Quantum Develops New Tape Storage Array

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The data storage company Quantum is introducing a new tape storage device.

Quantum released its Scalar i6H tape storage product, a modular redundant array of independent libraries (RAIL), according to the company last month.

Scalar i6H is intended for hyperscale exabyte cold data archives by web-scale companies and enterprises “looking to build private clouds.”

Scalar i6H was developed for storage density and “ease of use,” as the device is assembled in a rack and service-able by customers, enabling technicians with “no tape expertise” to manage many devices at scale.

The device is designed to minimize the physical footprint of tape storage and total cost of ownership as well as reduce power and cooling costs with 80 PLUS-certified power supplies.

Quantum plans for a customer to get the device installed and operational in “under an hour.” 

The device’s Scalar security features, including for ransomware, are designed to help create “cyber-resilient” private clouds.

Scalar i6H also includes various Scalar line software features: including cloud-based analytics; multi-factor authentication (MFA); data encryption and key management; tape integrity checks with policy-based tape scanning; proactive system monitoring and diagnostics; and a suite of RESTful web services for system management.

Bruno Hald, VP and GM of secondary storage at Quantum, said Scalar i6H is the company’s “latest generation tape library platform.” 

Chris Ehrlich
Chris Ehrlich
Chris Ehrlich is the managing editor of several web properties in the TechnologyAdvice network. He has over 20 years of experience delivering content-based results across journalism and communications, including on B2B technologies. As a leader in digital journalism, he’s driven targeted content that resonates with audiences and increases key metrics. As a leader in branded communications, he’s driven multi-channel content for clients that spreads their messages and generates measurable returns. He holds a B.A. in English and political science from Denison University in Ohio.

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