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Dell boosts tape line

Hardware giant Dell has developed tape drives and media based on LTO-4 technology, it said last week.

Hardware giant Dell has developed tape drives and media based on LTO-4 technology, it said last week.

The PowerVault LTO-4-120 drives could enable companies across EMEA to achieve device-level encryption, a security measure not previously available on the market.

"Tape continues to play a crucial role in back-up and recovery plans," said Paul Kaeley, head of storage at Dell EMEA. "Offering the ideal solution for secure backup, archiving and compliance, LTO-4 is a proven format that provides minimal risk, high availability and reliability at affordable prices."

Dell said the PowerVault LTO-4-120 drives deliver the latest generation of the popular linear tape-open (LTO) Ultrium format, which it said provides higher levels of scalability, automation and performance.

The vendor believes the tape drives will provide greater security, capacity and performance intergenerational operability.