Oracle Press Release

Oracle Unveils StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library

New Scalable Storage Solution for Midsize and Growing Businesses Costs Up to 75 Percent Less Upfront Than the Competition

Redwood Shores, Calif. – July 18, 2012

News Facts

Oracle today announced Oracle’s StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library, the lowest cost, scalable tape library on the market.
An ideal archive and data protection solution for midsize and growing businesses, the StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library scales from 30 to 300 slots and up to 900 TB of capacity(1), giving customers ample room to grow in a single tape library and significantly reducing service, installation and capital expenditure costs.
The StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library offers substantial space savings and can offer 40 percent higher density than competitive products.
The StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library can be deployed and expanded at up to 75 percent lower acquisition cost than comparable midrange solutions(2).
The StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library is easy-to-use and offers simple, streamlined management via an elegant, intuitive graphical user interface built on Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Linux. Users can easily view and navigate drive, library and media information without dealing with cumbersome file structure drill-downs as in other solutions.
The StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library can be installed in as little as 30 minutes and capacity can be added quickly using the library’s USB-based auto-discovery system to find new expansion modules.
The StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library supports a wide range of open systems environments. Operating systems and platforms include Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux, Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Database Appliance, Oracle’s SPARC and Sun x86 servers, and Oracle’s Sun Storage. It extends Oracle’s leadership in providing an integrated data protection and archive solution which includes Oracle 11g Recovery Manager, Oracle Secure Backup, Oracle StorageTek Tape Analytics, Oracle’s StorageTek Automated Cartridge System Library Software (ACSLS) and Oracle’s Sun Storage Archive Manager software.
Oracle will discuss the new tape library as part of the Oracle Optimized Storage online event at 10 a.m. PT today. Register here.

Supporting Quotes

“Oracle’s StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library is ideal for midsize and growing companies, delivering exceptional scalability, cost savings and ease of use,” said James Cates, vice president, Hardware Development, Oracle. “The StorageTek SL150 delivers the capacity they need today and the headroom to grow with their businesses in the future.”
“The target user for the new SL150 is, above all, looking for just a handful of things, headed by simplicity, scalability and reliability,” said Mark Peters, Senior Analyst at ESG. “The unique engineering of the SL150 is beguilingly straightforward, yet has ample capabilities for its intended users, who will no doubt be pleased that this junior thoroughbred comes from the proven Oracle StorageTek stable.”
“Oracle’s StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library is a highly differentiated product," said Sophie Daval, Altimate Group. "Its focus on simplicity of management and scalability make it ideal for the growing businesses in our client base.”

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Footnotes

(1) Using 2:1 compression.
(2) Comparison between Oracle’s StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library and the Quantum i500, based on library and drive acquisition cost and does not include media and service.

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