Oracle unveils StorageTek SL150, aimed at midsize and growing businesses
By Digital News Asia July 23, 2012
- Claims new scalable storage solution costs up to 75% less upfront than the competition
- Can be installed in 30mins; capacity can be added quickly using USB-based auto-discovery system
ORACLE Corporation has announced the StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library, claiming it was the lowest cost scalable tape library in the market.
The StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library is an ideal archive and data protection solution for midsize and growing businesses, said Amit Malhotra (pic), Oracle’s director of storage sales (Japan and APAC), Systems Division.
“It can scale from 30 to 300 slots and up to 900 terabytes (TB) of capacity, giving customers ample room to grow in a single tape library and significantly reducing service, installation and capital expenditure costs,” he said in a statement issued by Oracle.
“(It) delivers the capacity they need today and the headroom to grow with their businesses in the future,” he added.
The StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library can offer 40% higher density than competitive products; can be deployed and expanded at up to a 75% lower acquisition cost than comparable midrange solutions, Oracle claimed.
It also comes with streamlined management via an intuitive graphical user interface built on Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Linux. Users can easily view and navigate drive, library and media information without dealing with cumbersome file structure drill-downs as in other solutions, the company claimed.
Oracle also said the tape library can be installed as fast as 30 minutes and capacity can be added quickly using the library’s USB-based auto-discovery system to find new expansion modules.
It also supports a wide range of open systems environments. Operating systems and platforms include Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux, Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Database Appliance, Oracle’s SPARC and Sun x86 servers, and Oracle’s Sun Storage.