We supply LTO tape autoloader backup devices from all the major vendors including HP, IBM, Quantum, Spectra, Fujitsu, Overland, Tandberg. The LTO autoloader is normally rack-mounted and fits in 1U or 2U rack space supporting a variety of LTO tape drives including LTO-4/LTO-5/LTO-6/LTO-7/LTO-8 with a choice of interface options including SAS, Fibre Channel, iSCSI or LTFS. An autoloader supports 1 or 2 drives and up to 24 tapes, this means if you are using LTO-8 this can store 720TB's of information in 2U rackspace.
The LTO Ultrium tape autoloaders systems scale from 8 to 24 slots and many support multiple tape drive types and have options that allow business users to add slot capacity on demand by a simple license upgrade.
Tape Autoloader Definition
The definition of a tape autoloader is that it has one or two tape drives and multiple tape media slots with robotics controlled by backup software to move tape around within the tape autoloader. They were designed to automate the mundane task of manually inserting tapes into standalone tape drives. As disk capacities increased and network speeds improved organisations could then backup to a central LTO tape autoloader using a single copy of backup software unload the backup agents on the servers to be backed up, rather than multiple tape drives each with a copy of the backup software.
If for any reason you need to discuss your LTO autoloader requirement, are interested in trading up against an existing autoloader or require support renewal, we are happy to discuss your requirements in more detail over the phone or have a meeting and provide a quotation.
In addition to the LTO tape autoloader systems, we can also supply LTO tape media in small quantities or in bulk.
Please call us for a quote on 01256 331614 or alternatively complete our on-line form.
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