Scalar i3

A low-cost, secure and easy-to-use library for long-term data archiving and cyber-protection.

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A Scalable, Easy-to-Use Tape Storage System

Struggling to keep up with storage demands, data security, and shrinking IT budgets? The Scalar® i3 Tape system is designed specifically to give mid-sized IT environments the kind of protection provided by Quantum tape, while solving the problems associated with cost, scaling, and management. The Scalar i3 can start as a single 3U system that provides secure, cost-effective backup storage of up to 1,125* TB. It can scale in 25-slot increments as data volumes increase—all the way up to 18* PB in only 24U. Its Capacity-on-Demand (CoD) software makes growing the system easy and economical.

The Scalar i3 includes all security features as described in the Quantum Scalar Security Framework to help maintain data integrity and protect against cyber threats. It is a simple cartridge-based media handling system, and it uses Quantum’s intelligent iLayer™ management software to monitor library systems and provide intuitive, proactive alerts. The result is the industry’s best tape backup and archive protection at the lowest total ownership cost.

*Assuming a 2.5:1 compression on LTO-9

Modular Tape System Solves the Problems

Featured Benefits

Reduce Administration Time

Quantum’s iLayer management software, at the core of every Scalar library, has been fully refreshed, bringing system setup and management to a whole new level of ease. An intuitive, mobile-first management interface guides users quickly through the setup process. And its proactive diagnostic feature ensures the system stays up and running with minimal administrative involvement—saving valuable time and operating expenses.

Manage Data Growth

While Scalar i3 is designed as an easy-to-manage, cost-effective, entry-level tape library, it has the flexibility to grow as storage needs change. Scalar i3 can scale cartridge slots from 25 up to 400, in 25-slot increments with Capacity-on-Demand (CoD) software licensing, increasing compressed LTO-9 capacity from 1,125 TB up to 18* PB. Scalar i3 also supports from 1 to 24 tape drives, allowing users to balance read/write performance as needed.

*Assuming a 2.5:1 compression on LTO-9

Ensure Data Integrity and Security

Intelligent features available in Scalar i3 ensure that data stored for long-term retention remains both secure and preserved in a readable state, and it cannot be stolen or viewed by unauthorized parties. Even if individual tapes or the entire library are stolen, data encryption AES-256 ensures that the information is safe. Robust data security thwarts data breaches, blackmail, and the associated regulatory compliance complications that come with them.

Maximize Efficiency, Minimize Costs

Scalar i3 comes packed with high-efficiency features designed to minimize total storage costs. Features like best-in-class storage density (reducing data center footprint with up to 18* PB in just 24U, and 80 PLUS® certified power supplies (requiring the lowest power and cooling needs), minimize the operating costs of storing data offline for ransomware protection or the long-term preservation of archive data.

*Assuming a 2.5:1 compression on LTO-9

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