Compaq expands StorageWorks line

Posted on July 01, 1999

Compaq expands StorageWorks line

Last month, Compaq added two tape libraries and an autoloader to its StorageWorks family of backup solutions, targeting small- and medium-size businesses. The three products are based on technology from Overland Data and are part of Compaq`s Enterprise Network Storage Architecture (ENSA).

For organizations with medium to large databases, Compaq introduced the TL891 DLT Mini-Library. The TL891 can be configured with one or two 35GB DLT drives for up to 6.3TB of capacity, and features a maximum throughput of 180GB/hour. It is available for Compaq ProLiant and AlphaServer systems, as well as other Intel-based Windows NT servers running NT, NetWare, OpenVMS, Tru64 Unix, Solaris, and AIX. The base price is $13,359.

For smaller database applications, Compaq unveiled the TL881 DLT Mini-Library, which uses 20GB DLT drives for 400GB to 3.6TB of capacity. The mini-library supports Compaq ProLiant servers running Windows NT or NetWare, and uses Seagate Backup Exec software for management. It starts at $9,090.

Also available is a 12GB Digital Audio Tape (DAT-DDS3) 8 Cassette Autoloader. Geared toward remote-office use, the autoloader features 8.4GB/hour throughput and a compressed capacity of 192GB. It supports Compaq ProLiant and AlphaServer systems; ArcserveIt and Backup Exec provide management capabilities. The internal configuration is tagged at $2,500; an external version lists for $2,730.