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Quantum Corporation's ATL P4000 and ATL P7000 libraries are now available with a Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) interface that the company said provides the performance needed for Super DLTtape(TM) and LTO Ultrium tape drives.
Quantum said the ATL P-Series libraries with integrated GbE interface provide a high-performance, automated backup system that can be shared by an unlimited number of network attached storage (NAS) filers, reducing equipment and management costs. The Gbe solution can also be used with jumbo frames (large Ethernet packets) for those network infrastructures that support this technology.
According to the company, the ATL P7000 has up to 16 tape drives and 679 cartridges and up to 149 terabyte (TB) capacity and 1.7 TB/hour performance. It scales to 32 drives and 1,324 slots for more than 290 TB capacity using Super DLTtape drives, and more than 3.4 TB/hour performance with LTO Ultrium drives. The ATL P4000 has up to 10 tape drives and 322 cartridges, with up to 70 TB capacity and one TB/hour performance. The ATL P4000 can also scale by adding a second frame, either another ATL P4000 or an ATL P7000.