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Efficient, Intelligent, Enterprise-Scale Tape Storage
Massive growth of unstructured data
is challenging IT organizations across
all industries. The sheer scale of data
under management and its rapid
growth rate is requiring new levels
of storage efficiency. Organizations
are realizing the best approach is
an intelligent, multi-tiered storage
solution that balances performance
and cost, and scales easily while
providing users with simple access
to all their stored content. As the
lowest-cost storage technology, tape
is playing an important role in these
new solutions. Scalar® i6 provides
the most efficient, lowest-cost
storage solution for these demanding
workflow environments.
DATA INTEGRITY AND SECURITY
Policy-based data integrity checks are
automated with the Extended Data Life
Management (EDLM) feature, ensuring
stored content remains readable.
With intelligent data management
applications like Quantum’s
StorNext®, suspect tapes can have
content migrated automatically to
a new tape, creating a self-healing
archive. And in-library vaulting
provides protected long-term storage
in the security of the customer’s data
center. Additional security features
like AES 256-bit encryption and
media removal notifications ensure
valuable content is protected from
unauthorized access.
HIGH EFFICIENCY
Scalar i6 delivers best-in-class
storage density with up to 12PB in
a single 19-inch rack, minimizing
valuable data center footprint.
80 PLUS®-certified power supplies
require the lowest power and cooling,
further minimizing ongoing operating
costs, while iLayer™ software features
like Proactive Diagnostics and RESTful
web services save valuable library
administration time.
SCALABILITY
A modular design simplifies
scalability for managing growth.
Each Scalar i6 module supports up
to three full-height LTO tape drives
and 100 storage slots, for up to 1.5PB
of storage per module. Capacityon-Demand (CoD) slot licensing in
25-slot increments provides small
granularity to better manage your
storage costs in a pay-as-you-grow
approach, with capacity scaling from
750TB up to 12PB within a single
19-inch rack.
FEATURES & BENEFITS
Best-in-Class Storage Density
Saves valuable data center footprint
with up to 12PB in a single 19-inch rack.
Extended Data Life Management (EDLM)
Ensures stored data remains readable
with automated integrity checks.
Active Vault
Secure in-library vaulting saves cost,
increases security, and simplifies access
to vaulted content.
Capacity-on-Demand Growth
Simplifies growth by scaling quickly and
easily, without disruption.
Proactive Monitoring and Diagnostics
Maximizes library uptime by resolving
issues before they impact operations.
80 PLUS-Certified Power Supplies
High-efficiency, green power supplies
minimize power and cooling costs.
Advanced Reporting
Media, drive, and media security reports
help manage system resources, improve
security, and improve budget and planning.
Automated report scheduling and
distribution save time.
High Availability Features
Redundant power supplies and path
failover prevent downtime in the event
of failure.
Proactive Monitoring and Diagnostics
Ensures the entire system stays running
smoothly; provides guided steps to resolve
issues often before failures occur.
Encryption Key Management
FIPS-validated solution with KMIP support
makes it easy to manage keys, mitigating
risk of lost data. AES 256-bit encryption
standard for highest levels of security.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
CAPACITY CONFIGURATIONS
SYSTEM CAPACITY
Max Capacity TB (PB)*
LTO-6
LTO-7
No. of Modules
Form Factor
Max Slots
Max Drives
TB
PB
TB
PB
1 (1CM)
6U
100
3
625
0.6
1,500
1.5
2 (1CM, 1EM)
12U
200
6
1,250
1.25
3,000
3.0
3 (1CM, 2EM)
18U
300
9
1,875
1.9
4,500
4.5
4 (1CM, 3EM)
24U
400
12
2,500
2.5
6,000
6.0
5 (1CM, 4EM)
30U
500
15
3,125
3.1
7,500
7.5
6 (1CM, 5EM)
36U
600
18
3,750
3.75
9,000
9.0
7 (1CM, 6EM)
42U
700
21
4,375
4.4
10,500
10.5
8 (1CM, 7EM)
48U
800
24
5,000
5.0
12,000
12.0
Minimum capacity is 50 slots; additional slots can be activated with a Capacity-on-Demand (COD) license.
*Assumes 2.5:1 compression
OPERATION
Interface Options:
Inventory Speeds:
Firmware Updates:
Configuration:
Library Partitioning:
Import/Export:
COMPLIANCE AND CERTIFICATION
8Gb fibre channel for library control and data; 1GbE for management
Ranges from approx. 1 min to 6 min. depending on configuration
Customers can choose to have automatic checks for firmware
updates, to ensure use of the latest library and drive code levels.
Auto-discovery and auto-calibration for installed/added components
(modules, tapes, drives, magazines, etc.)
Supports up to 15 partitions
Configurable, 0-50 in 5-slot increments for every module
RELIABILITY
Library MSBF:
Library MTTR:
Power:
Diagnostics:
Module Upgrade:
Greater than 2,000,000
30 minutes
Optional 2N power
Proactive diagnostics embedded within the library monitor major
subsystems, runs self-diagnostic procedures, and policy-based
communications to system administrators
Any module may be added in less than 30 minutes; all components
are customer-installable.
Immunity Standards:
International Certifications:
HxWxD
10.4” x 17.4” x 36.4” (26.5cm x 44.1cm x 92.45cm)
10.4” x 17.4” x 36.4” (26.3cm x 44.1cm x 92.45cm)
SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY
Consult the most recent Quantum Software Compatibility Guide at http://www.quantum.com/
swcompguide.aspx for a complete list of software and platforms compatible with Scalar i6.
Electrical:
Power:
Temperature:
Humidity:
100-240 VAC, 50-60Hz
80 PLUS certified power supplies
16 to 35°C operating
20 to 80% non-condensing operating
DRIVE CAPACITY AND PERFORMANCE
Drive Type
Cartridge Capacity
Native/Compressed* (TB)
6.0 / 15.0
2.5 / 6.25
Drive Throughput
Native/Compressed* (MB/sec)
300 / 750
160 / 400
LTO-7 and LTO-6 tape drives support encryption and LTFS.
*Assumes 2.5:1 compression
ADVANCED FEATURES
EDLM:
Active Vault:
Advanced Reporting:
Path Failover:
ABOUT QUANTUM
Quantum is a leading expert in scale-out storage, archive, and data protection, providing solutions for capturing, sharing,
and preserving digital assets over the entire data lifecycle. From small businesses to major enterprises, more than 100,000
customers have trusted Quantum to address their most demanding data workflow challenges. Quantum's end-to-end, tiered
storage foundation enables customers to maximize the value of their data by making it accessible whenever and wherever
needed, retaining it indefinitely and reducing total cost and complexity. See how at www.quantum.com/customerstories.
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IEC60950 with worldwide country deviations
CNS13438 Class A, EN55022:2010 Class A,
FCC Part 15 Class A, KN 32, VCCI
EN55024, KN 35
CE (Europe), VCCI (Japan), TUV/GS (Germany),
FCC (USA), ICES (Canada), cTUVus (USA & Canada),
EAC (EuroAsian Conformity Mark), KCC (Korea), BSMI (Taiwan)
ENVIRONMENTAL
LTO-7
LTO-6
PHYSICAL
Module
Control Module
Expansion Module
Safety Standards:
Emissions Standards:
Automated, policy-based data integrity checks
In-library media vaulting
Media Integrity Analysis report, Media Usage report,
Drive Utilization report, Security report and media removal
notifications, Report scheduling with automated report creation
and delivery to distribution lists
Control Path and Data Path Failover
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DS00510A-v01
Oct 2016
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