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13 Jan 2014
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StorageTek Linear Tape File System [34474]
Library Edition for SL150

Oracle has announced the expansion of its LTFS library support to include the StorageTek SL150 modular tape library. This announcement also introduces a new price point that is better suited for the small business and mid-range archive markets.

Customer Benefits of StorageTek LTFS-LE:

  • Lower Storage Costs - Expanded support for the only scalable entry tape library, the StorageTek SL150 modular tape library.

  • Simplified File Management - Exposes a standard file system interface that enables users drag and drop files between disk and tape.

  • Improved File Access - Transports files between workstations, data centers and 3rd parties without the need for expensive backup or archiving software.

Details on the Oracle Tape Storage page.
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03 Dec 2013
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StorageTek T10000D FICON [33906]
Combines world-record capacity and performance with three generations of proven enterprise-class reliability

Oracle announced the FICON version of its StorageTek T10000D tape drive, which combines world-record capacity and performance with three generations of proven enterprise-class reliability. This powerful combination enables mass consolidation of tape storage environments into fewer cartridges, tape drives, and libraries for significantly less total cost of ownership (TCO) than IBM TS1140 and LTO6.

Customer Benefits:

  • Reduce TCO by 40% vs. IBM TS1140 - Store 1 PB in the SL3000 for a list price of $162,354 with T10000D or $268,477 with TS1140 in IBM TS3500
  • Best Investment Protection - Media Reuse increases maximum capacity of existing T10000C-written media from 5.5 TB to 8.5 TB and reads T10000A, T10000B, & T10000C-written media
  • Highest capacity - up to 8.5 TB Native Capacity
  • Highest Data Transfer Rate - 252 MB/sec (uncompressed) or up to 800 MB/sec (compressed)

See the "Tape Solutions" page for details.
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28 Oct 2013
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Disk-pushers, get reel: Even GOOGLE relies on tape [33453]
Tape is back in the ring

Chris Mellor from The Registers writes, "Tape has spent some time on the ropes, but now it's back in the ring. After suffering five or more years of onslaught from pro-disk fanatics drunk on disk deduplication technologies, reality has struck home. Tape is cheaper than disk*. Tape is more reliable than disk and, the killer, tape's storage capacity can go on increasing for years.

In fact, IBM is currently preparing to demonstrate a near-40X improvement on LTO-6 capacity, while the rate of disk capacity increase is much slower.

Tape is the only storage medium that can confidently say it can keep up with the growing amounts transactions, images, music, plus compliance needs, social media conversations and machine-to-machine messages that are being thrown at our IT systems. Sure, store it on flash and disk when it's hot but bleed it off to tape when it's old and cold and can't be thrown away..."
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20 Sep 2013
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Storagetek T10000D Tape Drive Dive And Oracle.s StorageTek Linear Tape File System [32989]
Video and Launch Replay

Oracle's 4th generation StorageTek T10000D tape drive combines world-record capacity and performance with three generations of proven enterprise-class reliability. This powerful combination enables mass consolidation of tape storage environments into fewer cartridges, tape drives, and libraries for a total cost of ownership (TCO) less than LTO-6.

See the launch webinar from September 17. Register here.

Take a look at the new StorageTek T10000D Video here.
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12 Sep 2013
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StorageTek T10000D Tape Drive [32828]
8.5 TB of native capacity per cartridge; 252 MB/sec

Oracle has introduced the StorageTek T10000D Tape Drive, the "Industry's Fastest, Highest Capacity Tape Drive, Ideally Suited For Cloud, Big Data and Enterprise Archive Environments."

Oracle says, the "StorageTek T10000D tape drive shatters existing capacity and performance speeds, dramatically reducing the number of cartridges, slots, and library modules required to archive and retrieve data. With up to 8.5 TB of native capacity per cartridge and native data rates of 252 MB/sec, the StorageTek T10000D tape drive stores and retrieves more than 3x the data per cartridge and offers 57 percent faster native throughput than LTO-6. With 3:1 compression, it can achieve data rates more than 19 percent faster than the IBM TS1140, while storing more than twice the data per cartridge.

Deployed in the Oracle StorageTek SL8500 tape library system, the StorageTek T10000D enables customers to scale in excess of 68 exabytes of capacity under a single point of management..."
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12 Sep 2013
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StorageTek Linear Tape File System, Library Edition [32829]
Simple Drag-and-Drop File Management with Tape

Oracle Makes Tape Storage Easy to Use and Manage like Flash and Disk with Drag-and-Drop User Interface for Exabyte Scale Archives

Oracle's StorageTek Linear Tape File System, Library Edition (LTFS LE) helps makes tape storage as easy to use and manage as disk at a lower cost, using a familiar "drag-and-drop" paradigm. It further broadens the appeal of tape storage in industries with large file assets, such as media and entertainment, enabling customers to take advantage of tape's low cost per terabyte for backup, large-scale data retention, archive and preservation projects, while allowing customers to save 40 percent in acquisition cost over IBM's TS3500 20PB Tape Library solution.
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