The i40 and i80 tape libraries join the Scalar i2000 and Scalar i500, which also incorporate Quantum's iLayer management software, the first comprehensive system for evaluating the integrity of library drives and media. Like all Scalar libraries, the i40 and i80 provide users with a highly cost-effective means of long-term retention and disaster recovery as part of a balanced approach to data protection.
Key Features and Benefits
- Simple capacity-on-demand scalability
- Simplified management with iLayer features
- Highest level encryption standard
Quantum's iLayer software can reduce library and media management time by more than 50 percent and is embedded in over 30,000 Scalar libraries shipped to date. iLayer offers users proactive diagnostics through easy-to-understand messages sent directly to IT with specific corrective actions.
The intuitive interface saves administration time for both small businesses and remote offices, reducing the demands on staff to keep the system running reliably.
The Scalar i40 can efficiently and cost-effectively accommodate a customer's data storage growth by scaling from 25 slots up to 40 slots through capacity-on-demand (COD) software licensing. With COD, users can increase storage space by up to 60 percent within the system's original footprint.
The Scalar i80 supports future storage needs by scaling from 50 slots up to 80 slots. Offering up to five import/export slots in the i40 and 10 in the i80, the libraries enable easy loading and unloading of tapes for offsite storage.