Dell PowerVault TL4000 Tape Library
Versatile, expandable, affordable
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The PowerVault™ TL4000 tape library offers expandable and affordable tape automation for organizations whose data-protection needs have outgrown autoloader technology or capacity. It's the product of choice for small, medium and large businesses that require an affordable, versatile, easy-to-use, automated midrange tape backup solution.
- 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)
Automated Data Protection
Regular, disciplined backup is a vital part of a complete disaster recovery strategy. The PowerVault™ TL4000 is a powerful tape library that helps organizations automate their backup processes to reduce the need for manual intervention and the risk of human error. The PowerVault TL4000 uses optical cartridge location technology for precision cartridge handling and inventory, which helps improve the overall reliability of backups.
Support for Your Dell Internet SCSI (iSCSI) Storage Area Network (SAN)
To supplement the growth in iSCSI SANs, Dell has introduced an iSCSI-to-SAS bridge card for the TL-series tape libraries (Dell PowerVault TL2000 and TL4000). This solution allows users to directly attach a tape backup target to an iSCSI 1 Gb Ethernet SAN utilizing little to no degradation in transfer speed, 90 MB/s in most cases. Additionally, the iSCSI-to-SAS bridge card is fully compatible with Dell PowerVault M3000i and Dell EquaLogic™ PS iSCSI array series.
Tapes can be imported and exported individually using a mail slot or twelve at a time using one of two magazines. The library utilizes barcode-scanning technology to record the location of tape media, so you can be assured that your critical data is properly stored and ready in case disaster strikes.
An on-board, user-friendly LCD interface allows you to easily monitor, control, configure and service the library. While you are away, the tape library enables you to remotely administer all functions, including system status and logs, diagnostics and drive operations, as well as configuration and inventory management features.
The low cost for tape combined with its long history of proven reliability helps ensure its continued use for both backup and archiving. The portability of tape allows it to be taken off-site and stored in a vault. In addition, LTO-5, LTO-4 and LTO-3 tape technology supports WORM (Write-Once-Read-Many) capability which allows permanent data storage that cannot be overwritten to help meet compliance regulations.
Big Capacity — Small Space
With its compact form factor, the PowerVault™ TL4000 packs an impressive amount of information in a small amount of space. Occupying only four units (4U) of rack space, the library can hold up to 48 tapes providing up to 72 TB(with Ultrium LTO-5 1.5TB tapes) of native capacity — ideal for small office environments managing explosive data growth.
Ultrium Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Performance
The PowerVault TL4000 supports Ultrium LTO-5 drives—a high-speed tape technology that can natively back up an impressive 504GB of data per hour. LTO technology is based on a tape industry standard that specifies backward read-and-write compatibility with LTO-5 & LTO-4 generation media(n,n-1) and read compatibility with LTO-3(n-2) media.
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.
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