Tape storage is used for data backup in case of system failure and for archiving data for long-term storage.
The long term retention of data including the archiving of data, regulatory and legal holds are all critical to the business. Tape helps to lower carbon impact, TCO, and energy consumption of long term data retention.
Tests confirm the advantages of combining tape, flash and software-defined storage in a single low-cost solution.
Full range of tape storage capabilities including drives, autoloaders, libraries, virtual tape systems, and IBM Storage Archive software.
Simple, cost-effective tape-based data storage technology is virtually impervious to cyberattacks and is already in your data center.
Tape combines long product lifecycles with low embedded and operational carbon
footprint to support your sustainability initiatives.
Eliminate the ransomware cycle of infection and re-infection by creating a data copy
that is essentially impossible for hackers to corrupt.
IBM LTO® tape drives with air-gapped technology
Offers 18 TB maximum format capacity (native). Other format capacities (native) are 12 TB (LTO-8). Provides 400 MB/s native data rate drive performance.
Offers 18 TB maximum format capacity (native). Other format capacities (native) are 12 TB (LTO-8). Provides 350 MB/s native data rate drive performance.
IBM LTO 9 tape storage solutions are designed with more than two decades of data protection and storage innovation. With more energy-efficient storage capacity than ever before, they provide high levels of confidence that your data is safe, secure and protected against cyber threats.
IBM TS1100 tape drives, air-gap with increased capacity
Offers 20 TB (JE), 15 TB (JD) maximum format capacity (native). Other format capacities (native) are 10 TB (JD), 7 TB (JC). Provides 400 MB/s native data rate drive performance. Includes FC-16 Gb, ethernet 10Gb, or SAS 12Gb interface attachment.
Offers 50 TB (JF) maximum format capacity. Provides 400MB/s native data rate drive performance. Includes FC-16 Gb or SAS 12 GB interface attachment.
IBM tape portfolio, protect data and reduce storage costs
Preserve and protect your data with sustainable, cyber-resilient, ultra-high-density tape storage. Offers a maximum capacity of 27.8 PB uncompressed with LTO 9. The drive type is LTO FH. Maximum number of drives is 14.
Offers a maximum capacity of 417 PB with LTO 9 and 351 PB with TS1160 . The drive types are LTO and/or TS1100. Maximum number of drives is 128.
Offers a maximum capacity of 5.4 PB with LTO 9. The drive types are LTO FH and HH. Maximum number of drives is 21.
Offers a maximum capacity of 162 TB with LTO-9. The drive types are LTO HH and SAS. Maximum number of drives is 1.
Deploy 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 removable disk drives.
Superior quality tape media, designed to preserve your storage at the lowest possible cost.
Get mission-critical storage for structured and unstructured data for IBM Z with the IBM TS7770 virtual tape family.
Optimize archival costs with physical air gap protection and an intuitive management system. Get direct, graphical access to data stored in IBM tape drives and libraries.
IBM Storage Archive makes tape storage as easy as disk storage by incorporating the Linear Tape File System (LTFS) format standard for reading, writing and exchanging metadata.
Solve your media and entertainment storage challenges with IBM tape and IBM Storage Archive.
Learn how IBM tape storage delivers secure, cost-effective content storage management for digital media with our media partners.
Learn how Recommended Access Order (RAO) in LTO enhances tape performance and increases capacity to help you respond to your storage needs.
IBM Storage Expert Care offers a simplified, standardized approach to service and support for select IBM Storage systems, helping optimize system availability and reduce costs.
IBM provides support and services for IBM Storage products and solutions to help clients plan, deploy, support, optimize and refresh their IBM Storage solutions.
Discover how scalable, secure and energy-efficient tape storage can benefit your organization. Schedule a no-cost 30-minute meeting with an IBM Storage representative.