FileTek Announces StorHouse Support for LTO-6 Tape Drives and Media

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FileTek, Inc., a leading global provider of large-scale data management, Big Data storage virtualization, and active archive solutions, today announced that its StorHouse® comprehensive data management platform now supports LTO-6 tape drives and media. LTO-6 significantly increases tape capacity and data throughput capabilities over previous LTO versions for Big Data storage, backup, and active archive applications while providing encryption, WORM technology, and partitioning for Linear Tape File System (LTFS) functionality.

FileTek, Inc., a leading global provider of large-scale data management, Big Data storage virtualization, and active archive solutions, today announced that its StorHouse® comprehensive data management platform now supports LTO-6 tape drives and media.

LTO-6 significantly increases tape capacity and data throughput capabilities over previous LTO versions for Big Data storage, backup, and active archive applications while providing encryption, WORM technology, and partitioning for Linear Tape File System (LTFS) functionality. For example, LTO-6 drives and cartridges can store 2.5 TB of data natively or 6.25 TB of compressed data and provide 160 MB/s native throughput per drive. When compared with previous generation LTO-5 technology, these numbers represent a 40% performance boost and more than double capacity (with compression).

About StorHouse
StorHouse is a storage virtualization and data management platform that blends disk, tape, and the cloud as part of a scaled-out NAS environment while providing an intelligent backup strategy for Big Data. Because StorHouse abstracts hardware, users see a single unified global namespace rather than specific device types. SSD, JBOD, RAID, MAID, and tape, including LTO varieties, all look like one unlimited storage pool. And by writing data in native rather than proprietary file format, StorHouse eliminates formal restore procedures and gives users self-service access to all data at any time without IT intervention. No application interfaces or changes to existing applications are required. Other features include full CIFS and NFS connections and security, system automation for ease of use, automatic content validation/repair to eliminate silent corruption/bit rot problems, full LTFS support, and individual backup file deletes on any media, including tape.

“One way FileTek maintains its leading edge approach to storage management is by being hardware agnostic. Our StorHouse data management and active archive platform automatically incorporates media and hardware choices such as LTO-6 media and devices as they become available based on long-term price performance requirements rather than what’s available from a particular vendor,” remarked Gary Szukalski, President of FileTek. “Moreover, when it’s time to add new devices or media, StorHouse automatically migrates content from existing devices to new ones without interrupting user access to data. With LTO-6 as an important tier of StorHouse virtualized storage, FileTek is able to provide faster, more efficient operation and lower-cost per terabyte solutions for Big Data storage problems.”

About FileTek
FileTek, Inc. is a premier provider of large-scale data management, Big Data 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, and scientific and government agencies worldwide. With our patented and innovative StorHouse high-volume data management solutions, FileTek maintains a steady focus: providing unmatched levels of information access, data assurance, and lowest cost per terabyte 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. Please visit us at: http://www.filetek.com.

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