Entry-level LTO tape library designed to provide reliable, high-capacity, high-performance tape backup
The IBM TS3200 tape library leverages the latest generation of LTO technology to help cost-effectively handle growing storage requirements. The TS3200—and its storage management applications—is designed to address capacity, performance, data protection, reliability, affordability and application requirements. It is a functionally rich, high-capacity, entry-level tape-storage solution incorporating the latest LTO Ultrium tape technology. The TS3200 is an excellent solution for large-capacity or high-performance tape backup with or without random access, as well as an excellent choice for tape automation for IBM Power Systems™, and other open systems.
The TS3200 tape library is well-suited for handling the backup, restore and archive data-storage needs for small to midsize environments. With the use of up to two LTO Ultrium full-height tape drives or up to four LTO Ultrium half-height tape drives and with 48 tape cartridge capacity, the TS3200 tape library is designed to use LTO technology to cost-effectively handle growing storage requirements. It is configured with four removable cartridge magazines, two on the left side (24 data cartridge slots) and two on the right (24 data cartridge slots).
Additionally, the lower left magazine includes a three-slot I/O station to help support continuous library operation while importing and exporting media. A bar code reader is standard in the library, supporting its operation in sequential or random-access mode. The TS3200 also comes standard with remote management capabilities to allow for remote administration of the tape library through a web interface. The optional Path Failover feature is designed to provide automatic control path failover to a preconfigured redundant control path in the event that a host adapter or control path drive is lost, without aborting the current job in process.