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Qualstar Unveils One of the Largest Enterprise Tape Library Systems on the Market with Next-Generation Architecture

  • 09 August, 2007 16:00

<p>Expands to over 5 Petabytes of storage, up to 96 LTO drives, over
6,000 tape cartridges -- all easily managed with the new X-Link™ intelligent interface</p>
<p>SYDNEY., August 9, 2007 – AustSTOR Qualstar’s Value Added Australian Distributor partner, today announces -- announces the availability of Qualstar® Corporation XLS Enterprise Tape Library System in Australia. The XLS is one of the highest capacity libraries on the market today. The XLS Library System expands from 140 terabytes to more than 5 Petabytes to enable corporate users to invest in as much capacity and data access power as they need for enterprise backup, archive and data security solutions and then seamlessly and easily scale up as their needs increase.</p>
<p>Qualstar’s XLS is based on its new, patented Compass Architecture™ that delivers very high storage densities exceeding 80 TB per square foot while reducing the wear and power consumption that are typical of less advanced designs. Compass Architecture enables fast access to data since the XLS robotics can access more than 2,800 tapes while moving an average of only 21 inches, horizontally.</p>
<p>Modularity and ease of expansion are hallmarks of the Compass Architecture design, which consists of two distinct modules that can be combined to build flexible, high density, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective library systems. The LRM, Library Resource Module, is a self-contained, standalone tape library. The initial LRM models house up to 655 cartridges and 32 LTO™ (Ultrium™) tape drives. Cartridge bays and drive bays can be mixed and matched to achieve the desired balance between storage capacity and data throughput to meet individual system requirements.</p>
<p>The second key part of the XLS system is the MEM, Memory Expansion Module. Two MEMs can be attached to a single LRM. Each MEM holds an additional 1,075 tapes, 860TB (native) using LTO 4 technology, in just over 8 square feet of valuable IT floor space.</p>
<p>“Qualstar’s new XLS library system presents an unsurpassed choice for enterprise customers allowing users to buy what they need to meet their storage needs today, and easily add MEMs and LRMs to create much larger systems as their requirements increase.” said Bruce Macdonald, Business Development Manager at ADS (AustSTOR Data Storage).</p>
<p>“Easy expansion and great flexibility means that XLS is the library system that can’t be outgrown. The LRM and MEM building blocks can be assembled in various configurations starting at 355 tapes and easily expanding to more than 6,000 tapes. If throughputs an issue for customers, consider the XLS’s support for up to 96 tape drives making the XLS one of the most flexible, scalable storage designs ever introduced in Australia.” Macdonald added.</p>
<p>Qualstar XLS Libraries are available through AustSTOR www.auststor.com.au</p>
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Qualstar Logo
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About Qualstar
Qualstar is a manufacturer of automated tape libraries used for backup, archival storage, data protection and disaster recovery. Its products are known throughout the world for their rugged, Simply Reliable design yielding years of trouble-free operation. Qualstar tape libraries are sold, installed and supported worldwide by authorized Value Added Distributors/Resellers, Systems Integrators and Original Equipment Manufacturers. Qualstar Corporation is publicly traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol QBAK. More information is available at www.qualstar.com or by phone at 805-583-7744.</p>
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About AustSTOR Data Storage (ADS)
AustSTOR Data Storage Pty Ltd Distributes a comprehensive range of Data Storage Solutions designed to reduce storage complexity, boost productivity and be positioned for the next era of digital business growth. It is our goal to identify and source the latest advances in storage centric products and solutions that will meet all of your business objectives. For more information, please see the company's website at www.auststor.com.au</p>
<p>Media Release Contact:
Bruce Macdonald
Business Development Manager
AustSTOR Data Storage
brucem@auststor.com.au
Mob: +61 [0] 408 960 128</p>

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