IBM TS3000 Entry/Mid Tape

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IBM TS3000 Entry/Mid Tape

TS3310 Tape library

The IBM System Storage® TS3310 Tape Library is a modular, scalable tape library designed to address the tape storage needs of rapidly growing companies that find themselves space- and resource-constrained with tape backup and other tape applications.

Designed around a 5U-high modular base library unit, the TS3310 can scale vertically with expansion for LTO Ultrium cartridges, drives and redundant power supplies.

For businesses challenged with rapidly growing data backup needs and limited physical space for a tape library, the IBM System Storage TS3310 offers simple, rapid expansion as processing needs grow.

This tape library allows you to start small with only a single five EIA rack unit high library. Over time, as your need for tape backup expands, you can add additional 9U expansion modules, each of which contains space for additional cartridges, tape drives and a redundant power supply. The entire system grows vertically. Currently, available configurations include the 5U base library module and a 5U base with up to four 9U expansion modules.

TS3200 Tape Library Express

The IBM System Storage® TS3200 Tape Library Express® Model leverages the latest generation of LTO technology to help cost-effectively handle growing storage requirements.

The TS3200—and its storage management applications—is designed to address capacity, performance, data protection, reliability, affordability and application requirements. It is designed as a functionally rich, high-capacity, entry-level tape-storage solution incorporating the latest LTO Ultrium tape technology. The TS3200 is an excellent solution for large-capacity or high-performance tape backup with or without random access, as well as an excellent choice for tape automation for IBM Power Systems™, IBM System x® and other, open systems.

 The TS3200 supports the latest Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology with up to two LTO Ultrium 6 full-height tape drives or up to four LTO Ultrium 6 half-height tape drives, as well as LTO Ultrium generation 4 and 5 tape drives using a 4U form factor.

TS3100 Tape Library Express

The IBM® System Storage® TS3100 Tape Library Express® Model and its storage management applications are designed to exceed your capacity, performance, data protection, reliability, affordability and application requirements. The TS3100 is designed as a functionally rich, entry-level tape-storage solution incorporating LTO tape technology. The TS3100 is an excellent solution for large-capacity or high-performance tape backup with or without random access, as well as an excellent tape automation option for IBM Power Systems™, IBM System x® and other open systems.

The TS3100 is well-suited for handling the backup, restore and archive data-storage needs for small to midsize environments. With the use of one LTO full-height tape drive or up to two LTO half-height tape drives and with a 24-tape cartridge capacity, the TS3100 leverages LTO technology to cost-effectively handle growing storage requirements. The TS3100 is configured with two removable cartridge magazines, one on the left side (12 data cartridge slots) and one on the right (12 data cartridge slots). Additionally, the left magazine includes a single mail slot to help support continuous library operation while importing and exporting media. A bar code reader is standard in the library, supporting the library’s operation in sequential or random-access mode. The TS3100 also comes standard with remote management capabilities to allow for remote administration of the tape library through a web interface. Path Failover is an optional feature for this library designed to provide automatic control path failover to a preconfigured redundant control path in the event that a host adapter or control path drive is lost, without aborting the current job in process.