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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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22 Oct 2012
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With LTFS, Tape Is Gaining Storage Ground [28124]
Chris Mellor Sees a Bright Future for Tape

"Tape lives," Chris Mellor proclaims in his article "Tape vendors thrust LTFS tool at punters" in The Register. Mellor observes that data lives in a spectrum with flash storage taking over from tape at the fast access end and disk storage gaining ground at the cold data, slow access need end.

Tape as a long-term data storage medium is far more cost-effective than disk, he contends, even deduped disk. With Linear Tape File System (LTFS), tape presents a gigantic backup and archive resource for users who require easy access to huge datasets too large for disk.
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20 Oct 2012
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Watch the Google Datacenter Street View Tour [28102]
See SL8500 Tape Libraries at Work, Providing Backup Reliability

Now you can explore a Google data center with Street View, a 1.46 minute overview that gives you an insider's glimpse at what goes on beyond those particular closed doors. You will see some Oracle solutions at work inside the walls.

The SL8500 can grow to hold 542,000,000 GB in 100,880 carts @ 5,500 GB/cart (T10000C). That's 180,667 x 3 TB disks of capacity. With 640 drives @ 252 MB/sec, the SL8500 can write 553,700 GB/hr.
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18 Oct 2012
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Oracle Storage Enables T3Media to Grow Global Video Management and Licensing Business [28090]
Extended Tape Life Provides Savings in Video Storage Cadence

T3Media, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based storage, access and licensing for enterprise-scale video libraries, has implemented Oracle’s StorageTek SL8500 modular library systems with Oracle’s StorageTek T10000C tape drives managed by Oracle’s Sun Storage Archive Manager software to manage data across two facilities. The 5 TB capacity of Oracle’s StorageTek T10000C tape drives helped the company grow its business while leveraging its existing investment in StorageTek SL8500 libraries. The longevity of StorageTek T10000 T2 data cartridges also allows T3Media to migrate data on an eight to 10 year cadence, saving time and money over the 30+ year life of their data.
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08 Aug 2012
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Getting to Know the Oracle StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library [27167]
Offers Unique Sales Opportunity to Partners

The StorageTek SL150 modular tape library, built from Oracle software and StorageTek library technology, is an entry-level, scalable tape library designed for growing small to midsized companies. The StorageTek SL150 delivers an industry-leading combination of ease of use and scalability, setting a new standard for entry tape automation. Three documents with further information on the SL150 are available to valid OPN Portal account holders. The documents are:

  • SL150 Product Overview
  • Partner Support Options with StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library Plus FAQ pdf

Oracle partners have the unique opportunity to sell this product with their own support service offerings.
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02 Aug 2012
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Oracle’s StorageTek Tape Storage Solutions Enable Deep Data Archiving at CalTech [27097]
System Planned to Scale at the Rate of 1 PB Annually

To accommodate archiving of the enormous volume of data generated by its Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Project, the California Institute of Technology has implemented Oracle’s StorageTek tape libraries and drives. The LIGO Laboratory migrated 12 years of observations (2.9 Petabytes PB) in 2011 to a system comprising Oracle’s StorageTek T10000C drives throughout. This delivered 25x the capacity and up to 8x the performance at the observatories and 5x the capacity and up to 2x the performance at the central repository, enabling annual scalability at the rate of up to 1 PB per year from the next generation Advanced LIGO experiment.
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