Your business-critical data is at risk. Theft, fire, virus, operating errors, software malfunction, hardware failure and other natural catastrophes can affect the data integrity or even completely erase it. Therefore, it is essential that you should have a backup of your organizational data. LTO (linear tape open) format provides high levels of data protection, read/write performance, cost effectiveness and reliability. This open tape standard continues to flourish and helps to secure your technology investment through its highly scalable roadmap and multi-vendor interoperability. The co-inventors of LTO ultrium format are IBM, Hewlett-Packard HP and Certance.
HP’s complete range of LTO automated libraries, drives and tapes provide you the reliability, capacity and operating efficiency to protect your critical data at an economical cost. The highest capacity LTO ultrium tape products from HP are based on the LTO 5 tape generation. Technical advancements and increased data tracks have helped to provide a significant boost the media capacity and throughput rate of LTO ultrium5 tape devices. HP C7975A, LTO5 tape features almost 88 percent higher data recording capacity than LTO ultrium4 media cartridge. An enormous 1500GB native data can be reliably recorded onto HP ultrium5 media tape. So the budget-constrained organizations can cost-effectively secure and backup their voluminous corporate data with fewer tapes.
HP LTO5 tape is an excellent backup medium for data-intensive businesses, complex servers, enterprise class applications, midrange storage management, video/audio archiving, large financial databases and high end workstations. Comprehensive range of full-height and half-height HP ultrium5 drives support a broader array of backup environments. HP ultrium5 drives are capable of transferring data at an ultra-high compressed speed of 280MB/second. Dynamic data rate matching is a new breakthrough feature that enables the HP LTO 5 drives to alter their speed accordingly with the host system’s data rate. This innovative feature increases the performance and reduces the wear-and-tear on both LTO ultrium tape and drive.
At least one copy of data should be stored off-site to prevent malicious or inadvertent data corruption. Superior robustness provides the IT managers complete peace of mind while transporting the HP LTO5 media tapes to off-sites. HP’s exceptionally rich backup media portfolio makes it the ideal brand for small to large scale organizations. Some of the popular HP-branded backup solutions are Travan tape, RDX disk media cartridge, SDLT tape, DAT/DDS tape and DLT tape.
HP LTO5 drives feature an outstanding capability to retrieve and record data from previous generation LTO-4 tape. Good news is that you can also restore data from LTO 3 media tape as well. So the users of LTO ultrium4 and LTO3 solutions can upgrade their systems with the newest LTO ultrium-5 format, while extending their previous LTO investments. HP LTO5 technology features a breakthrough LTFS (linear tape file system).
This advanced feature provides you the luxury to backup and retrieve data from LTO ultrium5 tape in a similar way you do it with a hard drive, USB flash drive or any other removable storage device. This exceptional capability improves file access time, speeds up the throughput rate and helps to manage the complexity in data management at an economical cost. Product and software names mentioned throughout this article are trademarks and are sole property of their owners.
Rob Miller is the Marketing Manager of Tape4backup and markets lto 5 media and hp c7975a tape. He has vast experience in the marketing and trading industries and has been helping buyers who have the backup needs and guide clients about the technology.
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