Density. Performance. Security.
Scalar i6000 is the most feature-rich and technically advanced enterprise tape library available, allowing organizations to optimize the library configuration to meet their specific workflow demands.
Is Enterprise Data Protection in a Crisis?
Enterprise IT departments face daunting data protection challenges. Not only is data growing rapidly, but there are more kinds of data sets and more complex, multi-application environments. Requirements to retain data for years and ensure its security are increasing at the same time there is more and more danger from threats like ransomware.
Disk-based data protection can become expensive over time and may not protect against malware. Storing data in the cloud can mean rising costs from 3rd-party vendors, and your critical data may be outside your control.
Scalar i6000 Enterprise Library from Quantum
Scalar i6000 is the Enterprise library with the industry’s best combination of capacity, security, and economy. A single unit can store up to 360 PB of data, and it scales using capacity-on-demand growth and slot-based pricing—so you get the densest and most economical storage now and in the future.
Retaining data on LTO protects it from malware and supports vaulting for DR protection, and the Scalar i6000 leads the industry in features that make sure data is protected and available.
Intelligent diagnostics monitor systems and issue proactive alerts. Full redundancy—from drives, power supplies, data and control paths, even robotics—ensures continuous availability. And Military-grade encryption and automated Extended Data Life Management (EDLM) ensures that your files are readable and safe, no matter how long you retain them.
SCALAR i6000 FEATURES ULTRA-HIGH DENSITY AND A 19-INCH RACK FORM FACTOR, AND SCALES FROM 100 TO 12,000 CARTRIDGES.
High Density without Compromise
The only high-density design that does not compromise robotic performance or reliability, while providing up to 23.4 PB in a single, standard 19-inch rack footprint.
Reduce Administration Time
RESTful Web Services API enable users to script any library configuration, operational or reporting task that can be completed through the remote management web GUI. This comprehensive API allows customers to save time by automating any administrative task.
Scalar i6000 has a comprehensive set of high-availability features to ensure the system remains operational and accessible. Redundant power supplies and path failover (for both robotic control and data path) provide the fault tolerance needed in an enterprise system. Additionally, intelligence built into the iLayer software provides a higher level of availability as advanced features like environmental and power monitoring, proactive diagnostics and media-drive cross-tab reporting, identify trends and notify users of potential issues before faults occur—enabling proactive control of the library system to ensure maximum uptime.
Ensure Data Integrity and Security
Intelligent features available in Scalar i6000 ensure that data stored for long-term retention remains both secure and preserved in a readable state. Extended Data Life Management (EDLM) runs policy-based integrity checks to ensure the data stored on tape remains readable. When coupled with intelligent data management applications, like Quantum StorNext®, content on suspect tapes can migrate automatically to a new tape, retaining data integrity levels set by the user-defined policies. Additional security features like AES 256-bit encryption, with set-and-forget library-controlled key management, and media removal notifications, ensure valuable content is protected from unauthorized access.
When you look at not only cost per gigabyte, but harder to measure figures like the cost of cooling and power, the price advantage of tape is compelling. Add to that the scalability of Quantum libraries and the ability to better control what data goes on disk and what is archived or backed up on tape, and you’ll understand why we’re excited about all the things we can do with Quantum’s Scalar LTFS.Ben Wright
The great thing about the DXi6700 appliance is that it integrates seamlessly into our broad data protection environment, using deduplication to solve our backup challenges.David Weston
Quantum doesn’t just provide the ability to do basic tape backup—it is the flexibility of the architecture and tools in the Scalar tape library that allow us to meet regulatory, encryption, and compliance requirements.Matt Stamper
I don’t give endorsements to products very often, but I feel Quantum’s [DXi] is worthy of one. We had the ideal scenario to take full advantage of deduplication, and Quantum had the product we’ve been able to count on.Sasha Puric
We used to spend an entire day of work each week just tending to the backup and this new solution has reduced that time to almost nothing. In fact, it proactively tells me that everything is happy, so now my team can rest easy and concentrate on new projects...All thanks to Quantum.Thomas Rup
Cartridge Slot Starting Points: 100, 200, 400, 700, 1,500, 3,000, 5,000, 7,000, 9,000, and 11,000
Drive Interface: 8 Gb Fibre Channel, 8 Gb native Fibre Channel
Library Interface: 8 Gb Fibre Channel bridged through the drive for data; 1 GbE with remote GUI and RESTful Web Services for library management.
Inventory Speed: For most modules, 1 minute 12 seconds; four modules <5 minutes
Configuration: Auto-discovery and auto-calibration for installed/added components (modules, tapes, drives, magazines, etc.)
Control Module: One I/E station with 24 slots
Expansion Modules: Option for 0, 24, or 72 slot I/E stations per expansion module
Maximum I/E Station Slots: 1,104 slots
Extended Import/Export: Allows licensed storage slots to be used as import/export elements
Bulk Load/Unload: Up to 540 slots per High-Density Expansion Module (HDEM) without interrupting library operations
Auto-import: Library automatically imports cartridges to multiple partitions based on user policies without needing cartridges placed in specific I/E slots
Export Redirect: Automatically redirects cartridge exports to bulk unload areas or to an Active Vault based on user policies
*Up to 240 import/export elements supported per logical partition
Electrical: 100-240 VAC, 2-24 KVA
-48 VDC, <1 kVA per module
Power: 80 PLUS® certified power supplies
Temperature: 15 °C to 35 °C operating temperature
Humidity: 20 to 80% non-condensing operating humidity
Library MSBF: Greater than 3 million
Library MTTR: 20 minutes, 10 minutes for Dual Robot replacement
Power: Optional 2N power
Diagnostics: Proactive Diagnostics embedded within the library monitor major subsystems, run self-diagnostic procedures, and send policy-based communications to system administrators
Safety Standards: TUV IEC-60950-1:2006 CB Scheme, EN 60950-1 2nd Edition
Emissions Standards: Class A: FCC CFR-47 Part 15, CISPR 22, EN 55022, KN22, ICES-003
Immunity Standards: EN 55024, KN24
International Certifications: CE, cTUVus, KCC (MIC), GOST, VCCI, C-Tick
Control Module (H × W × D): 77.4 in × 24.3 in × 38.3 in (196.6 cm × 61.7 cm × 97.4 cm)
Expansion Module (H × W × D): 77.4 in × 23.6 in × 38.3 in (196.6 cm × 59.9 cm × 97.4 cm)
Parking Module (H × W × D): 77.4 in × 23.6 in × 38.3 in (196.6 cm × 59.9 cm × 97.4 cm)