Replace your old, non-Quantum brand library with a new Quantum Scalar® i6000 or Scalar i6 library and you’ll get the library and installation free. You are also eligible for up to 40 free pieces of LTO media (over $3,000 value) for every LTO drive purchased for the new library.

Recently, Quantum has had some success displacing Oracle tape libraries with Quantum Scalar® tape libraries. Our focus on tape and continued investment in storage technologies—like our new Scalar i3 and Scalar i6 tape libraries with the best storage density, and the introduction of LTO-8 this quarter—have motivated customers to switch and save costs.

Quantum Scalar tape libraries include many high-efficiency features that make them uniquely designed to leverage the latest LTO-8 advances:

  • Converged design with optional embedded compute capabilities, enabling significant quantities of data to be stored closer to the application and reducing the load on network infrastructure.
  • Self-healing and self-protecting backup and archive leveraging EDLM policy-based media health checks and automated data migration.
  • In-library vaulting with Active Vault™ improves security and access to vaulted content while reducing costs.
  • Library task automation with RESTful web services for easier automation of repetitive tasks.
  • Best-in-class storage density, maximizing rack utilization with up to 24 PB in a single 19-inch rack.
  • 80 PLUS Gold Certified power supplies, yielding power and cooling savings while reducing the environmental impact of a data center, certified to be 90 percent efficient at 50 percent loading.

  • Tape Innovation for Persistent and Emerging Challenges - The new LTO generation 8 doubles the tape cartridge capacity from the previous LTO generation 7, enabling customers to store up to 30 TB* per cartridge, providing more cost-effective, long-term retention of data. In addition, with tape drive data transfer rates of up to 900 MB* per second, or more than 3.24 TB of data an hour per drive, LTO-8 systems allow large files to be transferred more quickly. LTO-8 also includes a new format feature that allows customers to increase the capacity of the latest LTO generation 7 cartridges by up to 50 percent to store 22.5 TB* of enterprise data.

    Quantum will leverage these technology enhancements with Quantum certified LTO-8 media to deliver multitier solutions for persistent data growth and protection challenges in areas such as media and entertainment, cloud-based cold storage, video surveillance, university research and autonomous driving. The combination of LTO-8 technology with Scalar and StorNext AEL tape automation offers better storage densities than proprietary tape technologies, and with Quantum certified media, LTO bit error rates are equivalent to those of legacy proprietary media. LTO technology is the ideal solution for companies using tape for low-cost, long-term "big data" storage, or companies using tape as an offline copy to protect against ransomware.

    So, for those who are looking for a change, let’s compare the two options: Using Oracle Cloud Archive Storage or on-premise Scalar tape with LTO-8.

    So, the question is, do you want to purchase your own tape for on-premise storage, or pay Oracle to store data on its tape libraries hosted in its data centers? Scalar tape has some advantages—which is why the big cloud companies use tape as a key part of their infrastructure. From a pricing standpoint, on-premise tape is one-third to one-fourth of the cost of Oracle Cloud Archive Storage over five years.

    In summary, if you’re considering Oracle Cloud Archive Storage as an alternative to tape, you owe it to yourself to consider on-premise Scalar tape from Quantum.

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