Ultera controller boosts performance and data reliability
Library Master, a first-of-its-kind tape-array controller from Ultera Systems, gives leading tape automation products a performance and data reliability boost. Providing "RAID-like" functionality, Ultera claims the controller enables users to run up to five drives in parallel for up to a 400% increase in library speed. Additionally, Library Master uses varying levels of striping to ensure guaranteed data recoverability in the event of damaged or lost tape media.
The Library Master is plug-and-play compatible and is platform- and software-independent. It currently supports libraries and autoloaders manufactured by ADIC, Exabyte, Overland Data, Qualstar, Quantum, Seagate, Sony, and StorageTek. It supports Ultra, Fast, and Wide SCSI, with either single-ended or differential interfaces, and comes in a 19-inch rackmount configuration with LCD panel. The suggested retail price is $14,550.