Easy. Scalable. Efficient.
Scalar® i3 tape library is designed for ease of use, from initial setup to ongoing management.
Mid-sized Environments Face Unique Backup Challenges
Medium-sized businesses and remote office locations often struggle to keep backup working effectively while keeping costs low. Many disk backup products can leave data vulnerable to malware, and they can make it difficult to get copies of files off-site for true DR protection.
Tape traditionally has been an answer, but unpredictable data growth makes it hard to plan backup systems, and most tape libraries make scaling complex and expensive. On top of that, traditional tape libraries can cost IT admin staff hours and hours in management time.
Modular Tape System Solves the Problems
Scalar i3 was designed specifically to give mid-sized IT environments the kind of protection provided by LTO media, while solving the problems associated with cost, scaling, and management. The Scalar i3 can start as a single, 3U unit, providing dense, cost-effective backup storage of up to 750 TB. But then it can scale in 25-cartridge increments as data volumes increase—all the way up to 12 PB. Its capacity-on-demand, software-key growth makes growing the system easy and economical.
The Scalar i3 features simple cartridge-based media handling, and it uses Quantum’s intelligent iLayer management software to monitor library systems and provide intuitive, proactive alerts. The result is the industry’s best tape backup protection at the lowest total ownership cost.
Reduce Administration Time
Quantum’s iLayer management software, at the core of every Scalar library, has been fully refreshed, bringing system setup and management to a whole new level of ease. An intuitive, mobile-first management interface guides users quickly through the setup process. And its proactive diagnostic feature ensures the system stays up and running with minimal administrative involvement—saving valuable time and operating expenses.
Manage Data Growth
While Scalar i3 is designed as an easy-to-manage, cost-effective, entry-level tape library, it has the flexibility to grow as storage needs change. Scalar i3 can scale cartridge slots from 25 up to 400, in 25-slot increments with Capacity-on-Demand (CoD) software licensing, increasing compressed LTO-8 capacity from 750 TB up to 12 PB. Scalar i3 also supports from 1 to 24 tape drives, allowing users to balance read/write performance as needed.
Maximize Efficiency, Minimize Costs
Scalar i3 comes packed with high-efficiency features designed to minimize the total storage costs. Features like best-in-class storage density (reducing data center footprint with up to 12 PB in just 24U), and 80 PLUS certified power supplies (requiring the lowest power and cooling needs), minimize the operating costs of storing data off-line for ransomware protection or the long-term preservation of archive data.
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
We are so pleased with Quantum’s performance, its value from a pricing perspective, and its capabilities and expandability that there is no reason for us to switch to anything else.Alex Rodriguez
It is a reliable technology – very robust. Quantum is the main pillar of our bank data safety.Piotr Rochala
We needed a robust storage system that could scale to handle massive data sets stored on multiple types of media. We also needed a stable solution that could support 24/7 operation.
When you think disk backup, there’s only one name in the frame: Quantum. Serco has enjoyed an excellent 12 year relationship with Quantum, and we trust their technology, people, and product road map.Duncan Smith
Expertise, flexibility, and fast response characterized the Quantum/Scasicomp team throughout the implementation of this project, from engineering study to final rollout. We couldn’t have made a better choice—Quantum’s solution met 100% of our expectations.Eric Frischeteau
User Interface: Local touch screen; HTML5 remote management GUI with mobilefirst design for mobile, tablet, and PC support
Connectivity Options: 8 Gb Fibre Channel and 6 Gb SAS
Inventory Speed: Approximately 1 minute for typical configurations
Firmware Updates: Customers can choose to have automatic checks for firmware updates to ensure use of the latest library and drive code levels
Configuration: Auto-discovery and auto-calibration for installed/added components (modules, tapes, drives, magazines, etc.)
Library Partitioning: Supports up to 12 partitions
Import/Export: Customers can choose to have automatic checks for firmware updates to ensure use of the latest library and drive code levels
Library MSBF: Greater than 2 million
Library MTTR: 30 minutes
Power: 80 PLUS® certified power supplies
Diagnostics: Proactive Diagnostics embedded within the library monitor major subsystems, run self-diagnostic procedures, and send policy-based communications to system administrators
Module Upgrade: Any module may be added in less than 30 minutes; all components are customer installable.
Control Module (H × W × D): 5.2 in x 17.4 in x 36.4 in (13.3 cm x 44.1 cm x 92.45 cm)
Expansion Module (H × W × D): 5.2 in x 17.4 in x 36.4 in (13.3 cm x 44.1 cm x 92.45 cm)
RACK INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS
- Library must be installed in a standard 19-inch four-post rack enclosure
- Minimum rack depth is 42.13 inches (1,070 mm)
Safety Standards: IEC-60950 with worldwide country deviations
Emissions Standards: CNS 13438 Class A, EN 55022:2010 Class A, FCC Part 15 Class A, KN 32, VCCI
Immunity Standards: EN 55024, KN 35
International Certifications: CE (Europe), VCCI (Japan) TUV/GS (Germany), FCC (USA), ICES (Canada), cTUVus (USA and Canada), EAC (EurAsian Conformity Mark), KCC (Korea), BSMI (Taiwan)
Electrical: 100 VAC to 240 VAC, 50 Hz to 60 Hz
Power: 80 PLUS® certified power supplies
Temperature: 16 °C to 35 °C operating temperature
Humidity: 20 to 80% non-condensing operating humidity