The IBM® TS4500 Tape Library is designed to help midsized and large enterprises respond to cloud storage challenges. It incorporates the latest generation of industry-leading linear tape-open (LTO) and IBM enterprise class technology that will help organizations handle the growing data demands of modern tape use cases.
These challenges include high data volume growth in cloud and hybrid cloud infrastructures, increasing cost of storage footprints, the difficulty of migrating data across vendor platforms, and more.
Grow from both the right and the left side of the first L frame, as models can be placed in any active position.
Use support for entry-level, intermediate and base-capacity configurations.
Create and change logical libraries and configure any drive into any logical library.
Help increase mount performance and overall system availability with dual robotic accessors.
Access data at the file-level without the need for proprietary applications.
Provide a flexible upgrade path when you want to expand your tape storage as your needs grow.
Store up to 1.05 EB compressed data per 18-frame library and up to 39 PB compressed in 10 square foot library with 3592 cartridges.
Store up to 1.04 EB compressed data per 18-frame library and up to 39 PB compressed data in a 10 square foot library.
Monitor archived data proactively with policy-based automatic media verification.
Strengthen security and regulatory compliance with data encryption and write once read many (WORM) media.
Support any combination of LTO Ultrium 9 - 5, and IBM TS1160, TS1155, TS1150, and TS1140 tape drives.
Simplify access to data stored on tape cartridges through IBM Spectrum® Archive, featuring IBM Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology.
Support up to 45 TB of compressed data storage per cartridge (18 TB native). Use new LTO generation 9 cartridges.
Reduce your storage footprint and simplify cabling with extra rack space above the library for power distribution units, and more.
Simplify your storage environment and enable flexibility for growth and change in your data center.
We currently have 1.2 PB of data on tape, and 2.5 PB on disk. Despite retaining more data, our cost per TB is excellent, and we are now meeting our storage needs in far more cost-effective way.”
ICT Technical Storage Specialist
VU Medical Center
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Read this introduction to current IBM tape and tape library LTO technologies. It also covers techniques for library management.
Close-up view of IBM TS4500 tape library which offers higher storage density with integrated management than previous solutions.
The IBM LTO 9 tape drive delivers fast access to data, improves security and TCO for long-term data retention infrastructures with support for data encryption.
The IBM LTO Ultrium 9 data cartridge (LTO 9) provides 50% more storage capacity than previous generations for long-term data preservation and rapid, reliable access to data.
IBM Spectrum Archive gives you direct, intuitive and graphical access to data stored in IBM tape drives and libraries by incorporating the LTFS standard.
The IBM TS1150 tape drive delivers fast access to data, improved security and long-term retention—for less expense than disk solutions.