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Tributary provides custom hardware and software tape solutions to address even the most complex user requirements. With our highly experienced professional staff, we can help solve our customers’ most unique problems. Our expertise in the Tape environment allows us to offer our customer’s state-of-the-art, cost-effective solutions and unsurpassed technical support.

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HPE StoreEver MSL2024 and MSL4048

The HPE StoreEver MSL Tape Libraries meet demanding storage requirement of businesses needing unattended backup, disaster recovery, or archive capability. The MSL Libraries offer a broad choice of storage capacity and technology including LTO-7, LTO-6, LTO-5, or LTO-4, Ultrium tape drives. Web-based remote management makes the MSL Libraries easily managed from across the room or across the globe, eliminating the need for remote office IT staff. Quickly and simply manage the tape media both in and out of the library with the standard bar code reader, configurable mail slots, and multiple 12-slot removable magazines. If a tape were lost or stolen, protect important business data from unauthorized access with data encryption options. MSL library investment protection and uncertain data growth are easily managed within the MSL library portfolio. Quickly increase capacity and/or performance with tool-free drive upgrades in the MSL2024 or 4048, or move tape drive kits to the MSL6480 for library scalability and additional enterprise class features. Proactively receive detailed information about your MSL libraries with TapeAssure. Information about the library, drives, and media are all monitored for utilization, operational performance, and life and health information. Prevent problems before they occur by proactively receiving notification if any library, drive or tape media parameters fall below Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommended standards.

HPE StoreEver MSL6480 Tape Library

The HPE StoreEver MSL6480 Tape Library is the gold standard for mid-range tape automation, delivering best-in-class scalability, density, and performance to meet your short-term backup and disaster recovery data protection needs, as well as long-term archive requirements. Keep pace with data growth by seamlessly scaling up to 7 modules-without disrupting daily data protection. The MSL6480 also saves floor space by providing the highest tape drive density per module of any mid-range tape library. The MSL6480 Tape Library reduces the time and resources needed to achieve enterprise-class manageability, equipping you with proactive monitoring on single pane of glass control.

HPE T950 Tape Libraries

Meeting enterprise data growth challenges head-on, HPE T950 Tape Libraries deliver enormous scalability to keep pace with unpredictable data growth. Choose from a range of base configurations and scale up to 10,020 LTO-7 tape cartridges in increments of 10 slots or 7,615 TS11xx Technology tape cartridges in increments of 9 slots for capacity on demand. Incorporating between 1 and 120 tape drives you can consolidate and store up to 285 PB (compressed 2.5:1) using TS1155 Technology or 150 PB (compressed 2.5:1) using LTO-7 tape cartridges, of enterprise data.

IBM® TS3100 Tape Library

and its storage management applications are designed to exceed your capacity, performance, data protection, reliability, affordability and application requirements. The TS3100 is designed as a functionally rich, entry-level tape-storage solution incorporating LTO tape technology. The TS3100 is an excellent solution for large-capacity or high-performance tape backup with or without random access, as well as an excellent tape automation option for IBM Power Systems™ and other open systems.

IBM® TS3200 Tape Library

is well-suited for handling the backup, restore and archive data-storage needs for small to midsize environments. The tape library leverages the latest generation of LTO technology to help cost-effectively handle growing storage requirements. The TS3200—and its storage management applications—is designed to address capacity, performance, data protection, reliability, affordability and application requirements. The TS3200 is an excellent solution for large-capacity or high-performance tape backup with or without random access, as well as an excellent choice for tape automation.

IBM® TS3310 Tape Library

is a modular, scalable tape library designed for businesses challenged with rapidly growing data backup and long-term data retention needs, and limited physical space for a tape library. The TS3310 offers simple, rapid expansion as processing needs grow. Built around a 5U-high modular base library unit, the TS3310 can scale vertically with expansion for LTO Ultrium cartridges, drives and redundant power supplies. Over time, as your need for tape backup expands, you can add additional 9U expansion modules, each of which contains space for additional cartridges, tape drives and a redundant power supply.

IBM® TS3500 Tape Library

is designed to provide a highly-scalable, automated tape library for mainframe and open-systems backup and archive that can scale from midsized to large enterprise environments. With features such as persistent worldwide name, multipath architecture, drive and media exception reporting, remote drive and media management, and host-based path failover, the TS3500 continues to lead the industry in tape drive integration. It also includes data encryption capabilities within the drives, helping to avoid the need for host-based data encryption—reducing drain on host performance.

IBM® TS4300 Tape Library

is a high-density, highly scalable, easy-to-manage solution designed to keep data securely stored long-term, while helping reduce the costs associated with data center space and utilities. Its modular design enables you to increase cartridge and drive capacity as needed—scale vertically up to seven modules with expansion for Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium cartridges, drives and redundant power supplies. IBM TS4300 enhanced data protection helps meet security and compliance requirements.

IBM® TS4500 Tape Library

is a next-generation storage solution designed to help midsized and large enterprises respond to cloud storage challenges. These challenges include high data volume growth in cloud and hybrid cloud infrastructures, increasing cost of storage footprints, the difficulty of migrating data across vendor platforms, and the increased complexity of IT training and management as staff resources shrink.

Tributary Systems has a wide selection of Tape Drives. From manual load tabletop devices to HPE Integrity and Blade Systems, Tributary has a Tape Drive to fit your needs.

HPE M8805A LTO 6 FC Tape Drive

The HPE M8805A LTO 6 represents HPE’s sixth-generation of LTO tape drive technology capable of storing up to 6.25TB per cartridge. The M8805A provides investment protection with full read and write backward support with LTO-6 and LTO-5 media, and the ability to read LTO-4 media. By nearly doubling the capacity of previous generation LTO Ultrium drives, HPE customers now require fewer data cartridges to meet their storage needs, significantly reducing their IT costs and increasing their ROI.

