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Versatile. Expandable. Affordable.
Dell’s PowerVaultTM TL4000 Tape Library offers expandable and affordable tape automation for organisation whose data-protection needs have outgrown autoloader technology or capacity. It is the product of choice for small, medium and large businesses that require an affordable, versatile, easy-to-use, automated midrange tape backup solution.
Automated Data Protection
Regular, disciplined backup is a vital part of a complete disaster recovery strategy. The PowerVaultTM TL4000 is a powerful tape library that helps organisations automate their backup processes to reduce the need for manual intervention and the risk of human error. The PowerVault TL4000 uses optical cartridge location technology for precision cartridge handling and inventory, which helps improve the overall reliability of backups.
Support for your Dell iSCSI SAN
To supplement the growth in iSCSI SANs, Dell has introduced an iSCSI-to-SAS bridge card for the TL-series tape libraries (Dell PowerVault TL2000 & TL4000). This solution allows users to add in a tape backup target into an iSCSI Ethernet SAN utilising little to no degradation in transfer speed, 90 MB/s in most cases.
Tapes can be imported and exported individually via a mail-slot or twelve-at-a-time using one of two magazines. The library utilizes barcode-scanning technology to record the location of tape media, so you can be assured that your critical data is properly stored and ready in case disaster strikes.
An on-board, user-friendly LCD interface allows you to easily monitor, control, configure, and service the library. While you are away, the tape library enables you to remotely administer all functions, including system status and logs, diagnostics and drive operations, as well as configuration and inventory management features.
The comparative low cost for tape combined with its long history of proven reliability helps ensure its continued use for both backup and archiving. The portability of tape allows it to be taken off-site and stored in a vault. In addition, LTO-5, LTO-4 and LTO-3 tape technology supports WORM (Write-Once-Read-Many) capability which allows permanent data storage that cannot be overwritten – a requirement of many compliance regulations.
Big Capacity—Small Space
With its compact form-factor, the PowerVault TL4000 packs an impressive amount of information in a small amount of space. Occupying only four units (4U) of rack space, the library can hold up to 48 tapes providing up to 72TB (with Ultrium LTO-5 1.5TB tapes) of native capacity—ideal for small office environments managing explosive data growth.
Ultrium LTO Performance
The PowerVault TL4000 supports up to four Ultrium LTO-5 drives—a high-speed tape technology that can natively back up an impressive 504GB of data per drive per hour for a maximum of 1.73 TB/hr with four drives. LTO technology is based on a tape industry standard that specifies backward read-and-write compatibility with LTO-5 & LTO-4 generation (n, n-1) media and read compatibility with LTO-3(n-2) media.