Many companies use disk-based systems for short-term backup and tape systems for long-term data retention. This approach provides the benefit of staging recently generated data on a disk backup system, providing simpler restores, while leveraging tape’s lower TCO (total cost of ownership) for long-term data retention and archiving. Additionally, tape is the primary element in most disaster recovery and business contingency plans, with tapes being stored off-site in case of fire, sabotage, natural disaster, or other such calamities. Retaining data long term has been historically driven by regulatory mandates such as the SEC, IRS, and Sarbanes-Oxley regulations that require certain financial documents be retained for seven years or longer. Additionally, so-called eDiscovery laws have compelled companies to archive data longer (particularly email messages) as litigation may require the delivery of emails, documents, digital voicemail messages, and other related files.
Quantum Scalar libraries are the intelligent choice for archiving applications and long-term data retention. Quantum offers i3, i6 and the i6000 tape libraries. Proactive and automated monitoring and management reduces administration time and service interruptions keeping IT staff focused on key business objectives. With ease of management, industry leading performance, reliability and scalability, it’s easy to see why Quantum is the market share leader in tape backup and automation. Now available with LTO-7! Bringing intelligent iLayer benefits to small and medium-sized businesses. Expands up to 40 slots or 80 slots of Capacity-on-Demand. LTO-7 offers 2.4 times the cartridge capacity of LTO-6 and five times the cartridge capacity of LTO-5. Additionally, LTO-7 offers nearly twice the performance of LTO-6 and more than twice the performance of LTO-5 with enhanced security, and data management features required to do business today, further enhancing tape’s cost advantage for long-term data storage and data archiving. LTO-7 tape technology provides 15TB of compressed data storage per cartridge, higher throughput, enhanced security, and data management features required to do business today.