HPE M8705A LTO 5 FC Tape Drive

The HPE M8705A LTO 5 represents HPE’s fifth-generation of LTO tape drive technology capable of storing up to 3TB per cartridge. The M8705A provides investment protection with full read and write backward support with LTO-4 media, and the ability to read LTO-3 media. By nearly doubling the capacity of previous generation LTO Ultrium drives, HPE customers now require fewer data cartridges to meet their storage needs, significantly reducing their IT costs and increasing their ROI.

HPE M8706A / M8707A / M8708A LTO 5 FC Tape Drive

The HPE M870xA LTO-5 FC tape drives provide direct connectivity to HPE NonStop Integrity NS-Series and Blade System servers for use in a tape library configuration. They are the fifth generation of the Ultrium tape drive family, and deliver a capacity of up to 3 Terabytes (assuming two-to-one data compression) on a single cartridge.

HPE M8607A / M8608A / M8609A / M8610A LTO 4 FC Tape Drive

The HPE M8607A/M8608A/M8609A/M8610A LTO Gen 4 FC based tape drives are small, reliable, high-performance tape drives for use in the MRL50 (M8607A), CTL700/CTL700M (M8608A), SL8500 (M8610A), and as a manual tabletop (M8609A) on HPE Integrity NonStop™ servers. These drives have a native capacity of 800 GB per cartridge as well as a sustained native transfer rate of 120 MB/second.

HPE M8505 LTO 3 FC Tape Drive

The HPE model M8505 LTO 3 tape drive provides direct fibre channel connectivity to Integrity NonStop servers with manual operation in a tabletop configuration.  The M8505 has a native capacity of 400 GB per cartridge as well as a sustained native transfer rate of 40 MB/second.

HPE 5344 DAT 160 Tape Drive

The HPE Model 5344 DAT 160 tabletop manual load tape drive is based on the Digital Data Storage (DDS) format, and is designed for NonStop Integrity NS-Series servers and Blade systems.  The tape drive delivers a capacity of up to 160 GB compressed on a single data cartridge.

Tributary 9840 FC Tape Drive

The crypto-ready 9840D FC tape drive is the newest member of the 9840 tape drive family, and provides fast data access, fast recall, and high throughput. It has a native capacity of 75 GB on a single cartridge, nearly two times more than the 9840C tape drive.

Tributary’s tape autoloaders provide cost-effective, easy-to-install, unattended backups that are ideal for an entry-level or a remote automated backup solution. They provide reliability, simplicity, and value of high-capacity automated backup and recovery in an easy-to-use space-efficient form factor.

HPE M8801A/M8802A LTO 6 FC ACL

The M8801A ACL and M8802A ACL are fully read and write compatible with fifth-generation (LTO-5) Ultrium data cartridges, and offer a further degree of investment protection through its backward-read compatibility with fourth-generation (LTO-4) Ultrium media.

HPE M8701A/M8702A LTO 5 FC ACL

The M8701A ACL and M8702A ACL are fully read and write compatible with fourth-generation (LTO-4) Ultrium data cartridges, and offer a further degree of investment protection through its backward-read compatibility with third-generation (LTO-3) Ultrium media. The M8701A and M8702A can be configured as a tape library when using ELMM (HSF03) on HPE NonStop systems.

HPE M8605A/M8606A LTO 4 FC ACL

The M8605A and M8606A ACL LTO generation 4 tape drives represents the fourth generation of the Ultrium tape drive family and delivers a capacity of up to 1.6 terabytes (assuming two-to-one data compression) on a single cartridge. The M8605A and M8606A ACL are fully read and write compatible with third-generation Ultrium data cartridges, and offers a further degree of investment protection through its backward-read compatibility with second-generation Ultrium media.

HPE M8501/M8502 LTO 3 FC ACL

The M8501/ M8502 15-cartridge ACL, available on HPE NonStop™ servers, is designed to address today’s midrange data storage challenges: short backup windows, tight budgets, expanding data, limited IT resources, costly downtime, the need to consolidate storage and potentially complex networking environments.

HPE N1528A/N1529A LTO 3 SCSI ACL

The RoHS compliant N1528A / N1529A 15-cartridge ACL, available for HPE NonStop™ S-series and Integrity NS-series servers, is designed to address today’s midrange data storage challenges: short backup windows, tight budgets, expanding data, limited IT resources, costly downtime, the need to consolidate storage and potentially complex networking environments.

Tributary Systems, Inc. has developed several options for Library Management Software.

HPE HSF03/Tributary Entry Level Media Manager

(HSF03) software allows automated and remote management of the M8701A and M8702A autoloaders for HPE NonStop systems.

  • HPE SF10V3/Tributary Silo Media Manager (SMM) is an advanced software for the management of the 9740, 9710, CTL700, SL500, and MRL50 tape libraries with more than 170 cartridges.
  • HPE SF09V1/Tributary Mid-range Silo Media Manager (MSMM) is an advanced software for the management of the MRL50 tape library with fewer than 170 cartridges.
  • HPE HSF21V1/Tributary Library Media Manager (LMM) is an advanced software for the management of the CTL700 and MRL50 tape libraries that have more than 170 cartridges.
  • HPE HSF20V1/Tributary Mid-Range Media Library Manager (MLMM) is an advanced software for the management of the CTL700 and MRL50 tape libraries that have fewer than 170 cartridges.

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