Why choose IBM tape storage?

IBM tape storage means better data economics. You gain scalability, durability, security, and energy efficiency at a compellingly lower cost than other media.

As the global market leader, IBM offers a full range of tape storage solutions. These include drives, autoloaders, libraries, virtual tape systems, and IBM Spectrum Archive software, which can make tape as simple to use as disk.

Discover how tape goes high speed. Tests confirm the advantages of combining tape, flash and software-defined storage in a single, low-cost solution.

IBM tape systems

Tape storage for reliable data protection and long-term retention

IBM enterprise tape systems

High performance, availability, reliability and capacity for enterprise-class mass storage, data archiving, enterprise backup and disaster recovery

IBM TS1150 Tape Drive

Reduces the cost of long-term data protection in big data, cloud, mobile and social environments.

IBM TS1140 Tape Drive

Delivers comprehensive data protection and long-term retention in multiplatform environments.

IBM TS1130 Tape Drive

Addresses requirements for information security, retention, and data governance and regulatory compliance.

IBM TS4500 Tape Library

Is a next-generation cloud storage solution that delivers high storage density and integrated management.

IBM Spectrum Archive

Makes tape as simple to use as disk. Users and applications can directly access files and directories stored on tape.

IBM midrange tape systems

Reliable and flexible data backup, archiving and management

IBM TS4500 Tape Library

Next-generation cloud storage solution delivers high storage density and integrated management.

IBM TS3310 Tape Library

Modular, scalable tape library supports business continuity and information lifecycle management.

IBM TS3200 Tape Library

Entry-level LTO tape library provides reliable, high-capacity, high-performance tape backup.

IBM TS3100 Tape Library

Entry-level LTO tape library provides reliable, high-capacity, high-performance tape backup for small to midsize environments.

IBM Spectrum Archive

IBM software makes tape as simple to use as disk. Users and applications can directly access files and directories stored on tape.

IBM 7226 Multimedia Storage Enclosure

Rack-mounted unit optimizes storage devices and protects data.

IBM entry drives

Reliable, affordable solutions for data backup and retention

IBM TS2270 Tape Drive

Seventh-generation, LTO Ultrium, half-height tape drive provides higher capacity and higher data transfer rates than previous generations.

IBM TS2260 Tape Drive

Sixth-generation, LTO Ultrium, half-height tape drive is an excellent tape storage solution for organizations requiring backup and low-cost, archival storage of data.

IBM TS2360 Tape Drive

Sixth-generation, LTO Ultrium, full-height tape drive helps reduce costs with lower power consumption, consolidation and space reduction.

IBM TS2250 Tape Drive

Fifth-generation, high capacity, half-height tape drive addresses backup and archiving requirements with lower cost implementation.

IBM TS2240 Tape Drive

Fourth-generation, high capacity, half-height Linear Tape-Open tape drive handles the backup, save and restore, and archival data storage needs of a wide range of small systems.

Entry libraries

Reliability and high-capacity at an affordable price

IBM TS3200 Tape Library

Entry-level LTO tape library provides reliable, high-capacity, high-performance tape backup.

IBM TS3100 Tape Library

Entry-level LTO tape library provides reliable, high-capacity, high-performance tape backup for small to midsize environments.

IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader

Low-profile, entry-level IBM LTO tape storage supported in open system platforms.

IBM Spectrum Archive

IBM software makes tape as simple to use as disk. Users and applications can directly access files and directories stored on tape.

IBM virtual tape systems

Shorter backup windows and rapid data restores with virtual tape

Enterprise virtual

Scalability, reliability, data protection and superior performance needed for IBM z Systems data in today’s mainframe cloud environments.

Midrange to enterprise virtual

Powerful data deduplication improves backup and recovery, simplifies disaster recovery, and significantly reduces costs.

Entry to midrange virtual

Fast, reliable and easy-to-deploy backup and recovery that replaces tape with high-speed disk.

Explore by product type

Drives

Performance and capacity for midrange to high-end storage with low cost of ownership.

Deduplication

Enterprise-class data integrity, availability and performance through highly scalable in-line deduplication.

Automation/Libraries

Full range of tape libraries and autoloaders to protect, access and manage data in entry, midrange and enterprise environments.

IBM Spectrum Archive

Software enables direct, intuitive and graphical access to files and directories stored on IBM tape drives.

Media

Sets the standard in storage technology for superior media quality at a lower cost.

Enclosures

Features the latest storage technology options in tape, DVD-RAM optical and removable hard drives.

See how IBM tape storage solutions deliver business value

Learn how the LTO-7 provides significant improvements in increased native capacity per cartridge and increased native performance.

See how IBM ProtectTier delivers high performance coupled with powerful data deduplication to reduce costs and protect your investment.

See why modern tape is the most economical option to help meet the growing storage demands of virtualization and big data analytics.