Supporting business continuity and long-term data retention
The IBM TS3310 Tape Library is a modular, scalable tape library designed to address the tape storage needs of rapidly growing companies that find themselves space- and resource-constrained with tape backup and other tape applications. Built around a 5U-high modular base library unit, the TS3310 can scale vertically with expansion for LTO Ultrium cartridges, drives and redundant power supplies.
The base library module, model L5B, is the entry point for the product family. It contains all of the necessary robotics and intelligence to manage the 5U-high library system, which houses up to 41 cartridges—35 storage slots and six input/output (I/O) slots—and two LTO Ultrium 7, 6, or 5 tape drives.
The TS3310 model L5B can be expanded with the addition of model E9U expansion units. Each model E9U contains 92 physical LTO Ultrium cartridge storage cells and space for up to four LTO Ultrium 7, 6, and 5 tape drives.
Additionally, the E9U has space for up to two power supply modules, one of which is redundant. At least one power supply module must be installed if a drive is present in the E9U. The TS3310 supports either standard or WORM LTO Ultrium data cartridges and has continued support for encryption of data with LTO Ultrium 7, 6 and 5 tape drives. IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager is required for encryption key management.