NAVARRE, FL — January 17, 2013 — QStar Technologies, a leading global provider of enterprise-class data management and archiving software, today announced the support for LTO-6 tape drives and libraries.
By using QStar Archive Manager software with LTO-6 based libraries users can design cost effective active archive solutions and take advantage of the LTO-6 increased native capacity (2.5TB per tape), faster throughput (160 MB/s native per drive) and backward write compatibility using LTO-5 media and read compatibility to LTO-4 and LTO-5 media.
QStar software virtualizes the tape library and presents the archive as a network share using industry standard CIFS or NFS protocols. This allows users to easily search and retrieve all data from the archive.
QStar archiving software can be installed on the users’ choice of server using a range of operating systems including Windows, Linux, UNIX or Mac OS X. The software offers both proprietary and industry standard file system support, including LTFS (Linear Tape File System). QStar’s optimized proprietary file system provides near 100% media utilization and block by block mirroring.
“The LTO Consortium, with the launch of LTO-6, continues its technology roadmap, which started with LTO-1 in 2000. QStar has supported each of the previous LTO generations using our own file system and has, in the last year, introduced LTFS volume-spanning for LTO-5 and now LTO-6,” said Riccardo Finotti, president and CEO for QStar Technologies Inc. “Today’s LTO-6 technology capacity is larger, faster and significantly more economical, while preserving backward compatibility which is important for investment protection and long-term archiving.”
QStar Archive Manager software with support for LTO-6 tape drives and libraries is available immediately and supports archives from terabytes to multiple petabytes. Pricing is per terabyte and based on the online capacity of the archive. QStar supports an extensive list of tape libraries from manufacturers that use LTO-6 drives. Visit www.qstar.com for more information and to request pricing.
About QStar Technologies
Since 1987, QStar Technologies is a leading global provider of enterprise-class data management and archiving software solutions. QStar software is a key element to creating an Active Archive that is operating system and storage hardware independent. The world’s leading companies rely on QStar for secure, cost effective and reliable protection of their valuable digital assets. www.qstar.com
About QStar Archive Manager software
QStar enterprise class archive management software virtualizes the tape library and presents the archive as a network share using industry standard CIFS or NFS protocols, allowing users to easily search and retrieve all data from the archive. A robust retention management feature is provided by QStar Archive Manager, ensuring that valuable archived data is managed and protected efficiently. The solution also offers several disaster protection strategies by creating duplicate media copies which can be removed from the library and stored off-site, as well as more advanced alternatives such as mirroring or replication, to other on-site or off-site libraries or other technology.
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Linda Thomson, Global Marketing Director