StorageQuest Archive Manager 4.0 – Now Supporting IBM Tape Libraries

StorageQuest Inc., a global leader in data and archive management software and hardware is pleased to announce the public availability of the StorageQuest Archive Manager (SAM). Formerly known as the Optical Volume Manager (OVM), the StorageQuest Archive Manager now supports IBM Tape Libraries and LTFS volume spanning providing a powerful high capacity archival solution.

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StorageQuest Archive Manager and SAM

We are excited to add IBM Tape Library support to our portfolio of supported storage technologies”

Ottawa, Ontario, Canda (PRWEB) February 26, 2013

StorageQuest Inc., a global leader in data and archive management software and hardware is pleased to announce the public availability of the StorageQuest Archive Manager (SAM). Formerly known as the Optical Volume Manager (OVM), the StorageQuest Archive Manager now supports IBM Tape Libraries and LTFS volume spanning providing a powerful high capacity archival solution.

StorageQuest Archive Manager 4.0 provides automated management and archiving of data to IBM Tape Libraries using volume spanning across multiple LTO media. The software creates a virtual drive letter for each of the IBM tape libraries connected to a network allowing users to create virtual volumes representing one or many tape cartridges in one or multiple IBM tape libraries. Virtual drive letters allow users to simply drag and drop important files and folders from local hard drives or networks to the IBM tape library. Alternatively, the “SAM” sync feature allows specified folder locations on the network or a local server to be monitored and new files will automatically write to the IBM tape library in the background. Software applications can access this drive letter as the IBM tape library appears as a regular hard drive.

With the use of the SAM, long term archiving is now possible with the IBM Tape Library. Powerful search capability and Off-Line Media tracking lets users know exactly which cartridge contains data that may have been removed from the library.

The IBM developed LTFS is an open format file system and the tapes written can be read back in virtually any LTO drive and without any third-party software regardless of the manufacturer.

“We are excited to add IBM Tape Library support to our portfolio of supported storage technologies,” says Brendan Lelieveld-Amiro, Director Product Development. “Coupled with our SAM Software, this solution will be an excellent fit for some of our most demanding installations.”

StorageQuest support for tape library systems is an add-on to a long list of supported devices to serve a wider client base. It provides the most economical solution to large corporations with ever increasing needs of online, near-line and offline storage,” says President and CEO, Marwan Zayed.

StorageQuest Archive Manager Software can be used with all archive storage technologies such as tape, optical and RDX.

About StorageQuest Inc.
Since its inception in 1998, StorageQuest has pioneered data archiving management software and hardware technology, open solutions that continue to drive the evolution of data storage. StorageQuest storage solutions include network attached appliances, storage management software and services providing seamless storage management for open network environments. StorageQuest, Inc. is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. For more information visit http://www.storagequest.com, email sales(at)storagequest(dot)com or phone (613) 235-3619


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