The Easy, Efficient, and Scalable Tape Library
Tape remains a popular storage choice for data backup and DR, long-term data retention, and unstructured data archives. Tape’s cost benefit, durability, portability, and off-line protection from ransomware are among the reasons for its sustained popularity. As IT organizations wrestle with rapid unstructured data growth and the increased risk of ransomware attacks, along with the business realities of resource constraints, it’s critical for IT solutions to maximize efficiencies beyond just acquisition costs.
EASE OF USE
The Scalar® i3 tape library is designed for ease of use from initial setup to ongoing management. The Scalar iLayer™ management software, proven to reduce management time and improve system uptime, has been fully refreshed for even greater efficiencies and a modern, intuitive user experience. Its mobile-first user interface design allows library management from anywhere with a network connection on virtually any device.
With features like best-in-class storage density, providing up to 0.75PB in just 3U and up to 3PB in 12U, along with 80 PLUS®-certified power supplies, Scalar i3 enables users to reduce their tape footprint and lower their power and cooling costs, ensuring savings on more than just the initial purchase.
Scalar i3 simplifies growth management with a modular design and Capacity-on-Demand (CoD) scalability. It can scale cartridge slots from 25 slots up to 200—instantly—with CoD software licensing, providing compressed capacities from 375TB up to 3PB. And users can add read/write performance as needed, with support for up to 12 tape drives. With the partitioning feature, Scalar i3 can provide data protection and archiving in a single library as a valuable tool to address today’s IT challenges.
Features + Benefits
iLayer Intelligent Software
Brings system setup and management to a whole new level of ease, saving valuable time.
Simplifies storage provisioning by scaling capacity quickly and easily, without disruption..
Best-in-Class Storage Density
Saves valuable data center footprint with the highest tape storage per rack U.
80 PLUS-Certified Power Supplies
High efficiency, green power supplies minimize power and cooling costs.
Media, drive, and media security reports help balance system resources, improve security, and improve budget and planning. Automated report scheduling and distribution save time.
High Availability Features
Redundant power supplies and control path failover reduce downtime in the event of failure.
Proactive Monitoring and Diagnostics
Resolves issues before impacting operations, to maximize system uptime and minimize operational expenses.
Encryption Key Management
FIPS-validated solution with KMIP support makes it easy to manage keys, mitigating risk of lost data. AES 256-bit encryption standard for highest levels of security.