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Sun revs StorageTek Virtual Systems Manager, announces next gen tape media partner

This week Sun announced enhancements to its tape archive portfolio software. From the release

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  • Three times (3x) capacity increase for the Sun StorageTek VSM5 to 90 terabytes with new connectivity options, giving customers greater performance and functionality;
  • New Sun StorageTek VSM5e, a low cost, entry-level version of the Sun StorageTek VSM 5, targeted at customer disaster recovery and test sites ;
  • New Sun StorageTek SL3000 Access Expansion Module (AEM), which enables 24×7 availability with fully redundant and replaceable robotics. The SL3000 equipped with redundant robotics and the new AEM joins the Sun StorageTek SL8500 as the only libraries in the industry to allow replacement of a robot while the library continues to operate. The AEM also supports bulk loads and unloads and works with the Sun StorageTek SL3000 to make a customer’s operating environment highly available and efficient;
  • Sun StorageTek Enterprise Library software (ELS) that combines Sun’s mainframe software products to deliver improved performance and functionality into one, easy-to-manage software package.

Sun also announced that Fujifilm will be the tape media development partner for the next generation of the Sun StorageTek T10000 tape drive family

Sun and Fujifilm announce the expansion of their relationship on next generation tape drive and media development. Sun has selected Fujifilm as the media development partner on its next generation Sun StorageTekT10000 tape drive. The Sun StorageTek T10000B was the first tape drive to ship with one terabyte native capacity, and this partnership is designed to build upon this platform and deliver future generations of the Sun StorageTek T10000B family that offer far greater capacity and performance to customers.

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