New RLS-8500 Rack Mount
Qualstar® Corporation announced new higher capacity
models extending its RLS Rack Mount Tape Library family. The RLS-8560 and
RLS-85120 deliver the benefits and features of Qualstar’s widely regarded
RLS-Series that seamlessly integrate into rack-focused IT architectures.
Shipments will begin in the first quarter of 2011.
The new RLS-Series models use just 10U
(17.5 in, 44.5 cm) of space, delivering high storage density to customers who
have designed their IT environments to leverage industry-standard equipment
racks. The new models span native capacities from 81 - 171 terabytes and house
up to five encryption-enabled LTO 5 tape drives.
Using typical compression techniques,
RLS-8500 capacities can exceed 342 terabytes, while transferring over 5
terabytes of data per hour. A four-slot I/O port is standard in both models
allowing easy import and export of tapes for offsite data security. A second
port is optional in the RLS-85120 model. N+1 power systems are optional on both
capacity or tape drives to the new RLS-8560 model is readily accomplished in the
field. A second 60-slot storage matrix and additional tape drives are
user-installable in a few minutes. The RLS automatically discovers all added
elements, making upgrades easy to do.
The new RLS-8500 models incorporate
Q-Link, Qualstar’s web browser based remote library manager that enables
administrators to configure, upgrade, and monitor an RLS library via a company’s
intranet, or over the Internet from anywhere in the world. Q-Link extends the
capabilities of the library's comprehensive color touch screen front panel menu
“Our new RLS-8500 models deliver high density data storage for
rack mount systems users. Qualstar is the only tape library manufacturer that
backs its products with a three-year warranty, underscoring the benefits of our
Simply Reliable design philosophy. Easy expansion, a comprehensive feature set
and rugged construction means real value for customers today and flexibility to
readily meet growth needs in the future,” said William Gervais, Qualstar
President and CEO.
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