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
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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