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Dell PowerVault ML6030 Tape Library

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Overview:

The PowerVault™ ML6030 is an intelligent, modular tape library that functions as the backup target for storage area network (SAN) environments for true disaster recovery. Featuring:

  • 23U tape library consists of a 5U control module and two 9U expansion modules for additional capacity
  • Capacity-on-demand slot activation license keys. Start with 87 slots and activate up to a total of 225 slots without interrupting library operation.
  • Library partitioning for improved flexibility (library managed encryption available with LTO4)
  • A single, continuous robot services all drives and media for advanced reliability
Industry-Leading Storage Solution Modular Flexibility
Industry-Leading Storage Solution
You have better things to think about than your backup technology, and the PowerVault ML6000 family is designed to ensure that storage of your key files is worry and hassle-free. The ML6000 is a versatile, enterprise-level, top-rated modular tape library that allows customers to scale their SAN backup solution. The ML6000 is an intelligent, long-term investment, employing Linear Tape-Open Ultrium 3 (LTO-3) and Linear Tape-Open Ultrium (LTO-4) tape drives and media with write-once, read-many (WORM) capability, as well as features such as proactive monitoring to supervise all major subsystem components and encryption key management for added security. Capable of expanding as your capacity needs grow, the ML6000 family offers your organization long-term data retention and restoration functionality in a robust, intelligent, user-friendly storage system.
Modular Flexibility
The Dell PowerVault ML6000 tape library is a truly modular backup solution for your critical files and data. Completely scalable, the ML6000 family provides you with the secure storage capacity you require now, while helping to ensure that your needs are met tomorrow. Starting with up to 32.8 TB of native capacity in the 5U, 41-cartridge ML6010 Library Control Module, you can stack and grow your library, adding 77.6 TB of capacity with each 9U, 97-cartridge ML6000 Expansion Module, up to a total potential storage capacity of a staggering 327 TB. The library is available preconfigured in 5U (ML6010), 14U (ML6020) or 23U (ML6030) sizes, and adding an additional 9U unit to your stack is a straightforward procedure.

Capacity on Demand

Planning for future storage capacity today can help save your organization time and money when you take advantage of the capacity on demand feature. For example, the ML6030 Library is preconfigured with 82 cartridge slots enabled. When the need arises, additional cartridge slots can be activated in 46 slot increments using the software license key. This allows nondisruptive scalability to even greater capacity — up to an instantaneously available 218 tape cartridge slots, providing 174 TB of initial native capacity. As your enterprise grows, so does your library. Each additional 9U Expansion Module is also license key-scalable in 46 slot increments that will eventually support up to 409 slots in a 41U library configuration! Activating a new license key code and increasing your capacity are simple, straightforward processes that do not require any extra hardware or re-initialization of the library.

Intelligent Diagnostics graphic

Intelligent Diagnostics
The ML6000's intelligence proactively monitors the status of all components and operations in the library. Relational diagnostics maintains a history of events occurring in the library over time, and correlates them to provide failure prediction capabilities. The ML6000 will select, gather and analyze logs and provide proactive notification to your designated administrator of potential issues before an issue actually occurs. You can take advantage of the email notification feature to provide remote notification of events occurring in the backup environment. Finally, the integrated Data Path Verification Tool proactively checks the data path to help ensure connectivity before running your backup, helping to dramatically reduce instances of failed jobs.

Versatile Management

Versatile Management

The integrated Operator Panel's touch screen is a simple and intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) that allows you one-touch access through menu items, and provides quick-glance information on the library's health. Setup, installation, maintenance, partitioning and troubleshooting are all handled through Wizards that guide you through each process step-by-step in plain English. A full-featured, HTML-based remote management utility allows administrators to perform all library management functions from any remote location. The self-awareness and ease of management of the ML6000 PowerVault Library help ensure that the safety of your backup execution is always worry-free.

Reliable Technology

Reliable Technology

Effective data protection requires reliability. The entire PowerVault ML6000 stack is governed by a single, continuous robotic system — meaning fewer moving parts and less chance of failure — further helping to ensure your key files are safe and secure. WORM is integrated with the LTO-3 and LTO-4 drives and media to help prevent data from being overwritten or digitally altered. The ML6000 has a redundant power supply designed to ensure that your storage is active and available at all times. For additional security, library-managed encryption is available when configured with LTO-4 drives.

