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ADIC doubles tape library capacity and throughput with support for LTO-3.

Advanced Digital Information Corporation (Nasdaq:ADIC), a leader in Intelligent Storage solutions for the open systems market, has announced broad support for the third-generation Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium tape drive, offering users dramatically enhanced capacity and data transfer rates for its LTO family of tape libraries. With LTO-3 technology, ADIC tape libraries now offer single-library capacities of up to 10 petabytes and maximum combined data transfer rates of up to 50 TB per hour.

The ADIC family of LTO-3 libraries provides the broadest solution range in the industry. It includes a full line of intelligent tape automation systems that extends from compact workgroup libraries to scalable solutions for consolidating enterprise backup and multi-robotic platforms for very large-scale archiving applications.

"LTO-3 means that better library management tools are even more critical," said Bill Britts, ADIC executive vice-president of sales and marketing. "Larger and faster libraries mean that IT departments can consolidate protection for more servers and applications. But unless users also have easy access to better management tools it can actually make backup harder to control. ADIC's libraries are the perfect platforms for LTO-3 because they integrate directly into the library the industry's most advanced management features, including proactive path verification, managed SAN connectivity, capacity-on-demand growth, and automated diagnostics that actually reduce the need for service calls by 50% over conventional libraries.

"Offering LTO-3 libraries is important for our customers because it means that their backup systems will be able to keep up with the growth of data and will continue to drive down costs. These are both important issues as users work to provide dependable and secure data protection for short-term file retrieval, system-wide disaster recovery, and long-term data retention in support of regulatory requirements."

LTO-3 technology will be available in ADIC's Scalar 24, Scalar 100, Scalar i2000, and Scalar 10K tape libraries and FastStor 2 autoloader, with shipments beginning in April 2005. LTO-3 drives offer double the capacity (up to 800GB (a) per cartridge) and more than twice the data transfer rate (up to 160MB (a) / second throughput) of LTO-2 tape drives, and they provide backward capability with prior-generation Ultrium media.
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Publication:EDP Weekly's IT Monitor
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Date:Feb 21, 2005
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