Tape drives are not extinct yet. Till date, magnetic tape storage is looking quite lively. Search engines also helped to reinforce the belief that tape technology played important role in data protection. Tape backup has been tried and tested technology. It has a pivotal role to play in ensuring the durability of organization data.

HP LTO Tape drives

HPE StoreEver LTO Ultrium Tape Drives

The family of HPE LTO Ultrium tape drives is Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s premier line of backup devices. Based on the LTO Ultrium format, an open standard with a well-defined ten-generation roadmap, HPE LTO Ultrium tape drives offer customers the best choice for investment protection. With ultimate reliability and ease of use in mind, even at 100% duty cycles, HPE’s rugged design builds on superior LTO technology and adds advanced features like hardware data encryption to create a new level of data protection. HPE’s ultra-durable soft-load feature automatically positions the data cartridge together with the highly reliable HPE leader-capture mechanism to make your backup and restore operations more reliable.
The family of tape drives also features support for HPE Library and Tape Tools which provides HPE TapeAssure health monitoring, diagnostics, and performance optimization. Included with the HPE LTO Ultrium tape drives is the option to download Yosemite Server Backup Basic backup and recovery software providing a backup application to protect a single server.
If data is critical to your business, protect it with an HPE LTO Ultrium tape drive.

HPE StoreEver LTO-7 Ultrium 15000 Tape Drive

The HPE LTO-7 Ultrium 15000 tape drive represents Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s seventh-generation of LTO tape drive technology capable of storing up to 15TB (compressed 2.5:1) per cartridge while providing enterprise tape drive monitoring and management capabilities with HPE TapeAssure, ease of use with support for LTFS and AES 256-bit hardware data encryption easy- to-enable security to protect the most sensitive data and prevent unauthorized access of tape cartridges. Capable of data transfer rates up to 300 MB/sec (native), its Speed Matching feature further optimizes performance by matching speed of host to keep drives streaming and increase the reliability of the drive and media. HPE LTO Ultrium half-height drives are designed for server customers in direct attached storage (DAS) environments. .

HPE StoreEver LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 Tape Drive

The HPE LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 tape drive represents HPE’s sixth-generation of LTO tape drive technology capable of storing up to 6.25TB (compressed 2.5:1) per cartridge while providing enterprise tape drive monitoring and management capabilities with HPE TapeAssure, ease of use with support for LTFS and AES 256-bit hardware data encryption easy-to-enable security to protect the most sensitive data and prevent unauthorized access of tape cartridges. Capable of data transfer rates up to 1.44TB/Hour (compressed 2.5:1), HPE’s exclusive Data Rate Matching feature further optimizes performance by matching speed of host to keep drives streaming and increase the reliability of the drive and media..

HPE StoreEver LTO-5 Ultrium 3000 Tape Drive

The HPE LTO-5 Ultrium 3000 represents Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s fifth-generation of LTO tape drive technology capable of storing up to 3TB per cartridge while providing enterprise tape drive monitoring and management capabilities with HPE TapeAssure and AES 256-bit hardware data encryption easy-to-enable security to protect the most sensitive data and prevent unauthorized access of tape cartridges. Capable of data transfer rates up to 1TB/Hour. HPE’s exclusive Data Rate Matching feature further optimizes performance by matching speed of host to keep drives streaming and increase the reliability of the drive and media. HPE LTO Ultrium half-height drives are designed for server customers in direct attached storage (DAS) environments. For IT organizations with stringent, long-term data retention requirements, the Ultrium 3000’s WORM (Write-Once, Read-Many) data protection feature offers a simple and secure method for archiving records as part of a compliance solution to meet the toughest of industry regulations. The Ultrium 3000 provides investment protection with full read and write backward support with LTO-4 media, and the ability to read LTO-3 cartridge.

HPE StoreEver LTO-4 Ultrium 1760 Tape Drive

The HPE LTO-4 Ultrium 1760 Tape Drive is Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s fourth-generation of half-height LTO tape drive technology capable of storing up to 1.6 TB per cartridge in under 3 hours. HPE Ultrium half-height drives are designed for server.

