HPE TFinity ExaScale Tape Library
Does your data storage capacity outstrip your backup, disaster recovery and archive capability? The HPE TFinity ExaScale Tape Library delivers up to 2.03 exabytes (EB) of proven storage density packaged in a small footprint and offers scalability and speed to meet the requirements of the most demanding environments. Additional flexibility is provided through support of mixed media, both LTO Tape Technology and TS11xx technology, in the same library. Customers can also access and migrate data from legacy Oracle T10000 media to both technologies. Using LTO technology, it can expand from 50 to 53,460 slots for 1.6 EB of compressed data. Using TS1160 technology, the library can expand from 45 to 40,680 slots for 2.03 EB of compressed data. The tape library can support up to 144 drives with transfer rates of 186.6 TB/hr (388.8 TB/hr compressed) using LTO-8 or support up to 114 drives with transfer rates of 164.2 TB/hr (369.4 TB/hr compressed) using TS1160 technology.
HPE TFinity ExaScale 3 Drive Bay Assembly Maximum 12 LTO Drives 920 Slots Tape Library
HPE TFinity ExaScale tape library, with three drive bays, maximum of 12 LTO drives and 920 slots
HPE TFinity ExaScale 6 Drive Bay Assembly Maximum 24 LTO Drives 800 Slots Tape Library
HPE TFinity ExaScale tape library, with six drive bays, maximum of 24 LTO drives and 800 slots
HPE TFinity ExaScale 6 Drive Bay Assembly Maximum 24 TS11xx Drives 594 Slots Tape Library
HPE TFinity ExaScale tape library, with six drive bays, maximum of 24 TS11xx drives and 594 slots
- Addition of new TS1160 tape technology delivering the highest capacity data cartridge.
- TS1160 tape drives have the same Data Integrity Verification (DIV) as LTO drives including media health, prescan, postscan, and quickscan.
The HPE TFinity ExaScale Tape Library is built with high-performance, automated tape technology. From robotics, to drives, to software, to media, performance innovations are included in these libraries.
The transporter has been designed with goals of performance and reliability. These are accomplished by reduced cycle time and tape mount time (better performance) as well as increased mean time between failures (better reliability).
With LTO-8 technology, at maximum drive configuration, transfer data at rates up to 186.6 TB/hr (388.8 TB/hr compressed). With TS1160 technology, at maximum drive configuration, transfer data at rates up to 164.2 TB/hr (369.4 TB/hr compressed).
A unique Time-Based Access Ordering System (TAOS) which speeds up overall recall time and reduces wear on tapes and drives by intelligently reordering individual recalls.
Zoning allocates a library territory for each robot. Achieves greater performance without partitions as the two robots move media freely within the library. TeraPack Affinity loads up to 10 drives from a single TeraPack with intelligent move queues to optimize performance.
When data center real estate counts, the HPE TFinity ExaScale Tape Library offers you incredible storage density and one of the smallest footprints through a unique and highly efficient library design built to fit into a standard rack-row layout for additional storage capacity in less floor space.
Using innovative shelves instead of slots and TeraPack containers in place of individual cartridges, the HPE TFinity ExaScale Tape Library density uses less floor space.
Only buy what you need today and add storage capacity as you need it. Upgrade capacity in intervals of 10 LTO or nine enterprise tape slots at a time. Tape consolidation through capacity, performance, partitioning, and reporting results in a lower total cost of ownership.
With LTO-8 technology, you can store 1.6 EB of compressed data  at the maximum slot configuration, with 50 to 53,460 slots and 1 to 144 drives.
With TS1160 technology, you can store 2.03 EB of compressed data  at the maximum slot configuration, with 45 to 40,680 slots and 1 to 114 drives.
HPE TFinity ExaScale Tape Libraries can support both LTO and TS11xx tape technologies in the same library. Users can actively write and restore data from both technologies while having the ability to access and migrate data from legacy Oracle T10000 media.
Empty TeraPacks provide a means to import tape media, already written with data, into a new library for continued use or migration. TeraPacks provide additional storage outside the library.
Thin provisioning helps optimize the available storage in the partitions of a tape library. Administrators can change the size of a partition, without reconfiguring the entire library. It provides virtual storage capacity for simplified administration, reduced downtime, and lowered costs.
Custom decorative panels, enable customers to brand their data centers and the HPE TFinity ExaScale Tape Library. Customers can graphically customize the panels in nearly any way they would like.
HPE TFinity ExaScale Tape Library includes a redundant dual robotic infrastructure, that not only provides for a failover solution, but also boosts the working ability. All the parts and pieces have been carefully crafted and integrated for increased reliability.
The TFinity offers a sophisticated suite of standard features, allowing you to actively check data already written to tape. Data integrity verification examines media health before and after data writes, when enabled. Integrated BlueScale Encryption provides automatic data protection.
PreScan checks imported tapes to verify that they can be safely written to. QuickScan checks tapes uni-directionally to provide a fast indicator of written data integrity. FullScan checks for media errors on the entire tape. All features are now available for both LTO and TS1160 technology.
Providing a high-level of encryption security, the TFinity offers strong backup data privacy to deliver confidential information and address compliance quickly. The library also supports WORM media (using LTO-8, LTO-7 or LTO-6) providing a fail-safe method for permanently storing data records.
Zoning allocates a library territory for each robot. The tape library achieves greater performance without partitions as the two robots move media freely within the tape library.
 Assumes 2.5:1 compression ratio for LTO and TS technology.
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