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31 Jan 2013
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Over 3 Exabytes of Media for StorageTek T10000C Tape Drives Shipped [29593]
Tape Storage Is Alive and Well at Oracle

Oracle has announced the shipment of over 3 Exabytes (EB) of media for its StorageTek T10000C Tape Drives, tripling the capacity shipped a year ago. Oracle’s StorageTek Tape Analytics and the StorageTek SL-series of tape libraries, including the SL8500, SL3000, and the SL150 are also experiencing very strong demand, delivering double-digit revenue growth in Q2FY13. Oracle continues to expand its tape portfolio, introducing three new products in the last nine months: Oracle’s StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library, Oracle’s StorageTek Virtual Storage Manager 6 and Oracle’s StorageTek LTO 6 Tape Drives. Oracle continues to demonstrate leadership and growth in the tape storage market.
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24 Jan 2013
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Oracle's StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library Wins V3 2012 Technology Award [29486]
Readers Favor SL150 Over More than 300 Competitors

V3 Technology Awards 2012 named Oracle's StorageTek SL150 modular tape library as Best Business Intelligence Vendor and winning Best Business Storage, Cinzia Mascanzoni reports. The competition numbered over 300 entries from more than 100 companies. In a linked article by V3 writer Madeline Bennett, Sean Walsh, sales manager for Oracle tape storage, related Oracle's intention to appeal to the SMB market with the SL150. Walsh also cited the Hybrid Columnar Compression capability built in to ZFS NAS and Pillar Axiom SAN storage that can reduce the amount of data stored by up to 50 times.
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14 Jan 2013
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Two New Tape Drives for StorageTek SL8500 and SL3000 Tape Libraries [29279]
StorageTek LTO 6 Tape Drives Feature Fibre Channel Connectivity

Oracle has announced the availability of StorageTek LTO 6 Tape Drives with Fibre Channel connectivity for its StorageTek SL8500 and SL3000 Tape Libraries. With these drives, customers can enjoy both the latest generation of LTO midrange tape drive technology and the industry’s highest capacity enterprise tape drive, Oracle’s StorageTek T10000C. Furthermore, with LTO 6 now supported in the StorageTek SL8500 enterprise tape library, Oracle offers the most scalable LTO tape solution available. 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 library.
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20 Dec 2012
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StorageTek SL150 wins Best Business Storage at V3 Technology Awards 2012 [28987]
Oracle Is Named Best Business Intelligence Vendor

One of the winners of the V3 Technology Awards 2012 was Oracle's StorageTek SL150 modular tape library, which was named by readers as the Best Business Storage product, and Oracle itself was named Best Business Intelligence Vendor.
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10 Dec 2012
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StorageTek LTO 6 Tape Drives Now Available in StorageTek SL3000 and SL8500 Tape Libraries [28800]
Offer Higher Capacity, Better Performance, Investment Protection

StorageTek LTO 6 tape drives are now available in the StorageTek SL3000 and SL8500 modular tape libraries. This addition enables the following enhancements:

  • Higher Capacity: StorageTek LTO 6 drives have the ability to write 2.5 TB of native data to one LTO 6 cartridge, a 66% improvement over StorageTek LTO 5

  • Better Performance: StorageTek LTO 6 drive performance is 160 MB/sec (uncompressed), 14% faster than LTO 5

  • Investment Protection - StorageTek LTO 6 drives are backward read and write compatible to earlier generations for existing LTO customers
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25 Oct 2012
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Oracle Announces StorageTek Virtual Storage Manager 6 [28188]
Delivers 2x the Performance, More than 1.8x the Total Disk Capacity of Previous Generations

Oracle's StorageTek Virtual Storage Manager 6, the first and only mainframe virtual tape storage system to provide a single point of management for the entire system that leverages the security of the mainframe environment, is now available. The system delivers 2x the performance and more than 1.8x the total disk capacity of the previous generation, scaling on-demand to over 640 petabytes in a dense, energy efficient data center footprint that helps lower total cost of ownership (TCO). The impact of disk rebuilds is minimized by use of a unique triple parity RAID architecture throughout the system.
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