Qualstar

Fundamental to the evolution of Big Data has been the progressive digitization of media – voice, music, photos, drawings and videos, for example. As digital storage methods and standards evolved, industries embraced them in order to reduce their ever-increasing volumes of paperwork. Added advantages included much faster search and access times, automated data storage redundancy, reduced staffing needs, and so on. Nonetheless, each industry has its own unique application needs. To meet those needs, Qualstar is developing solutions specific to several of the vertical markets to which our customers belong:

  • Media & Entertainment
  • Oil & Gas
  • Government & Military
  • Education
  • Information Technology
  • Medical Imaging
  • Banking
  • Surveillance

Q24

Key Highlights

  • 24 cartridge slots in two 12-slot magazines
  • 1 available single-slot I/O port
  • 1 half-height LTO-6 or LTO-7 tape drive; second drive optional
  • Up to 360 TB with LTO-7 compression (2.5:1)
  • 2U height x 19″ rack mount
  • Barcode reader standard, for fast inventory management
  • Remote management capability simplifies IT administration

Q48

Key Highlights

  • 48 cartridge slots in four 12-slot magazines
  • 1 available three-slot I/O port
  • 1-4 half-height LTO-6 or LTO-7 tape drives
  • Up to 720 TB with LTO-7 compression (2.5:1)
  • 4U height x 19″ rack mount
  • Barcode reader standard, for fast inventory management
  • Remote management capability simplifies IT administration

Q80

Key Highlights

  • 80 to 560 cartridges (base + 6 expansion modules)
  • 1 to 6 tape drives per module, up to 42 drives (base + 6 expansion modules)
  • LTO-6 or LTO-7 drives with SAS or FC interfaces
  • 5.7" color touch-screen display in base unit
  • Simple expansion, no special alignment required
  • Cartridge magazines slide out for bulk loading
  • Remote management via Ethernet

RLS-8350

Any RLS-8350 library can be expanded by adding up to three RLS-85120 modules, increasing capacity by over eight times.

  • Up to 410 tapes enabling over 6.1 PB compressed data to be stored in just 36U
  • Up to 19 LTO 6 or LTO 7 SAS or FC drives
  • Field upgrades are User-installable, self-calibrating and automatically discovered
  • FastPass™, Qualstar's simple, robust tape mover fits entirely within the library
  • No additional power or cooling needed

RLS-8500

Two, three or four RLS-8500 Series modules can be interconnected easily and economically

  • Up to 474 tapes enabling over 7.1 PB compressed data to be stored in just 40U
  • Up to 22 LTO 6 or LTO 7 SAS or Fibre Channel tape drives
  • FastPass™, Qualstar's simple, robust tape mover fits entirely within library
  • User-installable; self-calibrating
  • No additional power or cooling is needed
  • Optional second storage matrix adds 60 slots to RLS-8560

XLS-832700

Key Highlights

  • Single LRM scales easily from 4 to 32 LTO6 or LTO7 tape drives, with maximum throughput rate exceeding 86 TB per hour
  • Options allow a single LRM to be configured with a capacity from 260 tape slots up to a maximum of 700 slots
  • Patented Compass Architecture enables full 360 degree robotic tape access, minimizing robot seek times
  • Up to 40 I/O slots per LRM speed bulk tape handling operations
  • Up to eight independent host connections, each with its own logical partition
  • Integrated diagnostics and advanced monitoring maximize uptime
  • Advanced single-view, browser-based interface provides uniform local and worldwide management
  • Large color touch-screen facilitates local management and control of the library
  • N+1 power system and hot-swappable components
  • Highly efficient robotics design yields low power consumption, reduced cooling requirements
  • Qualstar Technical Support provides remote diagnostic access to minimize service interruptions and reduce downtime
  • Extended Service and Support plans are available

