A next-generation cloud storage solution that delivers high storage density and integrated management
Big data offers enormous opportunities for insight that can set you apart from the competition, but you need the right technology to help you manage and use that data. Cloud solutions from IBM can help you harness the power of big data more quickly while reducing costs and enabling a secure environment.
IBM TS4500 Tape Library is a next-generation storage solution designed to help midsized and large enterprises respond to cloud storage challenges. These challenges include high data volume growth in cloud and hybrid cloud infrastructures, increasing cost of storage footprints, the difficulty of migrating data across vendor platforms, and the increased complexity of IT training and management as staff resources shrink. In TS4500, IBM delivers the density that today’s and tomorrow’s data growth requires—along with the cost efficiency and the manageability to grow with business data needs while preserving existing investments in IBM tape library products. You can achieve both a low cost per terabyte (TB) and a high TB density per square foot. In fact, TS4500 can store up to 5.5 PBs of data in a single 10 square-foot library.
TS4500 provides advanced capabilities for integrated tape drive and media management, delivered within a single-pane-of-glass management console. The TS4500 graphical user interface (GUI) is based on the unified interface used in other IBM storage solutions. It includes key features to help guide storage administrators in completing critical tasks.
For example, you can monitor a tape library via persistent, at-a-glance library utilization and health status indicators.
In addition, TS4500 features such as automatic control-path and datapath failover, tape-drive encryption, dual robotic accessors and WORM media support improve management and help to reduce risk in the cloud.