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Tandberg Data introduces StorageLoader LTO-4

LTO-4 HH boosts capacity of 1U tape autoloader to 12.8TB and transfer rates to 576GB/hr

Oslo Norway, (2 June, 2008): Tandberg Data, the global supplier of data protection solutions, today announced the availability of its StorageLoader LTO with fourth generation LTO Half Height tape drives (LTO-4 HH).  The StorageLoader LTO is the ideal entry-level automated backup solution, offering exceptional storage performance and capacities in a compact 1U form factor.

The StorageLoader LTO is available with a choice of LTO-1, LTO-2, LTO-3 and LTO-4 Half-Height drives offering compressed storage capacities up to 12.8TB, transfer rates up to 576GB/hr and is available with LVD SCSI or SAS connectivity.

The introduction of LTO-4 HH within the StorageLoader LTO doubles the storage capacity and the increased performance reduces backup and restore times. The introduction of LTO-4 HH also offers customers hardware encryption, using the 256 bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). This offers users the highest level of encryption capability ensuring data privacy and regulatory compliance.

The LTO WORM (Write Once, Read Many) functionality will help users to meet further regulatory compliance requirements. Government regulations such as SEC and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act have established guidelines on how long data be retained, kept secure and remain unaltered. LTO WORM functionality will offer users cost effective, long term archiving, allowing them to store unaltered data for decades.

“The release of LTO-4 Half Height drive in our StorageLoader LTO reduces the cost of storage for small and medium businesses,” says Bharat Kumar, vice president of marketing and development at Tandberg Data. “The increased capacity, performance and security of LTO-4 HH provide our customers with real choices and a future proof solution".

About the StorageLoader LTO

The StorageLoader LTO is designed for maximum performance and reliability, delivering the lowest storage costs of any 1U tape automation product. The tape drive, power supply and fans are all field replaceable, without having to remove the autoloader from the rack.

The StorageLoader’s metal construction provides an extremely robust and rugged solution for long-term operation. Its multi-lingual web-based remote management will allow for easy system monitoring. The StorageLoader has a unique cartridge load design with two 4-slot removable magazines, which may be ejected by using the front panel interface. Convenient barcode labelling of the eight data cartridges within the two magazines provides quick, convenient and accurate off-site storage. To facilitate disaster recovery plans, bulk loading and off-site storage are easily handled for increased security and convenience.

LTO-4 Half Height

The new LTO-4 half height tape drive provides a native capacity of 800GB (1.6TB compressed) and native transfer speeds of 80MB per second (160MB/sec compressed). High capacity drives reduce storage costs by requiring fewer data cartridges to complete backups. The increased capacity and speed shortens the time needed for backup and restore processes – a key benefit for companies with increasing data storage requirements and shrinking backup windows. The LTO-4 HH drive is available with either LVD SCSI or 3Gb/sec SAS interfaces, making it ideal for small and medium businesses and departmental users.

The LTO-4 HH Tape Drive is fully read and write compatible with all third-generation Ultrium media and backward-read compatibility with second-generation Ultrium media.

Pricing and Availability

The StorageLoader LTO-4 HH is available immediately through Tandberg Data’s network of distributors and resellers.  Estimated street price for the StorageLoader LTO-4 HH is $4,499. The StorageLoader LTO is protected by a standard 3-year warranty that includes a three year Advanced Replacement Service (on components only). Extensions of the warranty and on site services are available as an option.  For more information on Tandberg Data products or to find a distributor in your area, visit www.tandbergdata.com. 

For further information please contact:
Marije Stijnen
Director of Corporate Marketing
Tandberg Data
Tel.: + 44 7909 906012
Email: marije.stijnen(at)tandbergdata.com

About Tandberg Data

Tandberg Data is a leading global supplier of data protection solutions for the SMB. Tandberg Data offers a wide selection of business-grade storage solutions, ranging from disk-based appliances, such as the RDX QuikStor™, the DPS1000 Series™ VTL and DPS2000™ Series NAS, to automated tape solutions like the Tandberg Data StorageLoader™ and StorageLibrary™ Series. Tandberg Data also offers tape drives, based on the LTO, DAT, SLR™, and VXA® tape technology platforms, and media. Tandberg Data solutions are supported by AccuGuard, a robust, easy-to-use deduplication software. All solutions are supported through a worldwide service and support network, recognised globally for its outstanding levels of service. In addition to the standard warranty and support offerings, on-site service upgrades provide Tandberg Data customers with further peace of mind.

Tandberg Data products are supported by all major operating systems and software applications to successfully integrate and operate in heterogeneous storage environments. All solutions are designed to meet the growing storage requirements of small and medium-sized organizations with scalability, reliability, and backward compatibility features that ensure cost-effective operation and  long-term investment protection.

Tandberg Data markets its solutions exclusively through a global channel of qualified resellers and distributors. This channel model is supported by OEM agreements with major server manufacturers including Apple, Fujitsu, Fujitsu Technology Solutions, HP, Hitachi, IBM, and NEC.

For further information, please visit www.tandbergdata.com

Tandberg Data StorageLibrary, StorageLoader, SecureService, DPS1000 Series, DPS2000, VXA, SLR and RDX QuikStor are trademarks of Tandberg Data. RDX is a registered trademark of ProStor Systems, Inc. LTO is a trademark of HP, IBM, and Quantum. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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