Ecrix Announces 2u Tape Autoloader


Ecrix Corporation today announced that its new VXA AutoRak(TM) will be available by year's end. The VXA AutoRak is a rack-mountable tape storage autoloader that stores up to 660 GB of compressed data for companies.

"We continually try to anticipate storage needs and requirements in the small-to-medium sized business market with VXA technology," said Bill Almon, vice president of marketing and sales for Ecrix Corporation. "We believe the VXA AutoRak will be the first in a trend of high-density, rack-mountable storage solutions targeted to organizations and service providers needing to increase storage capacity while minimizing cost and space."

According to the company, the new VXA AutoRak stores 660 GB of compressed storage capacity, transfers data at 21.6 GB/hour and will cost less than $3,500 retail price to compete effectively against current 4mm/DDS autoloaders. It is available in a 2u (u = 1.75 inches) size that minimizes space used in standard 19-inch racks.


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