Feeds

Quantum bulks up tape kit with Mako

Free gas with your library

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Quantum has stepped up its enterprise tape library product line with the introduction of the Mako PX720 - a high capacity system that provides several high-end features at no additional cost.

A single Mako frame can hold up to 20 DLTtape or LTO Ultrium tape drives and up to 732 slots. This gives the product a total capacity of 146 TB. It's also possible to link up to five Mako frames together to scale up to 732TB, if you need an unbelievable amount of storage.

Quantum is throwing in a few nice extras with the Mako system. Redundant cooling and power systems come standard along with a basic set of library management software. Quantum also says it has redesigned the library's robotics so that more than three million swaps can be performed before a failure crops up.

The system supports a variety of connection options, including SCSI, bridged Fibre Channel, native Fibre Channel and Gigabit Ethernet. The box can also be sliced up into different partitions, which Quantum bills as a nice storage consolidation tool.

A "typical configuration" with eight drives, 718 slots and native Fibre Channel will come in at around $223,050. Base configurations begin below $93,000.

In this price range, Quantum is clearly going after ADIC and Storage Tek's enterprise accounts.

Along with the massive system, Quantum is offering one of the most bizarre promotions ever seen in the storage industry. Customers searching for DLTtape products are encouraged to compete for one year's worth of free gasoline.

It's not clear what the relationship is between tape drives and gas, but it's a nice promo nonetheless. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Docker's app containers are coming to Windows Server, says Microsoft
MS chases app deployment speeds already enjoyed by Linux devs
'Hmm, why CAN'T I run a water pipe through that rack of media servers?'
Leaving Las Vegas for Armenia kludging and Dubai dune bashing
'Urika': Cray unveils new 1,500-core big data crunching monster
6TB of DRAM, 38TB of SSD flash and 120TB of disk storage
Facebook slurps 'paste sites' for STOLEN passwords, sprinkles on hash and salt
Zuck's ad empire DOESN'T see details in plain text. Phew!
SDI wars: WTF is software defined infrastructure?
This time we play for ALL the marbles
Windows 10: Forget Cloudobile, put Security and Privacy First
But - dammit - It would be insane to say 'don't collect, because NSA'
Oracle hires former SAP exec for cloudy push
'We know Larry said cloud was gibberish, and insane, and idiotic, but...'
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.