Aligning Tape and Disk Solutions

Aligning Tape and Disk Solutions

The ML6000 PowerVault family is optimized for Dell PowerEdge™ Servers, and designed to align perfectly with the Dell EqualLogic™ Internet SCSI (iSCSI) and Dell/EMC Fibre Channel disk storage systems. The PowerVault ML6000 family is the ideal choice for Dell/EMC or Dell EqualLogic SAN backup and can effectively support your long-term archiving needs.

 

Ready for Tomorrow

Technology evolves. That's why the ML6000 family supports a wide range of software from leading companies like Symantec, EMC and CommVault, as well as the Dell/EMC and Dell EqualLogic disk portfolio. The PowerVault ML6000 uses drive technology that is future-ready, capable of expanding with the market to support different connectivity options including SCSI and Fibre Channel. Long-term investment requires a system that is flexible, modular and scalable, and the PowerVault ML6000 family is ready to grow with your enterprise.

Green With Tape

Be Green With Tape

When factoring in the features and benefits of tape storage — such as reliability, portability, encryption (Linear Tape-Open Ultrium 4 [LTO4] and Linear Tape-Open Ultrium 5 [LTO5]) and the shelf life (over 20 years) of tape cartridges — tape storage is the perfect solution for your long term or short term backup or archiving needs. In addition, when tape media is stored, it does not require energy until it needs to be accessed. By using zero energy when stored, tape is naturally green.

Key Benefits:

Long-term investment protection

The Dell PowerVault™ ML6000's modular architecture provides versatility to help protect long-term investments. The control module can be placed anywhere in the expansion stack, making it easy to grow and customize your library.

The ML6000 series is compatible with software from Symantec, Computer Associate, and CommVault. It is also certified and tested with Dell PowerEdge™ servers and the Dell/EMC disk portfolio so you don't have to invest additional resources to achieve compatibility.

With service offerings including backup implementation and backup design and assessment, you can ensure your backups are appropriately planned. With the use of LTO-4 and LTO-5 drives and WORM capable and encryption-enabled media, you can keep your data secure from accidental changes, loss, or theft.

Predictive self-diagnostics for optimum availability

The PowerVault ML6000 series features built-in, intelligent diagnostics that help isolate failures and provide exceptional availability. It proactively sends e-mail notifi cations and proposes resolution paths through an integrated data path verifi cation tool, minimizing unplanned downtime. And the Fibre Channel configuration now offers path fail-over to the network for even higher availability.

Easy-to-use wizards provide you with painless maintenance tools. The straightforward administration wizard is driven through Microsoft Windows using library action requests. Similarly, the troubleshooting wizards offer resolution options for known issues ranging from cleaning and restoring drives to opening a service ticket.

Scalabilty capacity and performance

The PowerVault ML6000 series uses capacity-on-demand scalability to increase usable capacity easily and non-disruptively. Users simply select an initial configuration that provides additional tape slots, preinstalled and ready to be activated by a simple software key. When all slots are activated, users can add expansion modules for more capacity.

The ML6000 series is designed to automate the retrieval, storage, and management of tape cartridges with exceptional modular scalability. It has a minimum native transfer rate of 80MB/s and grows to a maximum of 140MB/s. You can also scale from 61.5TB of native backup storage capacity to 613.5TB using LTO-5 SAS or fibre channel drives.

There is a range of flexible configurations, scaling from one drive to a maximum of 18, and from 41 to 409 cartridge slots. You can even add or remove tape cartridges from the library while it is online, further enabling you to expand your library as your data grows.

Dell Global Services

Dell brings pure execution to IT services. The planning, implementation, and maintenance of your IT infrastructure deserves nothing less. Variability in execution can compromise user productivity, IT resources, and ultimately, your reputation. By utilizing our heritage of process-driven excellence, Dell Services can deliver a smarter way.

