Sun Microsystems has launched the Sun StorageTek T10000 enterprise tape drive. This next generation in the StorageTek tape drives range is seen by Sun as the ideal complement to its premier StorageTek automated tape libraries.
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With the T10000 tape drive, Sun says that enterprise customers will gain industry-leading performance and data throughput - twice the capacity of earlier StorageTek enterprise drives - and advanced data protection and security features.
"Our information lifecycle management strategy is singularly focused on helping our customers manage exponential data growth while lowering costs and enhancing the efficiency of their overall storage operations," says Nigel Dessau, vice-president of tape business, Sun Microsystems.
"Featuring over 100 design patents, the T10000 tape drive builds on the rich legacy and proven reliability of the earlier StorageTek T-Series enterprise tape drives and sets a new standard for advanced data storage and protection in data intensive, heavy duty-cycle environments."
Sun says its StorageTek T10000 enterprise tape drive was designed to solve the challenges facing today’s IT managers who have to store and protect burgeoning data repositories while managing around-the-clock IT operations, regulatory compliance requirements and evolving customer service needs. Countering these challenges with the addition of storage hardware and software infrastructure typically translates into significant administrative overheads and adds another layer of management complexity, compounding the burden on an organisation's IT staff.