When attached to StorNext primary storage and powered by StorNext 5 data management software, tape archives provide a tier of massively scalable storage. StorNext tape archives enable you to preserve data for the long-term without the cost, space, power consumption, and management of primary disk. With StorNext AEL archives and Scalar tape libraries, you get best-in-class management, monitoring, and data security from the market share leader in LTO tape automation. And did we mention that tape is green?
The economics of tape just can’t be argued with.
StorNext tape archives combine the lowest power and cooling storage with best-of-breed monitoring to reduce the headaches of managing large archives, and to save you time. In fact, StorNext tape archives with iLayer™ software reduce administrative cycles up to 70% compared to other libraries. And with StorNext’s slot-based pricing, you will enjoy TCO benefits when migrating StorNext AEL Archives to future generations of LTO.
Archiving big sets of big files for the long-term has never been easier.
StorNext tape archives are available in a range of models, and let you start small, scale big, and scale efficiently with capacity-on-demand growth. And with the StorNext AEL6000, you can scale up to nearly 30PB with LTO-6 and our optional High-Density Expansion Modules. And the archive capacity doesn’t stop there—with StorNext Vaulting, infrequently used data may also be stored outside the library for even greater cost savings and scale.
The file you need looks like it’s right where you left it.
With tape archives in a StorNext tiered storage solution, data can be automatically migrated to the lowest-cost storage—with zero impact to your workflows and users. Transparency means that files still appear in their original file system location, so your editors, analysts, and scientists don’t need to worry about the physical file location. Saving you time and increasing your efficiency.
Take advantage of EDLM to ensure your data integrity.
StorNext AEL tape archives include Extended Data Life Management (EDLM) to proactively detect suspect media and automatically migrate data to new tapes if needed. This self-healing capability gives you long-term data integrity. And because you set the policies that control the frequency and behavior of EDLM, you ensure that your archived data is available when you need it.