Storage Web Digest: Hewlett-Packard Heightens SAN Tape IQ
New HP tape controller architecture can smarten-up SAN-attached tape libraries.
Enterprise StorageHewlett-Packard Heightens SAN Tape IQ Hewlett-Packard Co. last week announced a new tape controller architecture that it said will help smarten up SAN-attached tape libraries. HP said its StorageWorks Extended Tape Library Architecture can significantly increase the IQ of tape backup systems, providing better scalability, security, and reliability. Unlike disk drives, which are generally attached to the network through intelligent controllers, tape has ordinarily linked directly into the SAN fabric. "This provides a level of intelligence in the library itself," says Rick Luttrall, the director of near-line product marketing for HPs Network Storage Division. "You very rarely see a disk thats directly attached to the fabric. Theres always a controller. This is a similar concept but for tape."
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