PivotStor 1st to Market With Tape Library

PivotStor first to market with LTO-4 half-height tape library with SAS connectivity

February 27, 2008

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SAN DIEGO -- PivotStor(TM) (http://www.pivotstor.com/), dedicated to delivering best-of-breed data protection, coupled with proven reliability and cost-effective performance, today announced the first tape library that combines LTO-4 tape's reliability with SAS interface connectivity speed and the demonstrated economy of half- height drives. The result is a full line of tape libraries that integrate more capacity, more data density, more bandwidth and greater performance into one unit: all of which means faster data protection at a lower price.

The PivotStor line of LTO-4HH libraries feature:

  • Capacity of up to 153.6 terabytes (with 96 tapes holding 1.6TB each);

  • Up to four LTO-4HH drives in each library (4U and 8U configuration);

  • Faster throughput of up to 1.7 terabytes per hour (in two-drive models);

  • Quicker bandwidth of up to three gigabits per second per point-to- point connection, through the library's native SAS interface; and

  • Lower cost, with starting prices at less than $13,000.

In addition, PivotStor is the only company to come to market with a library that incorporates two LTO-4HH SAS drives in a 2U rackmount unit.

Like other products in the PivotStor line of data protection devices, the LTO-4HH libraries are sold exclusively through the company's line of channel partners in North America and the United Kingdom. "With the introduction of these libraries, PivotStor has enabled our partners to make a big splash with a small footprint," said Bob Hawkins, PivotStor's senior product marketing manager. "Resellers who have built a trusted relationship with their customers will be able to convey the solid value that these libraries offer, as well as know that they are dealing with a company committed to delivering solid products and solid profits to the channel."PivotStor LLC

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