Dell Tape Solutions

Dell Tape and Removable Media Solutions for Long-Term Archiving

Considered the first and last line of defense against data loss, tape and removable disks can be used for long-term data storage and backup. Tape or removable disk media is highly portable and can easily be taken off-site for added data protection. With the introduction of disk-based technology, users can now back up to a removable disk in addition to a tape-based format for their growing data protection needs. Both solutions can be tailored for a wide range of environments and needs.

Ideal for unattended backup and restore, tape automation combines a high level of performance with user-friendly 'no-manual' operation. With robotic mechanisms that automatically swap tape media in and out of drives, tape automation can help administrators back up information while away from the office. Tape automation systems can house multiple tape media cartridges, enabling administrators to retain a large quantity of duplicate, backup information for long-term storage.

When it comes to backup/retrieval and archive library environments, no single solution suits all purposes.

Dell™ offers a complete line of tape storage solutions, from standalone to autoloaders to scalable libraries. The amount of tape storage needed is determined by the amount of data that needs to be archived or protected and the length of the backup window.

To satisfy the growth of data requiring retention and archiving, enterprises choose from among tape solutions to satisfy data center, regional office, remote location, and departmental needs, all of which offer a common look and feel.

Dell offers a complete line of libraries certified with industry-standard backup and retrieval applications, from such trusted technology partners as CommVault and Symantec™. In addition, iSCSI-to-SAS bridge cards enable direct connection between tape systems and storage area networks (SANs) without any degradation in transfer speed.

Key Benefits

  •   ::  Flexibility to choose from a range of rackable, direct attached or automated tape solutions
  •   ::  Library Managed Encryption service on selected models of PowerVault™ tape systems
  •   ::  Integrated support for leading backup applications
  •   ::  Scalability up to 600+ TB of capacity in a single automated tape enclosure
  •   ::  iSCSI-to-SAS Bridge Cards that allow direct attachment of tape libraries to an iSCSI SAN with minimal or no degradation in transfer rates