Soar over the challenges posed by Big Data with new HPE Enterprise Tape Solutions!

Soar over the challenges posed by Big Data with new HPE Enterprise Tape Solutions!

‘Big Data’ has become a prevalent term in the IT world of late and at some point in the last couple of years you will have undoubtedly come across it. However, it’s a term that has attributed several meanings over this time.

According to Gartner, Big Data is frequently referred to as, vast volumes and varieties of data types that require cost-effective means of processing, to produce insights that can inform decision making and business procedures.  Data volumes of this kind are often collections of new types of data that have emerged with the advent of social media platforms, High Definition and Special FX technologies, 3D and 4D capabilities in media, healthcare and engineering and an increase in the usage of rich media such as product videos, galleries, podcasts and infographics that are now an essential part of any business’s communications toolkit. 

Add to this, the complexity of regulatory compliance and laws associated with the long-term retention of data, mean this new digital enterprise is becoming a costly strain on primary storage resources in organizations across the globe. 

A fresh look at archiving

So let’s look at this in a different way giving archiving the attention it deserves and a fresh perspective on managing big data growth.  If we think about the long-term preservation needs that many companies face, the archive tier emerges as the long-lost friend you wish you never lost contact with! Many organizations today have backup strategies in place, but often overlook how beneficial archive can be.  When in actual fact it makes sense to befriend an archive tier to strategically move infrequently accessed data from your primary storage array, to less expensive offsite tape storage that can be kept safe from virus threats and natural disasters for up to 30 years.  Following an archive strategy of this kind, enables you to free up space on your primary array to store even more Petabytes of data at a much lower cost.   

So to meet the challenges organizations are facing when managing big data loads such as these, HPE has announced at Discover London 2016 its partnership with Spectra Logic to deliver two new tape archive solutions - optimized for large enterprises that require scalability, low costs, simplified management and reliable long-term retention to manage ExaScale capacities. 

The new HPE TFinity® ExaScale Edition tape library, combines space-saving design, high-density architecture, and seamless scalability to surpass the expectations of the most demanding environments.  Once data expands beyond the limits of the initial configuration, you have the ability to add up to 53,460 LTO slots to store over 801 PB of compressed enterprise data1, making it the highest capacity tape library in the world and that delivers a 50% reduction in data center floor space vs. competing offerings.  Couple this with its unique flexibility to support, LTO tape technology, IBM® TS11x0 tape technology and Oracle® T10000x drives and media in the same library2, enabling you to select the tape technology that is perfect for all of your business needs.  The HPE T950 tape library also leads the field in innovation, from the greatest storage density and capacity that scales up to 150 PB compressed1, to its proactive BlueScale® media management, this library makes easy work of protecting your data. 

Other unique features of these exceptional tape libraries are the HPE Certified TeraPack®Media and its CarbideClean® feature.  HPE Certified TeraPack® Media assures data integrity using an integrated, intelligent and comprehensive set of Data Integrity Verification (DIV) tools to proactively identify and eliminate common media-related failures. CarbideClean® extends the life of tape media and drives by using a precision carbide blade to pre-clean media prior to shipment to customers for initial use. This ensures media is debris-free and systems are running at peak performance.

The new libraries are already protecting some of the world’s most prestigious organizations in multiple industries worldwide, including high performance compute, federal government, media and entertainment and advanced research, to meet their backup, archive and deep storage requirements.  HPE prides itself on being able to offer customers a complete storage solution to meet their business needs and the HPE T950 and HPE TFinity ExaScale Edition tape libraries most certainly meet the needs of today’s explosion in data growth.

Both libraries are available for purchase directly from HPE starting today, for more information please use the links provided below.

Access more data— longer, for less with HPE StoreEver Archive Manager Software

We also announced at Discover the availability of higher capacity SKUs (500 TB, 1 PB and 2 PB) for our HPE StoreEver Archive Manager solution.  HPE StoreEver Archive Manager enables you to achieve significant efficiencies and risk reduction by moving static data from your tier 1 production environment to an archive optimized for easy access, low cost, scalable and reliable long-term retention.  This intelligent archive workflow solution combines the accessibility of flash and disk with the economics and protection of tape.  Now you can keep more data longer, more affordably, and in a way that keeps the data accessible to your business line owners.

Watch this video to see how StoreEver Archive Manager delivers a simple, low cost and reliable way to retain, access and protect “write once–read rarely/never” data.

Find Out More

HPE T950 Data Sheet
HPE TFinity ExaScale Edition Data Sheet
HPE Certified TeraPack® Media Data Sheet
HPE StoreEver Archive Manager Solution Brief
HPE StoreEver Archive Manager Business White Paper

Using 2.5:1 LTO-7 compression ratio

2 Oracle T10000x support is enabled via a field migration service (delivered by Spectra Logic). Please contact your HPE sales representative for more information.

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