High-performance, reliable, cost-eff ective data protection
Businesses and public organizations create mountains of data each day — information that is compiled, analyzed, moved, shared, stored, and which may have to be archived to comply with organizational, industry, and government regulations. As your organization increasingly relies on data-rich applications to generate revenue and achieve operational effi ciency, protecting your data is vital; in fact, it may be the single most important thing you can do to ensure the ongoing success of your business. Tape backup is traditionally one of the most cost-eff ective ways to keep data safe and available.
LTO tape technology: The value of standards
Linear Tape Open™, or LTO, technology was developed by an industry consortium to provide the reliability, scalability and performance that today’s IT environments demand of tapestorage solutions. A single LTO tape houses up to 2.5TB of data, and transfers data at up to 160MB/sec, making LTO ideal for the high capacity and streaming backup requirements of today’s enterprises. The LTO standard features help protect your technology investment with a clear growth path, from the original LTO-1, to the new LTO-6, and with a roadmap to future development of LTO-7 and LTO-8. LTO tape’s open standard enables tape and drive compatibility among vendors, and has spawned competition that leads to quality products, innovation and widespread availability at the best prices. Openness means the customer wins
The Dell PowerVault LTO family
Dell™ PowerVault™ LTO tape drives help provide business continuity and disaster recovery for organizations of all sizes using Dell PowerEdge servers or PowerVault NAS servers. The Dell PowerVault LTO tape drive family off ers a range of products that balance aff ordability and performance. LTO-6 delivers the greatest storage capacity in the portfolio at 2.5TB per cartridge–making it ideal for backing up large volumes and consolidating long term archival while reducing IT costs associated with data protection and data preservation. By virtue of being offl ine and portable, LTO tape cartridges can easily and securely be moved off site to mitigate the risk associated with data loss or data corruption due to hardware failure, human error, natural disaster, theft, sabotage or virus.
The value of security
LTO-3, LTO-4, LTO-5 and LTO-6 also off er the user added data protection and security features. For customers with datacompliance requirements, LTO-3, LTO-4, LTO-5 and LTO-6 off er write-once-read-many (WORM) technology. Data that is written to an LTO WORM cartridge in WORM format cannot be re-written or altered. Organizations that choose LTO-3, LTO-4, LTO-5 or LTO-6 tape for backups will also benefi t from being able to use their cost-eff ective tape solution to meet government and industry requirements for unalterable archives of data. The Dell PowerVault LTO-4, LTO-5 and LTO-6 tape drives utilize a secret 256-bit key for data encryption, which is performed in the tape device after host data is received and compressed, at full line speed — resulting in no impact on throughput performance and no host-processor MIPS overhead. Device level encryption removes the need for costly and complex encryption software