Tape automation

Protect, access and manage mission critical data


IBM System Storage offers a full range of tape libraries and autoloaders featuring high performance and capacity for entry, midrange and enterprise system environments. Use our advanced technology to handle your backup, save and restore, and archival data storage needs.


IBM System Storage TS3100 Tape Library Express Model

The IBM TS3100 Tape Library Express Model is well-suited for handling backup, save and restore and archival data-storage needs for small to medium-size environments. With one full-height tape drive or up to 2 half-height tape drive(s) and 24 tape cartridge capacity, the IBM TS3100 model is designed to leverage Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology to help cost effectively handle growing storage requirements.

No. of drives

1-2

Max. number of cartridges

24

Max. system capacity (2:1 Compression)

72 TB

Supported platforms

Selected IBM System servers and other Linux and Windows open system servers. Latest support information: System Storage Interoperation Center (SSIC)


IBM System Storage TS3200 Tape Library Express Model

The IBM TS3200 Tape Library Express Model is well-suited for handling backup, save and restore and archival data-storage needs for small to medium-size environments. With up to two Ultrium full height tape drive(s) or up to four Ultrium Half-Height tape drive(s) and 48 tape cartridge capacity, the IBM TS3200 is designed to leverage Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology to help cost effectively handle growing storage requirements.

No. of drives

1-4

Max. number of cartridges

48

Max. system capacity (2:1 Compression)

144 TB


IBM System Storage TS3310 Tape Library

For businesses challenged with rapidly growing data backup needs and limited physical space for a tape library, the IBM® System Storage® TS3310 offers simple, rapid expansion as processing needs grow. This tape library allows you to start small with only a single five EIA rack unit high library. Over time, as your need for tape backup expands, you can add additional 9U expansion modules, each of which contains space for additional cartridges, tape drives and a redundant power supply. The entire system grows vertically. Currently, available configurations include the 5U base library module and a 5U base with up to four 9U expansion modules.

No. of drives

Up to 18 LTO tape drives (max two drives for the base Model L5B library)

Max. number of cartridges

Base model L5B: 35 storage and six I/O. Expansion module, Model E9U: 92 storage or 80 storage and 12 I/O

Max. system capacity (2:1 Compression)

1.2 PB in a 41U configuration or 123 TB in a model L5B base library

Supported platforms

System Storage Interoperation Center (SSIC)


IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library

The IBM System Storage® TS3500 Tape Library combines IBM automation and drive technology to provide a highly scalable, automated tape library for IBM System z® and open systems backup and archive that can scale from midrange to enterprise environments.

No. of drives

12 per frame (192 per library, 2700 per complex)

Max. number of cartridges

>20,000 LTO per library, 300000 per complex, >15,000 3592 per library, 225000 per complex

Max. system capacity (2:1 Compression)

900 PB LTO at 2:1 compression

Max. system capacity (3:1 Compression)

2.7 EB 3592 at 3:1 compression

Supported platforms

IBM AIX®; IBM OS/400®; IBM i; Windows 2000; Windows Server 2003; Linux; Sun Solaris; and HP-UX. IBM z/OS® with the IBM 3953 Tape System, the IBM Virtualization Engine TS7740, or the IBM System Storage® Tape Controller for System z.

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