Breece intros NT-based tape libraries
Breece Hill Technologies recently began shipments of its Saguaro DLT tape libraries, which are bundled with the Windows NT 4.0 operating system and Pentium processors. The NT desktop is displayed on a 12-inch, touch-screen color LCD panel. The libraries can be configured with a Fibre Channel interface and implemented as network-attached storage devices, or in multi-host configurations.
Saguaro is available in three models. The Q70 ($44,203) includes 12 DLT drives and 70 cartridges for a total capacity of 4.9TB. The "mixed application" Q140 ($51,347) has nine drives, 140 cartridges for a capacity of almost 10TB. The Q210 ($59,063) includes six drives and up to 15TB. By linking libraries, users configure systems with as many as 96 drives, 1,680 cartridges, and a total capacity of 118TB.
Separately, Breece Hill announced a software upgrade that allows the Saguaro libraries to be managed via the simple network management protocol (SNMP). www.breecehill.com.