Gateway Introduces New Tape Libraries
Gateway Inc. on Wednesday will launch several entry-level tape autoloaders. The company said it expects to offer storage management software later this year.Gateway Inc. on Wednesday will launch several entry-level tape autoloaders. Later this year, the company will announce storage management software, officials said on Tuesday. The new products follow on the heels of an August announcement, when the Poway, Calif. company re-entered the enterprise storage space, after a brief 2001 network-attached storage offering. Whats behind Gateways renewed effort in the storage market? Heres a closer look at their summer announcements of storage and server products.
The new Gateway 810 External Autoloader, made by Costa Mesa, Calif.-based Certance LLC (formerly Seagate), is 2U tall and holds six Digital Audio Tape 72 cartridges, said Tim Diefenthaler, director of enterprise server and storage. Its list price is $2,499, with a second loader costing $1,499, which would bring the librarys raw, uncompressed capacity to 864GB, he noted.