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Sun rolls 'first' 1Tbyte tape storage drive

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:tape drive? 1Tbyte drive? mainframe? storage system?

Sun Microsystems Inc. has unveiled the eco-efficient Sun StorageTek T10000B, claimed to be the first to offer 1Tbyte of native storage capacity on a single cartridge for open or mainframe systems environments.

Today's data centers are experiencing exponentially growing data rates with flat to declining budgets. Data center managers need highly available access to data and the assurance that the media upon which they are storing data is both reliable and secure. In addition, they need to consolidate floor space and lower power requirements. Sun's new tape solutions can help customers minimize costs through better performance and capacity.

In addition, the T10000B protects customers' investments and maximizes IT return on investment by providing the second generation of media re-use and backward read/write compatibility; allowing customers who have standardized on Sun StorageTek T10000 media family to gain double capacity on existing cartridges.

"Sun has again delivered on its promise to help customers achieve greater datacenter efficiency and raised the bar on the industry by bringing the world's first 1Tbyte tape storage drive to market," said Jason Schaffer, senior director, storage marketing, Sun Microsystems. "The high capacity Sun StorageTek T10000B tape drive works with the fast access Sun StorageTek T9840D tape drive to optimize customers' multi-tiered storage architecture and cut data center space requirements in half."

The Sun StorageTek T10000B Fibre Channel tape drive starts at $37,000 and will be available this month.





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