Exabyte introduces SMB LTO Exabyte Corp. introduced the Magnum 224 LTO (Ultrium) tape library, aimed at small and midsized businesses (SMB) and remote/branch offices. The library is available in two drive configurations: a single LTO-2 half-height drive and empty bay for a second LTO-2 drive; or with a single LTO-3 drive. With a single drive, the library will hold 4.8 terabyte (TB) capacity with speeds of 172 GB per hour; expandable with the addition of another drive to 19.2 TB capacity and 576 GB per hour. Pricing starts at $4,600 for the base configuration with one LTO-2 drive and one 12-cartridge magazine. An LTO-3 1x12 version is available for $6,000. Exabyte is also throwing in an on-site service warranty for $450 and an upgrade from one to two LTO-2 drives is available for $2,358.
Through an OEM agreement, Exabyte is now shipping the Magnum 224 to Fujitsu Siemens Computer, which
Ibrix joins IBM partner program Ibrix Inc. announced membership in IBM's ServerProven and TotalStorage Proven programs. Ibrix earned membership by demonstrating that its file system has been implemented in customer environments running IBM systems and IBM system storage products.