GB Labs archives at full-throttle with multiple LTO-5 drives

Date: 04/04/2012
GB Labs archives at full-throttle with multiple LTO-5 drives

At the NAB 2012, GB-Labs will introduce its Space LTO ultra high-performance archive server. Its unprecedented power enables users to write to its four built-in LTO-5 drives concurrently, all at full speed. Space LTO Mini will be unveiled at NAB 2012 on booth SL6020.

 

At the launch of the product, Ben Pearce, Sales and Marketing Director of GB Labs said: An archiving device with multiple tape drives each backing up 1.5TB of data is a tempting prospect for media organizations. However, the reality is that few existing appliances can sustain the native 140MBs write speed of a single drive, let alone to write to four tapes. In what we believe to be a first, we are proud to launch Space LTO with four built-in drives, all working at full throttle.

 

The product was developed not only to accelerate archiving and data retrieval times. A key consideration was also to avoid the wear and tear on the magnetic tape that is the result of the shuttling and scrubbing techniques that slower devices have to employ.

 

Pearce continues: Our customers simply will not entrust their valuable data to stressed tape. They insist that the units they use run consistently at full speed. Our engineers now have developed a solution that can now offer the performance level the industry needs.

 

A 2U rack-mounted unit, the Space LTO works in tandem with a 10Gb Ethernet network-attached Space storage unit which is real-world tested to deliver sustained performance in excess of 600MBs. Now installed at BBC Archives in the UK, the GB Labs LTO-5 appliance is leading the way in reliable long-term storage.

 

Space LTO will be on show at NAB 2012 for the first time alongside the new Space LTO Mini with its single tape drive. For more information, please visit GB Labs on stand Booth # SL6020.



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