automated tape library


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automated tape library

[′ȯd·ə‚mād·əd ′tāp ¦lī‚brer·ē]
(computer science)
A computer storage system consisting of several thousand magnetic tapes and equipment under computer control which automatically brings the tapes from storage, mounts them on tape drives, dismounts the tapes when the job is completed, and returns them to storage.
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After reference data ages beyond its active or period of re-reference (suggest that 90-120 days is a good starting point), the data still needs to be retained and automated tape library storage remains the optimal choice and lowest overall cost solution for long-term archival storage.
In response to the NDMP client, the NDMP server reads the data from the NAS filer, converts the data to block format, and sends the data across the SCSI connection to a standalone tape drive or a tape drive within an automated tape library.
It is very significant that this major milestone is achieved with support from the leading system and automated tape library companies, including ADIC, ATL, and Overland Data.
Quantum|ATL, a subsidiary of Quantum Corporation (NYSE:DSS) and a leading supplier of intelligent DLTtape(TM) automation products for networked computers, is announcing the new Constellation Series automated tape library solutions at Networld+Interop (N+I) in Las Vegas, May 8-10, 2001.
Utilizing a dedicated SAN to transfer mission-critical data to an automated tape library provides the advantages of a centralized backup solution across the LAN, and the performance associated with direct attached backup solutions," said George Janetakis, Divisional Vice President OEM Storage, CA.
Nasdaq:QBAK), today announced that it will exhibit its automated tape library families at the COMDEX Fall 2000 trade show in Las Vegas on Nov.
Having support with VERITAS NetBackup in both SCSI and Fibre Channel environments complements our automated tape library solutions for managing the large increases in data storage requirements," said Louis Cicio, Director of Product Management.
CommVault's native support for Spectra Logic's automated tape library product line is another important step in our commitment to providing customers with superior enterprise-class data availability across multiple platforms and operating environments," said Larry Cormier, vice president of marketing, CommVault Systems.
Advanced Digital Information Corporation (Nasdaq:ADIC) announced today the launch of an entire line of new automated tape library products based on LTO Ultrium technology from IBM, the first market entrant for the next-generation advanced tape technology.
Spectra Logic's unique Shared Library Services feature is included with each Spectra 12000 and Spectra 64000 automated tape library, at no additional cost to the customer.
Advanced Digital Information Corporation (Nasdaq:ADIC) announced today the general availability of the FibreReady(TM) model of the company's new Scalar(R) 100 automated tape library platform.

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