Premium Content

Access "Diagnostic Tool Shines Light on SDLT"

Published: 16 Oct 2012

Quantum is shipping a suite of drive and media diagnostic tools for its SDLT tape drives called DLTSage that the company says will help IT managers more easily manage their tape resources. According to Steve Berens, Quantum senior director of product marketing and strategy, DLTSage provides diagnostic information comparable to what enterprise drives like StorageTek's 9940 and IBM's 3590 provide, but puts it in the hands of in-house IT administrators. "It's another set of knobs and buttons for them to turn," he says. Quantum's partners seem to welcome DLTSage. "Tape alerts let you do things like, for example, identify a bad piece of media, which is otherwise very difficult to do," says Dave Uvelli, product manager for ADIC's i2000 tape library, which will support DLTSage. Computer Associates, meanwhile, will use DLTSage data in its BrightStor storage management solution. "Assuming that more information is better than less, this is a good thing," says Gary McGuire, senior vice president for BrightStor solutions. If nothing else, Quantum's DLTSage offers a ... Access >>>

Access TechTarget
Premium Content for Free.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

What's Inside

Features
    • Early Adopters Unequivocally Up About iSCSI Arrays

      After years of listening to iSCSI hype, some IT professionals are embracing a new generation of IP-based storage subsystems, a group that includes the PeerStorage Array 100E, an iSCSI array from Nashua, NH-based EqualLogic.

    • SRM Vendors Set Sights on Secondary Storage

      Storage resource management (SRM) has become a standard offering for primary storage from all of the major SAN management vendors. Now, a number of startups and established backup software makers have taken the features of SRM and aimed them at secondary storage.

    • New Pricing Schemes Aim For Lower Storage Costs

      Could pay-for-use pricing save you money?

    • Diagnostic Tool Shines Light on SDLT

      Quantum is shipping a suite of drive and media diagnostic tools that the company says will help IT managers more easily manage their tape resources.

    • Intelligent Switches To Get Common API

      Smart switches to be standardized

    • Can tools streamline provisioning?

      Virtualization was last year's buzz word, and it looks like provisioning may be this year's. We dissect what these tools actually do and how to choose which ones that are likely to actually be useful in your environment.

    • Why consolidate?

      Organizations trying to consolidate storage often find themselves creating SAN islands that perpetuate traditional stovepipes. Does this solve the problem?

More Premium Content Accessible For Free