TLS-4000 Series Tape Libraries combined
with Advanced Intelligent Tape (AIT) tape drives provide
unsurpassed performance, capacity and value for all
unattended backup requirements. Developed by Sony, AIT has
been adopted by OEMs and integrators worldwide for
distributed database backup and archive, and video and image
Twelve TLS-Series models provide scalable capacities from
400 gigabytes to over 156 terabytes. Advanced design
utilizes proven robotic technologies for extremely reliable
operation and years of trouble-free service. The TLS-Series
incorporates small footprints and powerful menu-driven
command and control functions for easy integration and very
The TLS-4000 Series is now recognized as an exceptional tape
library design. Designed for years of dependable operation,
the latest models use the same unique leadscrew-based
mechanism that established its reputation for outstanding
reliability, and the same advanced servo controls for
precise positioning and flawless media handling.
All TLS-Series libraries are available with Q-Link
, Qualstar’s web browser accessed remote library
manager that enables administrators to configure, upgrade,
and monitor any TLS-Series tape library via a company
intranet or over the internet from anywhere in the world.
Q-Link extends the library’s comprehensive front panel
menu system and adds additional functionality such as
automatic e-mail notification based on rules set by the
administrator, and firmware updates can be implemented
Developed for the RLS-Series libraries, VIOP is
now incorporated in every TLS model. An exclusive Qualstar
design feature, VIOP, Variable I/O Port, allows users to
match the number of I/O slots to their operational
requirements. Applications are not constrained by limits
imposed by libraries with a fixed number of I/O slots. Users
can assign the number of slots to best match their
requirements. VIOP compliments the hardware I/O Ports which
continue to be included or available in all models.
Logical Library is built into every TLS-Series library.
It allows up to four servers to share a single library, even
if each server is running a separate application. Systems
that you couldn’t afford to upgrade can now be protected
automatically. The SANSmart
Fibre Channel Option supports LAN-free and serverless
backup using the latest 2 Gigabit SAN technologies. Support
for multiple SCSI busses is also built-in to maximize
throughput in direct-attach architectures.
The TLS-4000 family now supports WORM (write once, read
many) tape technology in every model. WORM data protection
has long been the standard for document imaging applications
where unalterable records are required. New federal
government regulations make WORM tape equipped libraries the
clear choice for low-cost financial record keeping, medical
record storage and other applications requiring long term,
secure archival retention.
All TLS-Series tape libraries support barcode scanning
for efficient media control. Filtered, positive air pressure
is maintained throughout the libraries to eliminate airborne
contamination for longer tape and head life. Field upgrade
kits are available to double the capacity of several models.
Complimenting the TLS-Series, AIT continues to lead the
industry in tape technology. AIT-3 is now the leader in the
mid-range tape market, storing 100 gigabytes (native) per
tape at 12 MB/second. Sony recently announced extensions to
the AIT roadmap through AIT-6, assuring that it will keep
pace with exploding storage requirements.
Better by design, TLS + AIT offers enterprise managers
the performance, capacity, and features needed to meet
burgeoning storage needs now and for years to come.