  • Deployment Services: Custom Delivery, Remote or On-Site1 Installation, Custom Factory Integration
  • Enterprise Support Services: Platinum Enterprise Support, Gold Enterprise Support, Silver Enterprise Support, Basic Enterprise Support, Dell/EMC Maintenance, High Performance Computing Cluster (HPCC) Support
  • Assessment, Design, and Implementation Services: IT Architecture Services, Hardware Consolidation, Software Migration
  • Asset Recovery and Recycling Services: Disposal, Donation, Value Recovery, Lease Return
  • Training Services: Dell Hardware Training and Certification, Infrastructure Software Training and Certifi cation, PC Skills and Professional Development Training, Learning Management

Technical Specifications:

PowerVault LTO Tape Drives
Features ML6010
Control Module
ML6020
Control Module
ML6030
Control Module
Rack Height 5U 14U 23U
Dimensions (HxWxD) 8.6" x 17.4" x 31.4"
(21.9cm x 44.2cm x 79.8cm)
24.4" x 17.4" x 31.4"
(61.9cm x 44.2cm x 79.8cm)
40.1" x 17.4" x 31.4"
(101.9cm x 44.2cm x 79.8cm)
I/E Station Slots 6 6, 12, or 18 6, 12, 18, 24, or 30
Maximum Storage Slots 41 (with I/E Station) 133 (with I/E Station) 225 (with I/E Station)
Drive Types LTO-3 SCSI, LTO-3 FC, LTO-4 SAS, LTO-4 FC, LTO-5 FC, LTO-5 SAS
Tape Drives 1, 2 1-6 1-10
Interconnect Type SCSI, Native Fibre Channel, or SAS
Weight 66lbs (30Kgs) 125lbs (5.8Kgs) 184lbs (83.6Kgs)
Reliability
Mean Cycles Between Failure (MCBF) >2,000,000
Mean Time to Repair (MTTR) 30 minutes
Environmental
Electrical 100-240 VAC, 50-60Hz
Temperature 10º to 40ºC operating >
Humidity 20-80% non-condensing operating
Frequency 50-60Hz
Operating Altitude 30,000ft (9,144m)
Power
Requirements 350W with optional redundant power supply and line cord
Drives & Performance
Support Media LTO-1 (read-only in LTO-3 drives), LTO-2 (read/write in LTO-3 drives, read-only in LTO-4 drive), LTO-3 (read/write in LTO-4 drives, read-only in LTO-5 drive), LTO-3 WORM (read-only in LTO-4 and LTO-5 drive), LTO-4 (read/write in LTO-5 drives), LTO-4 WORM (read-only in LTO-5), LTO-5, LTO5 WORM
Library Management Operator panel touch screen: Web client, SNMP protocol, SMI-S protocol
Library Managed Encryption Optional
Library Robot Control LUN
Maximum Library Capacity 61.5TB 199.5TB 337.5TB
Native Cartridge Capacity (LTO-5) 1.5TB
Native Drive Throughput (min.) (LTO-5) 140MB/s
Data Buffer (LTO-5) 256MB
Additional Options and Expansions
Features ML6000
Expansion Module
ML6030CM +
ML6000EM
ML 6030CM + (2) ML6000EM
Rack Height 9U 32U 41U
Dimensions (HxWxD) 15.8" x 17.4" x 31.4"
(40cm x 44.2cm x 79.8 cm)
55.9" x 17.4" x 31.4"
(141.9cm x 44.2cm x 79.8cm)
71.7" x 17.4" x 31.4"
(181.9cm x 44.2cm x 79.8cm)
I/E Station Slots Add 6 or 12 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, or 42 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48, or 54
Maximum Storage Slots Add 46 or 92 317 409
Drive Types LTO-3 SCSI, LTO-3 FC, LTO-4 SAS, LTO-4 FC, LTO-5 FC, LTO-5 SAS
Drives 1-4 1-14 1-18
Interconnect Type SCSI, Native Fibre Channel, or SAS
Weight 59lbs (26.8Kgs) 243lbs (110.4Kgs) 302lbs (137.2Kgs)
Reliability
Mean Cycles Between Failure (MCBF) >2,000,000
Mean Time to Repair (MTTR) 30 minutes
Environmental
Electrical 100-240 VAC, 50-60Hz
Temperature 10º to 40ºC operating
Humidity 20-80% non-condensing operating
Frequency 50-60Hz
Operating Altitude 30,000ft (9,144m)
Power
Requirements 350W with optional redundant power supply and line cord
Drives & Performance
Support Media LTO-1 (read-only in LTO-3 drives), LTO-2 (read/write in LTO-3 drives, read-only in LTO-4 drive), LTO-3 (read/write in LTO-4 drives, read-only in LTO-5 drive), LTO-3 WORM (read-only in LTO-4 and LTO-5 drive), LTO-4 (read/write in LTO-5 drives), LTO-4 WORM (read-only in LTO-5), LTO-5, LTO5 WORM
Library Management Operator panel touch screen: Web client, SNMP protocol, SMI-S protocol
Library Managed Encryption Optional
Library Robot Control LUN
Maximum Library Capacity 406.5TB 475.5TB 613.5TB
Native Cartridge Capacity (LTO-5) 1.5TB
Native Drive Throughput (min.) (LTO-5) 140MB/s
Data Buffer (LTO-5) 256MB

