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PivotStor Goes Modular

SAN DIEGO -- PivotStor (, a new company dedicated to delivering best-of-breed data protection, coupled with proven reliability and cost-effective performance, today announced a broader range of scalability options for companies with small- to medium-sized storage environments. PivotStor said its new AP Series™ TL4000EX and TL8000EX scalable tape library expansion modules are designed to help customers meet the challenge of continuing data growth, even as they seek easier and more reliable data protection. PivotStor’s TL4000EX and TL8000EX are the latest offerings in the company’s comprehensive tape automation portfolio, which also include 2U, 4U and 8U tape library platforms, and which are sold exclusively through integrators and resellers.

PivotStor’s user-friendly, web-based interface allows companies to manage their storage needs more cost-effectively with a minimum of IT staff resources. For instance, they can easily double the number of slots available in a PivotStor TL4000 automated tape library, from 48 up to 96 slots by simply adding a TL4000EX module, or from 96 to 192 slots in a PivotStor TL8000 8U library by adding a TL8000EX module. This enables companies to effectively store more than 300 terabytes of corporate-critical information under standard 2:1 compression using LTO-4 tape cartridges.

“Our customers’ data storage requirements are consistently growing and changing,” said Dan Nickel, president at Nitech, a storage value-added reseller (VAR) based in Orange County, California. “Solutions like PivotStor’s TL4000EX and TL8000EX tape library expansion modules help them meet those needs. They can quickly add capacity within minutes, giving them flexibility with mixed connectivity support. It helps them grow without incurring significantly higher costs for hardware or IT staff; that’s a real benefit in today’s business economy.”

PivotStor LLC