Qualstar Adds XLS-88700 to LTO-5 Enterprise Library
Up to 705 slots and 8 drives
Qualstar Corporation announced the
seventh model of its XLS Enterprise Tape Library family.
The XLS-88700 Library Resource Module (LRM) delivers the
benefits and features of Qualstar's patented Compass Architecture to users
focused on solving big-data and archive storage requirements.
will begin in the third quarter of 2012.
The XLS-88700 LRM
contains up to 705 tape storage slots and can house up to eight LTO-5 tape
drives. The new LRM stores over 1 petabyte
(native) of data and transfers more than 4.3 terabytes per hour
using just 8.5 square feet of floor space.
Typical data compression techniques can more than double both the capacity and
One or two 1,075 slot Memory Expansion Modules (MEM) can be
added to each XLS-88700, a configuration that stores 4.3 petabytes in less than
26 square feet of valuable IT floor space. The new model can be intermixed with
both new and installed XLS-820500, XLS-832700 and XLS-8161100 LRMs to deliver
precisely tailored configurations to meet a broad range of end user capacity and
LRMs and MEMs can be linked
together to build configurations exceeding 11,700 tape slots, delivering over
17.7 petabytes (native) of storage.
Leveraging patented Compass Architecture, any tape can be accessed in 21 inches
average horizontal robotics motion, yielding high reliability and lower power
consumptio. The XLS-88700 uses less than 500 watts of electricity to store and
access 4.3 petabytes of data, which is less than 1/20th the power used by a
similarly sized disk system.
All XLS Enterprise Tape Libraries are designed to accept
LTO-6 tape drives when they become available, effectively doubling the capacity
of all models. Upgrading XLS libraries to support the latest tape drives can be
accomplished by the end user.
new XLS-88700 directly addresses two significant problems shared by all large
archive storage users: floor space and operating cost. We significantly reduce
the amount of expensive IT floor space needed by maximizing storage density, and
dramatically reduce power consumption and the related air conditioning loads
that all disk-based systems incur," said Larry
Firestone, Qualstar president and CEO. "Because
our systems are flexible and easy to expand, XLS Enterprise Tape Libraries
deliver real value to customers needing enterprise reliability, capacity and
features without enterprise costs."
Like all XLS models, the XLS-88700
incorporates X-Link, the single-view management interface that provides tools
and information to monitor and manage library operations around the clock,
throughout the enterprise or from across the globe. Identical X-Link access is
delivered locally via the 15-inch color touch screen built into every XLS, and
remotely via an intranet connection or the Internet. Authorizations, passwords
and user group controls give administrators the security tools needed to
organize, manage and customize individual user access to up to eight independent
logical library partitions. With appropriate permissions, Qualstar Technical
Support technicians can also remotely access an XLS library via X-Link to review
event logs and run diagnostics.
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