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What's New

  • Support for half-height LTO-7 and LTO-8 drives.
  • Support for up to 24 TS1160 tape drives in each drive frame, for up to 144 drives per library.
  • Support for exporting up to 12 drives (either LTO or TS) via ADI, with TAOS integration with DMF Software.
  • Improved position caching of TFinity robotics, reducing the time required to move tapes to and from drives.
  • Support for Oracle T10000 ā€œDā€ drives.

Key Features

High Performance

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 207.4 TB/hr (466.6 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 for LTO media and drives.

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.

High Capacity

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 data1 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 data1 at the maximum slot configuration, with 45 to 40,680 slots and 1 to 144 drives.

Built-in Flexibility

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.

High Reliability

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 unidirectionally 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.

[1] Assumes 2.5:1 compression ratio for LTO and TS technology.

* Prices may vary based on local reseller.

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