Organizations have more data than ever before to manage, protect and preserve for longer periods of time. They must balance between mitigating risks and reducing costs when making data management investment decisions. The IBM Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium 6 half high tape drive is designed to help organizations manage explosive data growth; sustain rapid, reliable access to data; and ensure business resilience.
Increase capacity and performance
Rapid data growth compounds the need for increased storage capacity and speed. The sixth generation of LTO Ultrium tape drives delivers 2.5 TB native capacity and 576 GB/hour native data transfer rate to provide fast data backup and recovery and reduce the disruption from a major data loss or outage. The LTO Ultrium 6 half high tape drive offers up to 6.25 TB of compressed data cartridge capacity for even greater efficiency and performance.
Optimize data security
Organizations must ensure data privacy and protect data from unauthorized access and unintentional loss. Tape cartridge portability facilitates remote, offline data storage, thus providing superior protection from natural or manmade threats that can impact online or onsite data. The LTO Ultrium 6 half high tape drive features device-level data encryption for added security and data protection and supports write-once-read-many (WORM) media cartridges for reduced risk of data loss due to human error.
Protect your technology investment
Users need to leverage advances in technology while maximizing the useful economic life of prior investments. The LTO Ultrium 6 half high tape drive is read- and write-compatible with Ultrium 5 media and read-compatible with Ultrium 4 media. Users can integrate LTO Ultrium 6 drives with existing tape automation hardware and prior-generation media. Tape cartridges offer the longest shelf life of any storage medium and reduce the number of hardware replacement cycles required to support long-term data retention.
Reduce operating costs
By virtue of lower energy costs and lower acquisition cost per gigabyte, tape remains the most economical and environment-tally friendly storage technology available. The substantially higher capacity of LTO Ultrium 6 reduces the number of car-tridges required for data backup and archival, thereby reducing media storage space requirements.
Enjoy support for IBM Linear Tape File System
LTO Ultrium 6 supports Linear Tape File System (LTFS), which makes tape storage an even more compelling solution for data protection and preservation. Data files are indexed to facilitate search and retrieval using disk-like directory tree structures and drag-and-drop techniques. Users and applications can directly retrieve files from tape rather than rely on proprietary, third-party applications.