ADIC launches new tape library for cost-conscious users

ADIC has revealed its latest tape library, the Scalar 24, aimed at SMBs

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By  Mark Sutton Published  September 30, 2002

Advanced Digital Information Corporation (ADIC) as launched a new compact tape library aimed at budget-conscious users. The Scalar 24 is designed to provide back-up facilities for small to medium enterprises and for the remote offices of large organisations, at at least 30% less than the cost of other compact tape libraries.

“Compact libraries provide critical data protection for small and mid-sized enterprises as well as for larger organizations with distributed workgroups or remote offices,” said Bill Britts, ADIC executive vice president of sales and marketing. “Explosive data growth at many of these sites has made the capacity, performance, and features of older generation autoloaders and drives inadequate. At the same time, new budget constraints are making it hard for them to acquire real library functionality. The Scalar 24 changes that-it gives users full enterprise performance and features at affordable, entry-level prices. And it protects 100% of their investment by giving them a guaranteed future upgrade path.”

The Scalar 24 uses LTO1 or Super DLT drives, and up to 24 tape cartridges, to provide a scalable, easy to use library, with up to 6.8 terabytes of capacity. The libray is capable of data transfer speeds of 64MB/sec, and can fit in 4 rack spaces or on a desktop.
It also includes a range of easy to use features for inexperienced users, and advanced features such as SAN support, barcode reader and import/export mailbox. SRP is $12,076 for a single LTO drive-based unit.

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