Services:

Hardware Support Service Plans

Dell Infrastructure Services: Execution without excuses:
Dell brings pure execution to IT Services. The planning, implementation and maintenance of your IT infrastructure deserves nothing less. Variability in execution can compromise user productivity, IT resources, and ultimately, your reputation. By leveraging our heritage of process driven excellence, Dell Services can deliver a smarter way. That's Pure Dell.

Gold Enterprise Support:
Provides 7x24 rapid response and resolution of critical issues including escalation management and On-Site* Emergency Dispatch procedures to quickly restore operations. This level of support is appropriate for servers that are being used for email systems, database applications and virtualization.

Silver Enterprise Support:
Silver support provides convenient 7x24 phone access for hardware and core software troubleshooting with 4-hour2 7x24 on-site* services following completion of phone-based troubleshooting. This level of support is appropriate for file and print servers and other non-production testing and development.

Take Your Support to the Next Level

Platinum Plus Enterprise Support
Dell's most comprehensive level of premium support for storage systems combines rapid response and resolution for critical issues with customized account planning and reporting to proactively help improve uptime. With Platinum Plus, you receive direct access to the Enterprise Command Center and a designated Platinum Technical Account Manager and can enjoy the benefits of these two new innovative features:

  • Operations Performance Benchmarking Innovative management tools and processes, providing customers with unprecedented visibility into their IT operations and a mechanism for continuous improvement.
  • ECC Real-time Tracking Window A real-time web based tool that allows customers to track the real-time position and status of every open incident they are experiencing around the world, without picking up the phone.

Additional Service Offerings

In today's environment, businesses depend on their advanced server and storage systems running like clockwork. Maximum uptime is crucial. IT professionals' success and credibility depends on knowing they can reliably deliver business-critical operations and rapidly resolve problems when they do arise. They also need the flexibility to match support to the different needs of various end users and applications environments, smartly balancing quality and costs.

Backup and Recovery
Dell offers comprehensive project management to help you optimize your technology, improve efficiencies, and minimize downtime with a tailored Archiving, backup, recovery solution engineered to provide increased flexibility, scalability, and manageability.

Storage and Server Consolidation
Consolidation services provide a common platform to allocate and manage growing demands for data storage and helps reduce administrative effort by establishing a single management console. Dell's comprehensive approach to storage and server consolidation helps you accelerate productivity by delivering customized systems, software and services that ease management and can result in lower total cost of ownership. Consolidation can offer these key benefits:

  • Simplify Operations
  • Improve Utilization
  • Cost Effective Scaling

Comprehensive Storage Training and Certification
Arm your employees with the knowledge and skills they need to be as productive as possible. Dell offers comprehensive training services which include hardware and software training, as well as PC skills and professional development classes. Dell training can help improve system reliability, maximize productivity, and reduce end user requests and downtime.

On-Site Installation and Remote Installation Services

Remote Configuration Set-up

  • Assistance configuring or setting up your new server's operating system for the first time
  • Flexibility with Dell remotely "driving" the install via online Web-Ex session or allowing you to perform via phone-based instruction
  • Most cost-effective solution to quickly getting your server OS up and running

On-Site Installation: Hardware and OS

  • An On-Site* Dell technician to ensure proper physical setup & functionality of the hardware and Windows operating system in your business environment
  • Assistance installing your new server into a Dell-support rack
  • Reduced time required to get your new server completely up and running

Pricing Notes:

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