Quantum has announced the availability of LTO Ultrium format generation 9 technology will be available in its Scalar i6 and Scalar i6000 tape libraries, and StorNext AEL archive systems beginning in December 2020. By combining LTO-9 tape technology with Quantum Scalar tape libraries, customers can have the most secure and advanced tape automation solutions available today.
The new LTO generation 9 delivers 18 TB of native capacity per cartridge, extending tape’s value for low-cost, highly efficient storage. The combinations of LTO-9 tape with Quantum Scalar tape libraries create a new standard for addressing customer’s data security and capacity demands. By leveraging the Active Vault feature and multi-factor authentication (MFA) available in Scalar tape libraries, organizations are protected against ransomware attacks and other security risks by creating an offline, true “air-gap”.
“Modern tape is nothing like a tape of the past. The arrival of many rich tape technology improvements such as LTO-9 sets the stage for a tape to be the most cost-effective storage solution for the enormous high capacity and archival challenges that lie ahead,” noted Fred Moore, president, Horison Information Strategies.
“It’s important to recognize how Quantum tape libraries build on the value of the LTO-9 standard to lead the market for preserving and protecting data,” said Bruno Hald, Vice President and General Manager, Secondary Storage, Quantum.
“LTO-9’s capacity, density, and performance complement Scalar tape library capabilities to archive data securely and reliably, with minimal management. This combination equips customers to manage the deluge of unstructured data being generated by video, hi-resolution images, scientific research and other sources.”