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Dell Tape Backup
Tape and Removable Media for Long-Term Archiving

Considered the first and last line of defense against data loss, tape and removable disks can be used for long-term data storage and backup. Tape or removable disk media is highly portable and can easily be taken off-site for added data protection. With the introduction of disk-based technology, users can now back up to a removable disk in addition to a tape-based format for their growing data protection needs. Both solutions can be tailored for a wide range of environments and needs.

Ideal for unattended backup and restore, tape automation combines a high level of performance with user-friendly 'no-manual' operation. With robotic mechanisms that automatically swap tape media in and out of drives, tape automation can help administrators back up information while away from the office. Tape automation systems can house multiple tape media cartridges, enabling administrators to retain a large quantity of duplicate, backup information for long-term storage.

When it comes to backup/retrieval and archive library environments, no single solution suits all purposes. Dell™ offers a complete line of tape storage solutions, from standalone to autoloaders to scalable libraries. The amount of tape storage needed is determined by the amount of data that needs to be archived or protected and the length of the backup window. To satisfy the growth of data requiring retention and archiving, enterprises choose from among tape solutions to satisfy data center, regional office, remote location, and departmental needs, all of which offer a common look and feel.

Dell offers a complete line of libraries certified with industry-standard backup and retrieval applications, from such trusted technology partners as CommVault and Symantec™. In addition, iSCSI-to-SAS bridge cards enable direct connection between tape systems and storage area networks (SANs) without any degradation in transfer speed.

Key Benefits

Tape Automation

PowerVault 124T Tape Autoloader

PowerVault 124T Tape Autoloader

Consolidating multiple or remote application server backup into a rack-optimized 2U form factor.

  • Ideal for consolidating multiple or remote application servers for unattended, automated backup
  • High-density, rack-optimized tape autoloader solution that supports up to 24TB (LTO-5) of native capacity within a small, 2U form factor
  • Supports maximum native transfer rates of 504GB/hr (LTO-5)
  • Remote Management functionality to deliver reliable backup through any web-based browser
  • Simple scalability through the dual-magazine design allowing you to manage eight cartridges per magazine (16 total cartridges per unit, 2 magazines)

PowerVault TL2000 Tape Library

PowerVault TL2000 Tape Library

Ideal for small- and medium-sized businesses that require affordable, easy-to-use, automated tape backup and archiving.

  • 2U solution that can be rack mounted or easily converted into a desktop solution
  • Web-based remote management: perform diagnostics, check status, monitor operations and logs, and upgrade firmware
  • Library-managed encryption (optional with LTO4 and LTO5 only)

PowerVault TL4000 Tape Library

PowerVault TL4000 Tape Library

Offers expandable and affordable tape automation for organizations whose data-protection needs have outgrown autoloader technology or capacity.

  • 4U solution that can be rack mounted or easily converted into a desktop solution
  • Web-based remote management: perform diagnostics, check status, monitor operations and logs, and upgrade firmware
  • Library-managed encryption (optional with LTO4 and LTO5 only)

PowerVault ML6010 Tape Library

PowerVault ML6010 Tape Library

Customers who require proactive monitoring to reduce overall management time. Part of Dell's PowerVault ML6000 Modular Tape Library system, the ML6010 is a 5U control module with a 61.5TB maximum library capacity.

  • 5U tape library control module
  • Library partitioning for improved flexibility (library managed encryption available with LTO4)

PowerVault ML6020 Tape Library

PowerVault ML6020 Tape Library

Customers who require proactive monitoring to reduce overall management time. Part of Dell's PowerVault ML6000 Modular Tape Library system, the ML6020 is a 14U control module with a 199.5TB maximum library capacity.

  • 14U tape library consist of a 5U control module and a 9U expansion module for additional capacity
  • Capacity-on-demand slot activation license keys. Start with 41 slots and activate up to a total of 133 slots without interrupting library operation.
  • Library partitioning for improved flexibility (library managed encryption available with LTO4)

PowerVault ML6030 Tape Library

PowerVault ML6030 Tape Library

Customers who require proactive monitoring to reduce overall management time. Part of Dell's PowerVault ML6000 Modular Tape Library system, the ML6030 is a 23U control module with a 337.5TB maximum library capacity.

  • 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
Removable Disk Storage Models

PowerVault LTO-3-080 Tape Drive

PowerVault LTO-3-080 Tape Drive

Provides robust performance and capacity for applications like digital video, archiving, data mining and supplychain management.

  • Interchanging media cartridges with tape libraries
  • Half-height chassis
  • 288GB/hr (native) back-up rate

PowerVault LTO-5-140 Tape Drive

PowerVault LTO-5-140 Tape Drive

Customers looking to store and protect their data efficiently without the added cost and expense of software-based encryption.

  • Offers up to 1.5TB native capacity with a transfer rate of 504GB/hr.
  • Interchanging media cartridges with tape libraries
  • Single external LTO-5 tape drive, internal model available within server configurations
  • Device Level Encryption simplifies the encryption process