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. New 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.
Scalar i6000 is designed for enterprise customers needing the highest level of scale, performance and security to meet the most demanding archive and long-term compliance requirements. Scales up to 180PB.