up to four 9U expansion modules.

TS4300 Tape Library

IBM TS4300 Tape Library is a high-density, highly scalable, easy-to-manage solution designed to keep data securely stored long-term, while helping reduce the costs associated with data center space and utilities. Its modular design enables you to increase cartridge and drive capacity as needed—scale vertically up to seven modules with expansion for Linear Tape-Open Ultrium 7 and 6 cartridges, drives and redundant power supplies.

IBM TS4500 Tape Library

This next-generation storage solution is designed to help midsized and large enterprises respond to storage challenges. It can store up to 5.5 petabytes (PBs) of data in a single 10 square foot library, and provides advanced capabilities for integrated tape drive and media management, delivered within a single-pane-of-glass management console.