XLS-861100

Key Highlights

  • Single LRM scales easily from 4 to 16 LTO 6 or LTO 7 tape drives, with maximum throughput rate exceeding 43 TB per hour
  • Options allow a single LRM to be configured with a capacity from 728 tape slots up to a maximum of 1068 slots
  • Patented Compass Architecture enables full 360 degree robotic tape access, minimizing robot seek times
  • High-speed carousel technology enables high density - over 566 TB of data (or 1.42 PB compressed data) per square foot
  • Up to 40 I/O slots per LRM speed bulk tape handling operations
  • Up to eight independent host connections, each with its own logical partition
  • Integrated diagnostics and advanced monitoring maximize uptime
  • Advanced single-view, browser-based interface provides uniform local and worldwide management
  • Large color touch-screen facilitates local management and control of the library
  • N+1 power system and hot-swappable components
  • Highly efficient robotics design yields low power consumption, reduced cooling requirements
  • Qualstar Technical Support provides remote diagnostic access to minimize service interruptions and reduce downtime
  • Extended Service and Support plans are available

XLS-89000

Key Highlights

  • Single MEM unit has capacity for up to 1,075 tape cartridges
  • Patented carousel technology enables very high density - 758 TB (uncompressed data) per square foot
  • Field expandable to a maximum of 3 LRM and 4 MEM units for increased library capacity
  • Works with either XLS-832700 or XLS-8161100 LRM units

XLS-832700

LIBRARY RESOURCE MODULE

XLS is Qualstar's Simply Reliable highly modular enterprise library system. It delivers new levels of density, flexibility, scalability and ease of use, coupled with our proven record of reliability and value. If your need is for large tape storage capacity with very high throughput capability, the XLS‑832700 is the right choice of Library Resource Module (LRM) for you. In a multi-unit configuration with XLS‑89000 Media Expansion Modules, library capacity can be expanded to more than 6,300 tapes.

Key Highlights

  • Single LRM scales easily from 4 to 32 LTO6 or LTO7 tape drives, with maximum throughput rate exceeding 86 TB per hour
  • Options allow a single LRM to be configured with a capacity from 260 tape slots up to a maximum of 700 slots
  • Patented Compass Architecture enables full 360 degree robotic tape access, minimizing robot seek times
  • Up to 40 I/O slots per LRM speed bulk tape handling operations
  • Up to eight independent host connections, each with its own logical partition
  • Integrated diagnostics and advanced monitoring maximize uptime
  • Advanced single-view, browser-based interface provides uniform local and worldwide management
  • Large color touch-screen facilitates local management and control of the library
  • N+1 power system and hot-swappable components
  • Highly efficient robotics design yields low power consumption, reduced cooling requirements
  • Qualstar Technical Support provides remote diagnostic access to minimize service interruptions and reduce downtime
  • Extended Service and Support plans are available

XLS-8161100

LIBRARY RESOURCE MODULE

XLS is Qualstar's Simply Reliable highly modular enterprise library system. It delivers new levels of density, flexibility, scalability and ease of use, coupled with our proven record of reliability and value. XLS‑8161100 is the higher capacity member of the XLS family, and can be expanded in a multi-unit configuration to hold about 7,500 tapes.

Key Highlights

  • Single LRM scales easily from 4 to 16 LTO 6 or LTO 7 tape drives, with maximum throughput rate exceeding 43 TB per hour
  • Options allow a single LRM to be configured with a capacity from 728 tape slots up to a maximum of 1068 slots
  • Patented Compass Architecture enables full 360 degree robotic tape access, minimizing robot seek times
  • High-speed carousel technology enables high density - over 566 TB of data (or 1.42 PB compressed data) per square foot
  • Up to 40 I/O slots per LRM speed bulk tape handling operations
  • Up to eight independent host connections, each with its own logical partition
  • Integrated diagnostics and advanced monitoring maximize uptime
  • Advanced single-view, browser-based interface provides uniform local and worldwide management
  • Large color touch-screen facilitates local management and control of the library
  • N+1 power system and hot-swappable components
  • Highly efficient robotics design yields low power consumption, reduced cooling requirements
  • Qualstar Technical Support provides remote diagnostic access to minimize service interruptions and reduce downtime
  • Extended Service and Support plans are available