IBM TS3500 Tape Library

A highly scalable, automated tape solution addresses data protection and long-term retention


IBM® TS3500 Tape Library is designed to provide a highly-scalable, automated tape library for mainframe and open-systems backup and archive that can scale from midsized to large enterprise environments.

Automates solutions for open and mainframe environments

TS3500 continues to lead the industry in tape drive integration with features such as persistent worldwide name, multipath architecture, drive and media exception reporting, remote drive and media management and host-based path failover. The L23 and D23 frames support IBM TS1150, IBM TS1140, IBM TS1130, IBM TS1120 or IBM 3592 J1A tape drives. The L53 and D53 frames support Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium tape drives. L-frame models support improved cartridge handling, hot-swappable drive packaging and the option of an additional 16-slot I/O station. Mixed media is supported by combining LTO Ultrium tape drives and TS1150, TS1140, TS1130, TS1120 or 3592 J1A tape drives within the TS3500 library, frame by frame.

TS3500 supports IBM z Systems™ when used with the IBM TS7700 family of virtual tape servers. These systems enable z Systems hosts to access the TS3500 cartridge inventory and allow connection to TS1150, TS1140, TS1130, TS1120 and 3592 J1A tape drives.

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