Quantum has the broadest product offerings in the segment with the value-oriented DLT VS products positioned against AIT and 4mm DAT in SMB environments, the SDLT products, which go head-to-head against LTO
, and now LTO
-2 and LTO
-3 drives as a result of its acquisition of Certance.
Program requires that all licensees pass a series of verification testing involving rigorous data interchangeability requirements prior to using the LTO
And its full interoperability, as designated by LTO
Consortium specifications, protects SMB's technology investments by delineating an upgrade path for those who have already invested in LTO
1 technology and by guaranteeing compatibility with LTO
3 and future LTO
The Magnum 1x7 autoloader is a breakthrough tape storage product for the Apple customer because its low price makes the speed and capacity of LTO
affordable for the thousands of companies that want to step up to LTO
automation for their backup needs," said Tom Ward, president and CEO of Exabyte.
With this next generation of LTO
technology, we see tape moving from just being included in the data center game plan into a starring role," said George Crump, Senior Analyst with Storage Switzerland.
tape technology first started shipping in September 2000, it has grown from 20,000 units in that first year to more than 300,000 units in 2004," (Gartner Inc.
Locations that have already deployed Super DLT 600 or LTO
Ultrium 3 drives as part of their standard data backup architecture are already in possession of a WORM-based storage solution that complies with HIPAA standards.
As a result, the LTO
Program Technology Provider Companies (TPCs), HP Corporation, IBM Corporation and Quantum Corporation, announced today that LTO
technology has been helping to protect critical data assets for 12 years.
Both Quantum's SDLT 320 drives and LTO
Ultrium 2 drives--like HP's StorageWorks Ultrium 460--are rated at 250,000 hours MTBF at a 100% duty cycle.
Three new autoloaders based on LTO
Ultrium technology are slated for launch in January; the InoStor 8 cartridge LTO
8200 and LTO
8100, both in a compact 2U full-rack form factor, and a LTO
-2 version of InoStor's popular Tandberg LTO
10 cartridge, 4U half-rack autoloader.
2) Price erosion: Since there are over 10 brands offering LTO
media this is leading to a price war as companies fight to gain market share.
Also included are features from previous generations of the LTO
Ultrium format, such as encryption to help protect data in transition, Write Once Read Many (WORM) support to help address data security and compliance needs, as well as the dual partitioning feature, introduced in Generation 5, which when utilized by the Linear Tape File System specification can help provide faster data access and improve data management.