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Tape-based data storage for powerful data protection

Tens of thousands of cyberattacks occur around the globe every day, costing businesses and private individuals trillions of dollars. The “air gap” created when tape cartridges are secured offline provides one of the most effective defenses against a wide range of cyber threats.  Re-discover the simple, inexpensive technology that is virtually impervious to cyberattacks and is already in your data center – tape drives.


Choose from a full range of tape drives with low cost of ownership

The IBM TS2280 Tape Drive uses next-generation LTO Ultrium 8 cartridges to store up to 30 TB of compressed data per cartridge – twice the capacity of previous generations – with a ten-year TCO for data retention that is 86% lower than an all-disk solution and 66% lower than an all-cloud storage solution. Discover how to reduce your storage costs, simplify data management and enhance security and compliance.

IBM TS2280 Tape Drive

IBM TS1100 Tape Drives

An easy way to deliver fast access to data, improve security and provide long-term retention at a lower cost than disk solutions. IBM tape drives are supported in IBM tape libraries as well as IBM racks that enable stand-alone installations.

IBM TS1150 Tape Drive

Provides an easy way to deliver fast access to data, improve security and provide long-term retention at a lower cost than disk solutions. This tape drive is supported in IBM tape libraries as well as IBM racks that enable stand-alone installations.

IBM TS1160 Tape Drive

High-performance, flexible data storage with support for data encryption. This sixth-generation delivers improved capacity and performance over the previous generation an can help protect investments in tape automation by offering compatibility with existing automation.

LTO® Tape Drives

The entry point for the IBM family of LTO Ultrium tape products is designed to provide greater capacity and an improved data transfer rate with the capability for data encryption and media partitioning.

IBM TS2250 Tape Drive

An IBM Linear Tape-Open (LTO) 5 external drive in a half height form factor, 6 Gbps SAS interface connection. In addition, the TS2250 can read and write LTO Ultrium 4 data cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 3 data cartridges.

IBM TS2260 Tape Drive

A Linear Tape-Open (LTO) 6 external drive in a half-height form factor, 6 Gbps SAS interface connection. In addition, the TS2260 can read and write LTO Ultrium 5 data cartridges and can read LTO Ultrium 4 data cartridges.

IBM TS2270 Tape Drive

A Linear Tape-Open (LTO) 7 external drive in a half-height form-factor, 6 Gbps SAS interface connection. In addition, TS2270 can read and write LTO Ultrium 6 data cartridges and can read LTO Ultrium 5 data cartridges.

IBM TS2280 Tape Drive

A Linear Tape-Open (LTO) 8 external drive, it incorporates a single drive mechanism in a compact external chassis to enable reliable, economical high-capacity data backups, storing as much as 30 TB per LTO Ultrium 8 cartridge. IBM TS2280 Tape Drive can read and write to LTO Ultrium 7 cartridges and interoperates with IBM Spectrum Protect and IBM Spectrum Archive for data access that appears to users in user-friendly, searchable form, much like data stored on disk or flash.

Resources

IBM Tape Storage TCO calculator

How much could you be saving? Answer the questions in the tape calculator to get a personalized estimate of your total cost of ownership.

IBM Tape Library Guide for Open Systems

Learn all about IBM tape and tape library technologies. See how IBM LTO Ultrium and Enterprise 3592 tape drives are implemented on the IBM Tape storage family.

Foster an air-gapped cyber-resilient infrastructure with IBM Tape Solutions

Eliminate the ransomware cycle of infection and re-infection by creating a data copy essentially impossible for hackers to corrupt.

Tape-based data storage for powerful data protection

Discover a simple, inexpensive technology that is virtually impervious to cyberattacks and is already in your data center – tape storage.

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