Quantum - Scalar i6000


The Scalar i6000 features ultra high density and a 19-inch rack form factor and scales from 100 to 5,322 cartridges

Features and Benefits

  • iLayer Intelligent Software:  Intelligent software automates administrative tasks, reducing administrative time up to 75% compared to other tape library products
  • Active/Active Dual Robots:  Adds a second robot to the library for high availability and faster performance. Operations continue in the event of a robot failure. Robot service is non-disruptive to the application.
  • Extended Data Life Management (EDLM):  Exclusive iLayer feature to ensure availability of your data placed in long-term storage/archive/DR. Integrates with StorNext® Storage Manager to automate protection of archived data.
  • Active Vault:  Archive tapes inside the library to minimize costs and cartridge handling while improving security and access to vaulted content.
  • High-Density Expansion Module:  Can store almost 12.5PB* in a single 19-inch rack without compromising cartridge access performance. Provides non-disruptive bulk loading, fast independent cartridge scan/inventory.
  • Advanced Reporting:  Media, drive and security reports improve understanding of library utilization and performance. Automated report scheduling and distribution save time.
  • Path Failover:  Control path and data path failover features ensure library system stays operational and accessible even with a SAN fabric failure.
  • RESTful Web Services:  Saves administrative time by easily automating repetitive tasks.
  • Smart Bulk Cartridge Imports/Exports:  The largest import/export capability in the industry, coupled with exclusive auto-import and export-redirect features, significantly reduces cartridge load/unload time.
  • Modular Architecture with Continuous Robotics:  Provides flexible scalability in a standard 19” rack form factor without sacrificing reliability.
  • Capacity-on-Demand Growth:  Simplifies storage growth by scaling quickly, easily and without disruption.
  • Quantum Vision® Management Software Support Reduces management time in multiple-device environments and integrates easily with Quantum disk backup solutions.
  • Scalar Key Manager Support:  FIPS-validated solution makes it easy to manage keys, mitigating risk of lost data.
  • Scalar LTFS Appliance: is available to present tapes as NAS storage, enabling new ways to manage and access archive files.


Designed with Quantum's iPlatform architecture and iLayer management approach

Potecting and retaining your data can be challenging. Keeping pace with fast, unpredictable data growth in a cost and time efficient manner pushes IT staff to their limits. Ensuring that data is secure and available over long periods of time adds to these challenges. The Scalar® i6000 tape library was designed to solve these problems and simplify your environment.

The i6000 scales up to 16PB of data, supporting large enterprise storage environments. Capacity-on-demand offers fast, flexible, and non-disruptive growth, easing the difficulties of managing dynamic storage requirements. Quantum customers experience significant management time savings due to the intelligent and proactive features in iLayer management software, up to 75% savings compared to other libraries. The new Media Data Integrity Analysis feature (MeDIA) ensures your archived media is trouble free so the data is available when you need it. Security features like access control and FIPs compliant encryption key management safeguards your data while it’s in the library, after export, and when it’s offsite. 


   
Technical Specification / Datasheet

The Intelligent Tape Library for Enterprise Archive, Disaster Recovery, and Long-Term Data Retention​
Protecting and retaining your data can be challenging. Keeping pace with fast, unpredictable data growth in a cost- and time-efficient manner pushes IT staff to their limits. Ensuring that data is secure and available over long periods of time adds to these challenges. The Scalar® i6000 tape library was designed to solve these problems and simplify your environment.


The i6000 scales up to 180PB of data, supporting large enterprise storage environments. Capacity-on-Demand offers fast, flexible, and non-disruptive growth, easing the difficulties of managing dynamic storage requirements. Quantum customers experience significant management time savings due to the intelligent and proactive features in iLayer™ management software, up to 75% savings compared to other libraries. High availability features like Dual Robot and Path Failover allow the library to continue to operate despite failures of library components or even failures within the SAN fabric.


The Extended Data Life Management feature (EDLM) ensures your archived media is trouble-free so the data is available when you need it. Security features like FIPS-compliant encryption key management safeguard your data while in the library and after export.