IBM Ultrium LTO Data Cartridge

Digital Paper as exclusive distributor in Malaysia. IBM LTO Ultrium Data Cartridge offers various storage capacity in different generations (From LTO 3 to LTO 9) for long-term data preservation that provides security as it sustains rapid, reliable access to data and helps ensure business resilience. Rapid data growth compounds the need for increased storage capacity day by days and LTO is significantly greater efficiency and performance. This exceptional capacity helps reduce the number of cartridges and the amount of equipment, space and labor associated with tape-based data storage.

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Linear Tape Open (LTO)

Known as the LTO Ultrium format is a powerful, scalable, adaptable open tape format that is optimized for high capacity, maximum storage density and performance. Since the first LTO products were brought to market, over 5.6 million drives [1], 351,732,245 cartridges and 370,87 Billion GB of media capacity have been shipped, making LTO Ultrium the most successful tape format in history.

The Tape Advantage

LTO Technology remains unrivalled in terms of cost for capacity, reliability, portability and security, and it continues to play a crucial role in data protection. An LTO tape solution can also complement a disk-based storage system by providing an offline or backup option. This means that your data can remain protected in the event of malware or a data security breach.

Whether you’re archiving valuable data, managing hours of digital video or simply transporting large data files, LTO tape is an ideal solution for some of the most demanding applications.

A Technology You Can Trust

The LTO Ultrium format is brought to you by some of the most respected names in the storage industry. And because it’s “open” format, you have a wide choice of compatible offerings from multiple vendors, avoiding the risk of being locked into proprietary technology.

There’s also a well-defined technology roadmap, so you know that it’s a solution that you can rely on both today and in the future.

IBM Spectrum Archive™ support

With IBM Spectrum Archive, the data files are indexed to facilitate search and retrieval using disk-like directory tree structures and drag-and-drop techniques to improve the usability of tape solutions. IBM Spectrum Archive allows users and applications to directly retrieve files from tape rather than rely on proprietary, third-party applications, thereby significantly enhancing data access and potentially reducing software licensing costs and dependencies.

How the LTO format works

That’s why LTO specifications are open format, designed for interoperability from among multiple competing vendors. These vendors submit their products to compatibility testing to ensure vendor functionality so that an LTO technology from one vendor can be used on a drive provided by another. It’s become the de-facto standard for medium-tier storage needs.

Protecting Your Investment

Most importantly, the LTO format ensures that your investment today will continue to pay off for years to come. LTO specifications provide backwards compatibility to read/write with previous generations.

LTO drive generations 1-7 are able to read tapes from two generations prior and are able to write to tapes from the prior generation.

LTO-8 drives can read and write to LTO-7 and LTO-8 media, including LTO-7 Type M.

LTO-9 drives will be able to read and write to LTO-8 and LTO-9 media only.

With a published roadmap, LTO technology allows you to better forecast how to address your future technology as you consider your needs today.

Linear Tape File System

And with the Linear Tape File System (LTFS), LTO technology options are more compatible than ever before. There’s no need for a proprietary system to locate that document or video file that you’re searching for. LTFS makes it easy and simple. It’s open source and open standard, meaning that it’s broadly available regardless of which brand of LTO technology that you’re using.

Today, LTO technology provides the confidence that the file you save can be accessed by abroad range of partners for years to come. That’s the LTO difference.

Cartridge model and label options

Cartridge: LTO-3, LTO-4, LTO-5, LTO-6, LTO-7, LTO-8 and LTO-8 (Available in rewritable and write-once-read-many (WORM) cartridge models)

Label: Tri-optic customized label or RFID-embedded cartridge labels.

LTO Ultrium Roadmap

Addressing your storage needs

For more information

To learn more about the IBM LTO Ultrium data cartridge, please contact our IBM representative.

Local support:

- Leather pin reattachment

- Data erasure

- Media destruction

- Customize label

- Media health screening

- Tape media handling workshop