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Sun Expands Sun StorEdge L8 Platform Autoloader Tape Drive Line
More Capacity, Faster Throughput Now Available
June 9, 2003,
Volume 64, Issue 2

Release of the Sun StorEdgeTM L8 Tape Autoloader with the LTO Gen 2 SCSI drive augments the L8 autoloader platform product family, increasing overall capacity to 1.6 TB native and providing 30 MB/sec. native throughput. The Sun StorEdge L8 tape autoloader holds eight cartridges and one drive. The release also includes either Sun StorEdgeTM Enterprise Backup Software (EBS) 7.0 Business Edition or VERITAS NetBackup BusinesServer 4.5 and later. The product supports Solstice BackupTM 6.1 software and Sun StorEdgeTM Utilization Suite 4.0 and later, along with SolarisTM 8 Operating System (Solaris OS) and Solaris 9 OS.

The physical size (full rack width, 2U form factor), high capacities/throughputs and pricing of the Sun StorEdge L8 tape autoloaders will appeal to a broad range of industries, including small- to mid-sized businesses, workgroup/departmental IT organizations and corporate IT organizations looking to standardize backup systems for their remote offices and applications. Options that must be ordered separately include a barcode reader and rackmount kit.

Whether users are installing a first tape solution or upgrading from a single tape device, they will find the Sun StorEdge L8 Tape Autoloader an excellent entry-level tape automation solution. The eight-cartridge capacity allows users to store a week's worth of data or to run a database of up to 525 GB. Since data backup is done automatically, the need for daily tape loading is eliminated. Leveraging the robust performance and size of the tape drive units, the Sun StorEdge L8 autoloaders are ideal for entry-level backup and restore in a single server environment.

In order to receive the upgrade to the latest release of licenses and media kits for VERITAS NetBackup and Sun StorEdge Enterprise Backup Software, orders need to be booked individually under a premium or standard support contract.

For additional information on Sun UAP, the Sun Upgrade Pathfinder and on estimating trade-in value, see:

The Sun StorEdge L8 tape autoloader assumes the Sun SpectrumSM program service level of the workstation or server to which it is attached. There are no Sun Spectrum upgrades available for the Sun StorEdge L8 tape autoloader.

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