540 TB LTO Library
The SXL-4200N is a cost effective LTO-8 digital video archive system that provides 540 TB of near-line LTO capacity. This is the equivalent of 23,000 hours of HD video, recorded at 50 Mbits/s. The system includes a robotic LTO library from Overland Storage with 45 active slots and either one or two LTO-8 drives. The SXL-4200N is ideal for creative video and other applications that need long-term reliable file storage.
Powered by the SX-250 Archive Server
The system is powered by an SX-250 Archive Server which runs a Windows 2012 R2 operating system and XenData6 Server software. It has a 2.4 TB – 18 TB disk cache which is used intelligently to provide fast archive and restore operations. Archiving occurs at disk speed without any of the delays associated with the access time of LTO cartridges. Restoring multiple files is optimized in the system, as files are read from LTO in tape order, minimizing total tape movement.
Reliable Library Robotics
The Overland T48 robotic library has 45 cartridge slots, 3 mail slots for importing and exporting cartridges and up to two internal LTO-8 IBM drives. The reliable library robotics have a mean failure rate greater than 2 million load/unload cycles.
Files are presented in a standard file/folder structure which is typically shared over the network. This means that the archive appears like disk. Files are transferred to and from the archive locally or using either the standard Windows network protocol (CIFS/SMB) or FTP file transfers. In addition, an XML driven API is available which allows third party applications to move files to and from the archive and provide a tight integration. These interface options mean that the system works with most applications. Alternatively, files may be archived and restored manually to a file-folder structure using Windows Explorer or FTP utilities.