Oracle Announces StorageTek LTO 6 Tape Drives

Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:00am EST

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REDWOOD SHORES, CA, Jan 11 (Marketwire) -- 

    News Facts

--  Oracle today announced availability of Oracle's StorageTek LTO 6 Tape
    Drives with Fibre Channel connectivity for Oracle's StorageTek SL8500
    and SL3000 Tape Libraries.
--  With the introduction of StorageTek LTO 6 Tape Drives, Oracle now
    offers customers both the latest generation of LTO midrange tape drive
    technology and the industry's highest capacity enterprise tape drive,
    Oracle's StorageTek T10000C.
--  Additionally, with LTO 6 now supported in the StorageTek SL8500
    enterprise tape library, Oracle offers the most scalable LTO tape
    solution(1) available.
--  StorageTek LTO 6 Tape Drives offer increased capacity for better
    storage economics with 2.5 TB native storage capacity on a single tape
    cartridge. Customers can process more data in less time, while driving
    down the cost of tape operations.
--  Supported by a variety of media suppliers, StorageTek LTO 6 Tape
    Drives offer excellent investment protection with backward read
    compatibility with Oracle's StorageTek LTO 5 and LTO 4 drives to help
    preserve media investments and reduce implementation times.
--  Additionally, for maximum flexibility Oracle StorageTek enterprise
    tape library customers can mix and match StorageTek LTO tape drives
    and StorageTek T10000 series enterprise tape drives in the same tape
--  Further enhancing ease-of-use and enabling new use cases for tape
    storage, StorageTek LTO 6 Tape Drives are compatible with Oracle's
    StorageTek Linear Tape File System, Open Edition, which allows users
    to organize and search for data on tape as they would on disk-based
    NAS devices.
--  StorageTek LTO 6 Tape Drives extend Oracle's leadership in providing
    end-to-end, secure backup and archiving solutions with Oracle's
    StorageTek Tape Libraries, Oracle's StorageTek T10000C Tape Drives,
    Oracle's StorageTek Tape Analytics Software, Oracle's Sun Storage
    Archive Manager software, Oracle Secure Backup, Oracle Recovery
    Manager 11g, and Oracle's Sun ZFS Backup Appliance.


Supporting Quotes

--  "With the introduction of StorageTek LTO 6 tape drives, Oracle
    continues to provide the highest levels of investment protection and
    flexibility for StorageTek tape customers while enabling them to
    reduce the overall cost of archiving data," said James Cates, vice
    president, Hardware Development, Oracle. "With both LTO and StorageTek
    T10000C tape drives and the ability to mix-and-match, customers can
    process more data in less time and drive down the cost of tape
--  "The availability of higher capacity LTO 6 tape technology combined
    with the new LTFS specification and the increasingly demanding
    compliance requirements in the market is creating new opportunities
    and a general renaissance for tape technology in today's data
    centers," said Laura DuBois, program vice president, Storage, IDC.


Supporting Resources

--  Oracle's StorageTek LTO Tape Drives
--  Datasheet: Oracle's StorageTek LTO Tape Drives
--  Oracle's StorageTek Tape Storage
--  Oracle Hardware on Facebook, Twitter


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    (1) Solution comprises Oracle's StorageTek Automated Cartridge System
Library Software (ACSLS), the StorageTek SL8500 tape library and
StorageTek LTO6 tape drives.


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