Tape Storage

Scalar LTO tape storage provides the lowest-cost long-term storage for archiving and retention, and offline storage to protect against ransomware. Proactive monitoring and management reduces administration time and service interruptions keeping IT staff focused on key business objectives. With the most intelligent features, industry-leading performance, reliability and scalability, it’s easy to see why Quantum is the market share leader in LTO tape storage.

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Quantum continues to be the market leader in LTO tape storage for a reason. Scalar tape libraries and Quantum Certified LTO media provide the lowest-cost solution for long-term storage, with a host of unique benefits.


Lowest Cost Long-term Storage

LTO tape continues to provide the lowest cost long-term storage solution, and for PB-scale datasets is a fraction of the cost of public cloud and other cold storage solutions. And because tape is stored on shelf within these libraries, this “air gap” makes tape the most effective protection against ransomware.  


Industry-leading Scalability and Storage Density

Each of the Scalar libraries provides best-in-class storage density, from the 3U rackmountable Scalar i3, all the way up to the full data center aisle, 20+ frame Scalar i6000. Each of the Scalar libraries can be scaled simply with expansion modules and capacity-on-demand licensing.


Maximize Library Uptime and Minimize OPEX

iLayer proactive diagnostics detect degraded library, drive and media conditions before they cause a failure, or before the media itself degrades. This translates to less time spent managing libraries, less downtime and an overall reduction in operational expense.


Eliminate External Servers

The Scalar iBlade™ is an embedded blade server designed to provide converged tape solutions for certain applications. The Scalar iBlade can be used to host a Veeam proxy server so Veeam users can create tapes without a dedicated physical server, or companies can create a departmental archive with a converged Scalar LTFS appliance.


Military-grade Encryption and Automated Encryption Key Management

Scalar Key Manager works with all Scalar libraries to provide simple, FIPS-validated encryption key management. And since all LTO tape drives use AES 256-bit military-grade encryption, you can rest assured your data is secure.



Full Tape Storage Solutions

Quantum Scalar tape libraries, coupled with Quantum Certified LTO Media, means that you are getting the absolute best value for your entire tape storage system, all backed by the Quantum name. It’s why Quantum has been the market leader in LTO tape storage for years.


LTO-8 is Now Available!

The new LTO generation 8 doubles the tape cartridge capacity from the previous LTO generation 7, enabling customers to store up to 30 TB* per cartridge, and is now available in all Quantum tape storage offerings.  

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Quantum’s tape expert, Turguy Goker, talks about how tape was originally developed, how it’s still incredibly high-tech and why this future-proofed technology is essential for archiving without compromising budget or security.

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