Scalar i3

25-200 Slot LTO Tape Library

Quantum Scalar i3 - LTO Tape Library
The Scalar® i3 tape library is designed for ease of use, from initial setup to ongoing management. Features like iLayer™ proactive diagnostics, Capacity-on-Demand (CoD) scalability, 80 PLUS® certified power supplies, and best-in-class storage density ensure that Scalar i3 will save money beyond just the initial purchase. As a customer, you will quickly see why Scalar is the market share leader in LTO automation.

Scalar i3

  • Up to 6.0PB* capacity
  • 25 to 200 slots
  • Easy media management via barcode reader & mail slot
  • Choice of LTO-6, LTO-7 or LTO-8 Drives**
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Product Description

Scalar i3 is a tape library designed for small-to-medium size environments with a feature set focused on saving time and money. The Scalar iLayer management software—proven to reduce management time and improve system uptime—has been fully refreshed for even greater efficiencies and a modern, intuitive user experience. Scalar i3 can scale from 25 cartridge slots up to 200 slots, or 6 PB on-demand, simplifying capacity planning and budgeting. And its highly efficient design—with features like the best storage density and 80 PLUS certified power supplies—allows customers to reduce their tape footprint as part of their backup/DR strategy and for departmental archives.

While Scalar i3 is designed as an easy-to-manage, cost-effective, entry-level tape library, it has the flexibility to grow as storage needs change. Scalar i3 can scale cartridge slots from 25 up to 200, in 25-slot increments with Capacity-on-Demand (CoD) software licensing, increasing compressed LTO-8 capacity from 750 TB up to 6 PB. Scalar i3 also supports from 1 to 12 tape drives, allowing users to balance read/write performance as needed.

Scalar i3 comes packed with high-efficiency features designed to minimize the total storage costs. Features like best-in-class storage density (reducing data center footprint with up to 6 PB in just 12U), and 80 PLUS certified power supplies (requiring the lowest power and cooling needs), minimize the operating costs of storing data off-line for ransomware protection or the long-term preservation of archive data.

Tape Capacity

  • Maximum Capacity Per Module
    LTO-8: 1.5PB
    LTO-7: 750TB
    LTO-6: 312.5TB

Technical Specifications

  • Interfaces
    6Gb SAS, 8Gb FC
  • Tape Drive Types Supported
    LTO-6, LTO-7 & LTO-8
  • Connectors
    Mini-SAS, LC optical FC
  • Slots (unit)
    Twelve (12) to Two-Hundred (200)
  • # Of Tape Drives
    3 - 12

Product Highlights

  • Up to 6.0PB* capacity
  • Choice of LTO-6, LTO-7 or LTO-8 Drives**
  • 25 to 200 slots
  • Easy media management via barcode reader & mail slot
  • Simple capacity-on-demand scalability
  • Simplified management with iLayer features
  • Highest level encryption standard
  • iLayer Intelligent Software - Streamlines system setup and management, saving valuable time
  • Capacity-on-Demand Growth - Simplifies storage provisioning by scaling capacity quickly and easily, without disruption
  • Best-in-Class Storage Density - Saves valuable data center footprint with the highest tape storage per rack unit
  • 80 PLUS Certified Power Supplies - High efficiency, green power supplies minimize power and cooling costs
  • Advanced Reporting - Media, drive, and media security reports help balance system resources, improve security, and improve budget and planning. Automated report scheduling and distribution save time.
  • High-Availability Features - Redundant power supplies and control path failover reduce downtime in the event of failure
  • Proactive Monitoring and Diagnostics - Resolves issues before impacting operations to maximize system uptime and minimize operational expenses
  • Encryption Key Management - FIPS-validated solution with KMIP support makes it easy to manage keys, mitigating risk of lost data. AES 256-bit encryption standard provides the highest levels of security

*All capacity and transfer rates assume data compression ratio
**LTO-6, LTO-7 and LTO-8 refers to LTO Ultrium Generation 6, 7 and 8.

Product Specs

  • Manufacturer:
  • Storage Type:
    LTO Tape Library
  • Interface Options:
    Fibre Channel or SAS Interface
  • Disk/Tape Drive Options:
    LTO-6, LTO-7 & LTO-8
  • Chassis Sizes:
    3U / 50 Slots
    6U / 100 Slots
    9U / 150 Slots
    12U / 200 Slots

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