AES 256-bit hardware data encryption provides easy-to-enable security to prevent unauthorized access of tape cartridges. By using LTO-4 hardware data encryption, not only is data fully capable of being compressed therefore maximizing capacity, encrypted backups are completed without a loss in performance. Capable of data transfer rates up to 160 MB/sec, HPE’s exclusive Data Rate Matching feature further optimizes performance by matching speed of host to keep drives streaming and enabling the fastest performance of any tape drive in the industry. For IT organizations with stringent, long-term data retention requirements, the Ultrium 1760’s WORM (Write-Once, Read-Many) data protection feature offers a simple and secure method for archiving records as part of a compliance solution to meet the toughest of industry regulations. The Ultrium 1760 provides investment protection with full read and write support with LTO-4 and LTO-3 media, and the ability to read LTO-2 cartridge

HP Tape Libraries

HPE StoreEver MSL2024 and MSL4048 Tape Libraries

The HPE StoreEver MSL Tape Libraries meet demanding storage requirement of businesses needing unattended backup, disaster recovery, or archive capability. The MSL Libraries offer a broad choice of storage capacity and technology including LTO-7, LTO-6, LTO-5, or LTO-4, Ultrium tape drives. Web-based remote management makes the MSL Libraries easily managed from across the room or across the globe, eliminating the need for remote office IT staff. Quickly and simply manage the tape media both in and out of the library with the standard bar code reader, configurable mail slots, and multiple 12-slot removable magazines. If a tape were lost or stolen, protect important business data from unauthorized access with data encryption options. MSL library investment protection and uncertain data growth are easily managed within the MSL library portfolio. Quickly increase capacity and/or performance with tool-free drive upgrades in the MSL2024 or 4048, or move tape drive kits to the MSL6480 for library scalability and additional enterprise class features. Proactively receive detailed information about your MSL libraries with TapeAssure. Information about the library, drives, and media are all monitored for utilization, operational performance, and life and health information. Prevent problems before they occur by proactively receiving notification if any library, drive or tape media parameters fall below Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommended standards.

Key Feature

Exceptional storage density: Up to 360 TB with MSL2024, 720TB with an MSL4048, and up to 8,400TB of with an MSL6480 ((capacity based upon 2.5:1 compression using LTO-7 tape cartridges)
Easy-to-use web-based remote management
Integrated bar code reader
Tool-free tape drive upgrades
Leverage tape drives in an MSL2024 or 4048 into an MSL6480 for investment protection.
Customer upgrade-able redundant power supply in the MSL4048.
Multiple interface choices available (FC or SAS)

Product Highlights

HPE StoreEver MSL2024 and MSL4048 Tape Libraries

HPE Command View TL for Tape Libraries aggregates multiple.HPE tape libraries for centralized management. It is also the nerve center for TapeAssure data collection and analysis, Data Verification and management for the MSL tape libraries.
With Command View TL monitor backup logs, check drive status, receive trouble alerts, diagnose problems, and much more — through a simple browser interface from anywhere in the world.Set up and configure your FC or SAS attached tape library in less than two hours with configuration wizards and graphical interface
Removable magazines with user-configurable mail slots
Easy-to-enable AES 256-bit embedded hardware encryption with compression
Extensive OS and software compatibility testing
Proven high reliability
Achieve the highest level of encryption security to secure confidential business information while meeting compliance guidelines with the HPE 1/8 G2 & MSL Encryption Kit or KMIP 1.2
Encryption Key Manager License
Proactively monitor utilization, operational performance, and overall life and health of the drives and media with TapeAssure and TapeAssure Advanced.
Quick, easy, and affordable capacity growth.
Select from a list of multiple supported libraries to manage
View asset information for the library system
View health summaries for all components of the library system
View library inventory: slots, media, and drives
Search for media by barcode label
View details on drives and robotics, including WWNs, speeds, and connection types
Configure hosts/HBA-to-drive mapping and masking settings with Secure Manager
Upgrade firmware on all library components
Configure SNMP and email trap/event destinations to receive alerts asynchronously
View persistent event logs for the library system