FileTek Certifies New Oracle T10000C Tape Drive for Use with StorHouse

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FileTek, a leading global provider of large-scale data management, storage virtualization, and active archive solutions, today announced that, after completing thorough integration testing, it has certified the Oracle/StorageTek T10000C tape drive and associated erasable and WORM media for use with its award-winning StorHouse storage virtualization platform. The T10000C tape drive has an unprecedented 5 TB native capacity and a 240 MB/second native throughput rate - capabilities that drastically reduce the cost of enterprise storage while providing the fastest media for backup and archive solutions. With the T10000C, fewer tape drives and cartridges can do the same amount of work.

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FileTek, a leading global provider of large-scale data management, storage virtualization, and active archive solutions, today announced that, after completing thorough integration testing, it has certified the Oracle/StorageTek T10000C tape drive and associated erasable and WORM media for use with its award-winning StorHouse storage virtualization platform. The T10000C tape drive has an unprecedented 5 TB native capacity and a 240 MB/second native throughput rate – capabilities that drastically reduce the cost of enterprise storage while providing the fastest media for backup and archive solutions. With the T10000C, fewer tape drives and cartridges can do the same amount of work.

The T10000C certification is a prime example of how FileTek maintains its leadership role by supporting and aligning itself with the most current, innovative, and cost-effective hardware technologies. A StorHouse system with a T10000C tape layer provides unmatched performance, reliability, accessibility, scalability, automation, data protection and immediate ROI for large-scale data management applications.

“FileTek supports a data management strategy that guarantees all StorHouse customers unmatched data assurance and access at the lowest cost per petabyte of storage,” commented Mark Seamans, executive vice president and chief technology officer of FileTek. “To that end, we are extremely pleased to certify the T10000C tape drive for use with StorHouse. T10000C throughput rate and storage capacity coupled with FileTek’s innovative tape management features and direct access to data on tape will further enhance the return on investment, reliability, and sustained performance that StorHouse provides.”

As a hardware-independent storage virtualization platform, StorHouse combines industry-leading, traditional/alternative storage devices and open system processors with storage management, relational database management, and file system interface software components. No application program interfaces are required. By virtualizing both storage and the file system, StorHouse maximizes the cost benefit that inexpensive media such as tape can provide.

StorHouse automatically manages data and storage, thereby protecting users from the operational, mechanical, and procedural failures that occur with all hardware technology, including disk and tape. These failures result from data corruption, data loss, and impaired access or availability. Moreover, StorHouse treats tape as a directly accessible storage layer just like disk. In the simplest terms, the system looks like a local disk or a mounted file share that users can access transparently. Because users can directly retrieve data on tape at the file or object level, there is no need for temporary disk space or partial restores to disk prior to access.

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About FileTek
FileTek, Inc. is a premier provider of large-scale data management, storage virtualization, and active archive solutions, enabling organizations, worldwide and across multiple industry segments, to efficiently manage, rapidly access, and effectively govern their ever-growing volume of enterprise data. Since 1984, FileTek has provided comprehensive, award-winning solutions to companies, prestigious educational institutions, scientific and government agencies worldwide. From our patented and innovative StorHouse high-volume data management solutions to our Trusted Edge® information classification and management software, FileTek maintains a steady focus: providing unmatched levels of information access, data assurance, and lowest cost per petabyte of storage for all categories and volumes of data.

FileTek is headquartered at 9400 Key West Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850. Telephone: 301-251-0600. Fax: 301-251-1990. The FileTek international headquarters, FileTek Ltd, is located at One Northumberland Ave., London WC2N 5BW. Telephone: +44 (0) 207 872 5583. Fax: +44 (0) 207 753 2829. The company also has offices across North America. To learn more about FileTek, visit: http://www.filetek.com.

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