Fujifilm Offers Data Centers New High Density Tape Storage Solution

Tue May 5, 2009 9:00am EDT

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FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. today announced the availability of
its latest data center storage solution, the Fujifilm Gemtrac High
Density Tape Library by Russ Bassett which can store more tapes per
square foot than any other media storage system available. Addressing the
space constraints commonly faced by data centers, Fujifilm's Gemtrac can
reduce floor space up to 70% compared to open tape racks, boosting
productivity, increasing storage efficiency and reducing the overall
amount of storage needed by tape librarians.

    "The amount of floor space that data centers will save is dramatic," said
Daniel Greenberg, New Product Manager, Fujifilm Recording Media U.S.A.,
Inc. "One 10' wide Fujifilm Gemtrac unit can house the same amount of
tapes as one 33' row of open racks, potentially reducing the cost of
storage space, making it an ideal solution for in-house vaulting."

    Fully constructed of heavy-duty furniture grade steel, each Fujifilm
Gemtrac consists of two self contained opposing cabinets linked by
overhead tracks engineered to safely suspend heavy loads. With a small
footprint of 25ft and facing pull-out drawers, one Gemtrac unit will
store up to 4,060 LTO data cartridges stored in a case, reducing library
size which increases productivity through simplified accessibility and
minimized walking time. Furthermore, each tape is stored in its own
individual slot to ensure file integrity and to guarantee that each
cartridge is safely housed, neatly organized and protected from dust,
light and sprinkler systems. For additional security, an optional gang
lock is also available.

    In order to meet the diverse and ever changing storage needs of data
centers, Fujifilm's Gemtrac high density tape libraries also offer
flexible configuration options and can be double stacked for maximized
space and a minimized footprint.

    In 2007, Russ Bassett worked exclusively with Fujifilm to design
Fujifilm's Data Tape Carousel, which is designed to store 768 LTO data
cartridges, 768 half inch cartridges or 672 DLT cartridges. With full
swivel casters underneath, the carousel can be easily moved anywhere in
the data library quickly and safely.

    The Fujifilm Gemtrac High Density Tape Library is available now through
Fujifilm's channel of distributors. Configurations include LTO, DLT, 3592,
3590, 3480 and 9x40. Starting MSRP is $15,756. For more information on
this and Fujifilm Recording Media's complete line of data storage
accessories, visit www.fujifilmusa.com/tapestorage.

    About FUJIFILM

    FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. is the US-based manufacturing,
marketing and sales operations of professional broadcast video, data tape
recording media and microfilm products for FUJIFILM Corporation. Based on
a history of thin-film engineering and magnetic particle science such as
Fujifilm NANOCUBIC technology, Fujifilm creates breakthrough products for
partners and end users.

    Fujifilm is a leader in supplying the IT industry with advanced storage
media including LTO Ultrium and enterprise-class data tape featuring the
lowest cost per GB for mass storage applications while requiring very low
power. Fujifilm provides broadcast and data center customers and industry
partners with a wide range of unique data center accessories, value-added
services and programs. For more information on FUJIFILM Recording Media
products, customers can call 800-488-3854 or go to
www.fujifilmusa.com/tapestorage. To receive news and information direct
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    FUJIFILM Corporation (NASDAQ: FUJI) brings continuous innovation and
leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including
electronic imaging, photofinishing equipment, medical systems, life
sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products,
based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film
coating technologies. The company was among the top 15 companies around
the world granted U.S. patents in 2008, employs more than 70,000 people
worldwide and in the year ended March 31, 2008, had global revenues of
$24.7 billion. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good
corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit

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