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IBM TS4500 Enterprise Tape Library
IBM TS4500 Enterprise Tape Library
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Big data offers enormous opportunities for insight that can set you apart from the competition, but you need the right technology to help you manage and use that data. Cloud solutions from IBM can help you harness the power of big data more quickly while reducing costs and enabling a secure environment.

IBM TS4500 Tape Library is a next-generation storage solution designed to help midsized and large enterprises respond to cloud storage chal-lenges. These challenges include high data volume growth in cloud and hybrid cloud infrastructures, increasing cost of storage footprints, the difficulty of migrating data across vendor platforms, and the increased complexity of IT training and management as staff resources shrink.

In TS4500, IBM delivers the density that today’s and tomorrow’s data growth requires—along with the cost efficiency and the manageability to grow with business data needs while preserving existing investments in IBM tape library products. You can achieve both a low cost per terabyte (TB) and a high TB density per square foot. In fact, TS4500 can store up to 5.5 PBs of data in a single 10 square-foot library.

Highlights

  • Store up to 5.5 petabytes (PBs) of uncompressed data in a single frame library or scale up at 1 PB per square foot to 175.5 PBs
     
  • Proactively monitor archived data with policy-based automatic media verification
     
  • Strengthen security and regulatory compliance with data encryption and write-once-read-many (WORM) media
     
  • Increase mount performance and overall system availability with dual robotic accessors
     
  • Support any combination of Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium 7, 6, and 5, and IBM® TS1150 and TS1140 tape drives
     
  • Simplify user access to data stored on tape cartridges via IBM Spectrum Archive™ featuring IBM Linear Tape File System™ technology
     
  • Provide a flexible upgrade path for users who want to expand their tape storage as their needs grow
     
  • Reduce the storage footprint and simplify cabling with 10U of rack space on top of the library

 

Big data offers enormous opportunities for insight that can set you apart from the competition, but you need the right technology to help you manage and use that data. Cloud solutions from IBM can help you harness the power of big data more quickly while reducing costs and enabling a secure environment.

IBM TS4500 Tape Library is a next-generation storage solution designed to help midsized and large enterprises respond to cloud storage challenges. These challenges include high data volume growth in cloud and hybrid cloud infrastructures, increasing cost of storage footprints, the difficulty of migrating data across vendor platforms, and the increased complexity of IT training and management as staff resources shrink.

TS4500 provides advanced capabilities for integrated tape drive and media management, delivered within a single-pane-of-glass management console. The TS4500 graphical user interface (GUI) is based on the unified interface used in other IBM storage solutions. It includes key features to help guide storage administrators in completing critical tasks. For example, you can monitor a tape library via persistent, at-a-glance library utilization and health status indicators. In addition, TS4500 features such as automatic control-path and data-path failover, tape-drive encryption, dual robotic accessors and WORM media support improve management and help to reduce risk in the cloud.

Automates solutions for cloud environments

TS4500 is an industry leader in tape drive integration with features such as a persistent worldwide name, multipath archi-tecture, drive/media exception reporting, remote drive/media management and host-based path failover.

TS4500 L25, D25 and S25 frames support the TS1150 and TS1140 tape drives, while TS4500 L55, D55 and S55 frames support LTO Ultrium 7, 6 and 5 tape drives.

Mixed media is supported by combining LTO Ultrium tape drives and TS1150, TS1140 tape drives within the TS4500 library, frame by frame. The L-frame and D-frame models help boost efficiency with improved hot-swappable drive packaging. In addition, all of the frames include high-density (HD) slot technology that can significantly increase a library’s total capacity.

Providing more flexibility in the use of data center floor space, the TS4500 frame models can be placed in any active position, meaning the library can grow from both the right and the left side of the first L frame. A dual-accessor option can help increase mount performance and overall system reliability and availability. With integrated service bays, accessor service can be performed at the ends of the library, eliminating the need for a dedicated service bay frame. A top-rack offering can also reduce your storage footprint and simplify cabling by providing 10U of rack space on top of the library for Fibre Channel switches, tape data movers or IBM Spectrum Archive nodes.

Delivers capacity on demand

The TS4500 library frame provides a more flexible upgrade path for users who want to expand their tape storage as their needs grow. Capacity-on-demand configurations for TS4500 L-frame models include an entry-level configuration, an intermediate configuration and a base-capacity configura-tion. All models also support HD capacity-on-demand configurations.

Includes advanced features

TS4500 is designed with a number of advanced features to deliver cutting-edge performance and long-term value. For example, the Advanced Library Management System (ALMS) feature supports dynamic storage management, enabling you to dynamically create and change logical libraries and configure any drive into any logical library. TS4500 also offers automatic control-path and data-path failover to help improve business continuity and disaster recovery. Policy-based automatic media verification can help minimize data risk in the library environment.

Product Overview
Store up to 5.5PB of data in a single frame
Mixed media support for LTO & 3592
Add capacity with expansion frames
Advanced Library Management System
Automatic control path & data path failover
Up to 16 drives per frame (12 in frame 1)
Up 882 tapes per frame (730 in frame 1)
Up 4690 tapes supported in fully expanded library

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