Protect, access and manage mission-critical data

Enable faster data migrations, reduce the complexity of 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 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, 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 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.

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 8, 7 and 6 cartridges, drives and redundant power supplies.

IBM TS4500 Tape Library

The TS4500 is designed to help midsized and large enterprises respond to storage challenges. It can store up to 8.76 PB of data in a single 10 square-foot library using LTO 8 cartridges or 11 PB with 3592 cartridges 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.