Rorke Data, Inc. , a subsidiary of San Jose-based Bell Microproducts, Inc. and a Archive, Back-up and RAID storage solutions vendor for the healthcare industry, this week announced it has incorporated Sony's new AIT-3 tape drive technology into its RTL Series of scalable AIT tape libraries, doubling the libraries' capacity.
By incorporating Sony's AIT-3 tape drive technology with additional tape drives and tape cartridges, a Rorke spokesperson said, the RTL Series of archive libraries has a capacity range of 500GB to over 60TB of non-compressed data storage. Offering true in-the-field expandability, the RTL Series is available in configurations with as few as 10 cartridges and a single AIT drive to systems with over 600 cartridges and up to 12 drives.
"We predicted a year and a half ago that, in combination with Sony technology, the RTL Series would allow our customers to continue doubling their storage capacity every 18 months," said Joe Rorke, VP/Marketing, Rorke Data, "and this upgrade, which features a unique blend of design efficiencies with cutting-edge technology, does exactly that, by allowing our users to cost-efficiently double their native storage capacity on-site.
"Every library in the upgraded RTL Series is designed for field-upgrading to the next model number by adding additional drives and media caddies," said Rorke. "The entire library calibrates itself automatically with built-in optical alignment, so a technician can field-upgrade a customer from 2TB to 4TB, for example, in less than two hours."https://o1.qnsr.com/log/p.gif?;n=203;c=204660765;s=10655;x=7936;f=201812281308090;u=j;z=TIMESTAMP;a=20400368;e=i
The RTL Series of AIT2 libraries is available in 12 models. Pricing for the RTL Series' 500GB libraries starts at $6,000, ranging up to $200,000 for a 12 drive, 60TB solution.