Nomadic LTO5 Dual Fibre, SAS, and 10 Gigabit Storage Backup
The GVS Nomadic LTO5 Tape Drive represents GVS's third-generation of LTO
tape drive technology. Positioned as the one of highest capacity drive
in the Nomadic family, the LTO5 features an 3TB; compressed (2:1) storage
capacity using new LTO-5 media. By doubling the capacity of current Ultrium
drives, GVS customers now require fewer data cartridges to meet their
storage backup needs, significantly reducing their IT costs and increasing their
ROI. The LTO5 also features a compressed (2:1) data transfer rate of 1 TB/hr.
Using a new 16-channel recording head, an Fibre or 6Gbit SAS
interface, and increases in media tracks and bit density, the GVS LTO5
sets a new performance benchmark as the world's fastest tape drive. For
customers that continually experience shrinking backup windows, the LTO5
is the ideal direct-attach backup storage solution for enterprise and
mid-range server, as well as entry-level hard drive arrays.
LTO5 supports the industry's most comprehensive list of compatible hardware
and software platforms. Each drive option includes a single-server version
of GVS Data Protector (license) and Yosemite TapeWare (CD) backup software,
as well as support for GVS Nomadic One-Button Disaster Recovery (OBDR)
and GVS Nomadic Library and Tape Tools (L&TT). The LTO5 Tape Drive
is fully read and write compatible with all second-generation Ultrium
media, and adds a further degree of investment protection with the ability
to read all first-generation Ultrium media as well. The LTO5 also represents
GVS's first tape drive solution to deliver support for Write-Once, Read-Many
(WORM) media. This feature allows customers to easily integrate a cost-effective
solution to secure, manage, and archive compliant data records to meet
stringent industry regulations. GVS customers can now manage all of their
backup and archiving data protection needs with just one drive.
GB Capacity: The LTO5 tape drive is a high capacity drive that
stores 1,500 GB on a single cartridge with 2:1 compression.
Mbit/s Performance: The world's fastest tape drive with sustainable
data transfer rates to 140 Mbit/s at 2:1 compression.
Rate Matching (DRM): Allows the tape drive to dynamically and
continuously adjust the speed of the drive,
matching the speed of the host or network.
Open Standard: Drive technology based on an open standard that
provides for media compatibility across all brands of LTO Ultrium 5 (read/write) 4 (read/write) 3 (read)
Compatibility: Qualified on GVS Nomadic, GVS9000, and Metropolis
platforms, as well as many servers from other leading vendors such
as Apple, Dell, IBM, HP and Sun.
Compatibility: Extensive list of supported backup and archiving
software applications .
for WORM Media: Able to read and write to new Write-Once Read-Many
(WORM) GVS Nomadic Data Cartridges
and Diagnostics Software Included: GVS Nomadic Library and
Tape Tools software provides a single application for managing and
troubleshooting your tape drive, media and configuration.
Software Included: Includes a single-server version
Disaster Recovery (OBDR) Supported: Firmware-based disaster
recovery feature that can restore an entire system using a single
LTO5 tape drive and data cartridge
capacity drive allows customer to backup more data with fewer data
cartridges: High capacity drive reduces the costs associated
with data protection by requiring fewer data cartridges to complete
fast performance can backup more data in less time: High performance
drive allows customers to scale their backup capacities without having
to increase their backup windows.
Rate Matching optimizes performance while reducing tape and media
wear: Data Rate Matching optimizes the performance of the tape
drive by matching the host server or network's data transfer rate,
putting less stress on the tape drive and media.
open standard provides customers with more choices: The LTO
open standard ensures compatibility across all brands of Ultrium tape
drives, giving customers a greater choice of Ultrium solutions without
losing investment protection.
hardware and software qualification increase customers agility to
adapt to new environments as needed: Support for heterogeneous
hardware and software platforms provides customers with a single tape
drive solution for all environments.
protection through backward write and read compatibility: Backward
read compatibility ensures that files from generation one and two
Ultrium data cartridges can be recovered using the GVS LTO5 tape drive.
Backward write compatibility allows the customer to create backups
using second-generation Ultrium media with their GVS LTO5 tape drive,
maximizing their ROI for media that was previously purchased.
integrate a secure method for archiving compliant records using Ultrium
WORM media: With a single GVS LTO5 tape drive and GVS's comprehensive
support for hardware and software platforms, customers can easily
integrate a WORM-based archiving solution into their current data
protection strategy using LTO Ultrium solutions.
set of management and diagnostics tools included with each tape drive
option and available via free download from GVS.com: Tape drive
management, performance optimization, and troubleshooting is made
simple using the GVS Nomadic Library and Tape Tools application that
is included with GVS LTO5 tape drive.
hardware and software solution in the box with each GVS LTO5 tape
drive: GVS LTO5 tape drives ships with a choice of single-server
backup software applications (GVS Open Source Data Protector and Yosemite
TapeWare), tape drive media, and Fibre or 6Gbit SAS cables, providing the
customer with a complete data protection solution in the box.
and fast disaster recovery with One-Button Disaster Recovery (OBDR)
included in the drive firmware: GVS LTO5 tape drives include
a GVS-exclusive disaster recovery feature, One-Button Disaster Recovery,
that allows the customer to simply and quickly recover a server's
operating system, software applications, and data using a single GVS
Ultrium data cartridge.
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