Tandem Non-Stop Tape Drives
Every feature to be found on a genuine Tandem/Compaq/HP Non-Stop Tape Solution can be found on a our tape subsystem, giving plug and play with Tandem's NonStop Kernel operating system and full compatibility with the Himalaya S- and K- series.
Now it is even easier to upgrade your Tape solutions from K-Series to S-Series.
Controllers Supported: 3214, 3216, MFC
Tape Emulation: 5170, 5190, 5194, 5141, 5145
Each unit has an easy to understand display and is available in either black or white. No software or set-up is required. Once it is plugged in, the unit is ready.
With a Dual Drive unit Tape Mirroring, Cascading, Autoswitching and Off-Line Copy features are all selectable options from the informative front panel.
Our unique multi-partitioned AIT tape feature is ideal for TMF dumps. Up to 64 equal partitions can be formatted onto a single cartridge, the cartridge will then be available to store up to 64 TMF dumps. If partitions are not required a fast unattended backup is available by using an unformatted cartridge
- High Capacity.
- Fast access to data for restore.
- K- and S- Series compatibility.
- Efficient use of cartridge for many small backups..
Tabletop & Rackmount Models
Housed in new StackStorage enclosures, our subsystems have a sturdy internal steel chassis that safeguards sensitive electronic components while providing a strong framework on which to stack enclosures. Units interlock in either a horizontal or vertical position. Additionally, factory-configured rack-mountable subsystems are available, or you can do it yourself with our StackStorage conversion kit.
Informative Front Panel Display
Using straightforward text and graphics, the integrated front panel LCD shows you the tape drive's activity. With a glance you can determine the remaining and consumed capacities of a tape, how fast the data is transferring and confirm that your backup operation is working. Each data element updates every four seconds, so all information is current.
Dual Drive with MultiFunction Technology
Off-line tape replication: lets you make integral copies of your tapes for offsite storage - simply insert original tape in tape-drive #1, blank-tape in tape-drive #2, press button and replicate your tape.
Tape mirroring: creates two sets or exact copy of your backup tape in real-time - in the same time that it takes to write one tape, it will write the exact same information to both drives simultaneously.
Concatenation or cascade mode: both drives appear 'concatenated' to provide the equivalent of one continuous unit - backups start on tape-1 and then continue automatically & seamlessly on tape-2 once tape-1 fills up, so it is like having a 2-tape autoloader.
Striping: stripe data to both drives effectively doubling transfer rate and capacity.
Dual-drive units incorporate our MultiFunction technology, allowing sophisticated backup operations such as:
And all the above features are implemented using a single SCSI ID and one connection to your server (except for the Off-line tape replication which does not require server connection and can work as a standalone device) - saving you both time and money.
Our tape subsystems are optimized for use on all Tandem NSK platforms. We can configure a custom tape solution to your unique Tandem environment using a wide variety of tape technologies and configurations.
When connecting subsystems to a K-Series server, either the Tandem multifunction controller (MFC), 3214 tape controller, or 3216 fiber-optic tape controller can be used.
When connecting subsystems to an S-Series server, the SCSI tape ports on the processor and I/O multifunction units (PMF and IOMF), or the fiber plug-in card and SCSI plug-in card (FPIC and SPIC) on the ServerNet/DA can be used.
Easy Migration from K- to S-Series
Our series of tape solutions emulate standard Tandem tape drives as plug-and-play replacements. With any of our systems, we appear to the host as a 5170 or a 519x solution. This means that as you move to S-Series, our tape drives can move with you.
Compatible with other CPUs
We also supply plug-and-play tape solutions for:
- Windows 3.x/95/98/NT
- IBM OS/400
- Digital UNIX and VMS
|Subsystems||Tabletop, Rackmount, Dual-drive |
||DLT from 4 to 15 tapes|
AIT from 12 to 22 tapes
Partitioned AIT up to 1408 logical tapes online
8mm 7 to 22 tapes
4mm 6 to 18 tapes
|Libraries||From 2 to 12 drives|
From 10 to 588 tapes
From 400 GB to over 40 TB
|Dual-drive||Mirroring, Striping, Cascading, Off-Line Copy|
Stackable (up to six units)
Integrated devices easily daisy chain
Universal power supply
|DLT||4000, 7000 and 8000|
|AIT||AIT-1 and AIT-2|
Partitioned AIT (multiple volumes per tape)
|8mm||Eliant 820 and Mammoth 8900|
|4mm||DDS-2, DDS-3 and DDS-4
|Hardware||Any NonStop Himalaya, Cyclone, or CLX 800 server|
|Software||Tandem NonStop Kernel, any supported software release, D20.02 or later (K-series) or G02 or later (S-series)
|Tandem 5170, 5190/5194/5196
|Data Cartridges, Cleaning Cartridges, Cables and Terminators