Meeting enterprise data growth challenges head-on, HP ESL G3 Tape Library delivers enormous scalability to keep pace with unpredictable data growth. Choose from a range of base configurations and scale up to over 7104 tape cartridges in increments of 100 slots for capacity on demand. Incorporating between 1 and 96 tape you can consolidate and store up to 21.3 PB (compressed 2:1) of enterprise data.
Supporting data growth is only part of the story. The HP ESL G3 also delivers high availability through redundant power supplies, dual-robotics capability, while host path connectivity failover provides optimal library performance. Management and control of multiple tape libraries is delivered by an intelligent single pane of glass command GUI. Leading library management tools and HP TapeAssure enables predictive and proactive monitoring of tape drives, media and library health. Hardware data encryption solutions provide added data security.
Dual robotics upgrade for new and existing ESL G3 customers, the smallest library footprint for dual-robotics capability
License key support for SafeNet KMIP compliant encryption key manager
ESL G3 Tape Library now supports up to 16 frames and 7,104 slots
Broad Scalability for Consolidated Data Protection with Capacity on Demand
Simplify storage growth and support tape consolidation for significant ROI. Designed to scale horizontally, you can choose from a range of base library bundles and scale up in 100 slot increments to keep pace with data growth.
Quickly and easily add capacity without disruption, the HP ESL G3 scales from 100 to 7,104 tape cartridges, from 1 to 96 LTO-5 or LTO-4 Ultrium Tape drives and 1 to 16 library frames.
High density storage of up to 21.3 PB (with data compression at 2:1) by using HP LTO-5 Ultrium tape drives in a 7104 slot configuration.
Customer configurable import/export slots from 24 to 528 for fast bulk load and unload. A 72 slot mailbox provides one of the largest import/export capabilities.
Scale flexibly with each frame in a standard 19-inch rack form factor for more efficient use of floor space.
High Availability Features for Continuous Data Protection
The HP ESL G3 has space for up to two power supplies, including one redundant to support library uptime.
To make the most of your library performance, the HP ESL G3 includes both library LUN control failover and drive port to port failover help support ongoing host and SAN connectivity under a variety of adverse conditions.
Dual robotics capability paves the way for continuous data access and even higher reliability.
Designed to support today’s enterprise applications with intensive read/write operations, the HP ESL G3 delivers single frame and multi-frame reliability with 3 million MSBF.
Easing the Management Burden and Reducing the TCO of Enterprise Data Protection
The ESL G3 Library has been designed to ease the management burdens of data protection in your SAN. HP Command View TL Software provides remote management, diagnostics and configuration for multiple Tape Libraries from a single pane of glass.
TapeAssure makes managing, optimizing and archiving faster and easier. It provides comprehensive reporting about the status, performance, utilization, and health of all tape drives & media. This data can be exported on demand or at scheduled times through HP Command View TL.
Simplify managing complex environments with library partitioning. HP Secure Manager Tape Library Software allows the user to logically divide the library into up to twelve virtual tape libraries. This function is especially useful when multiple SANs or backup software packages are present.
Advanced partitioning support is provided by an Automated Media Pool which automatically reallocates partition space as data storage requirements grow without having to reconfigure software applications.
The ESL G3 Tape Library ensures heterogeneous SAN interoperability and solution support. Certified through the HP Enterprise Backup Solutions (EBS), the ESL G3 Tape Library is compatible with leading backup software packages, operating systems, servers, and disk arrays.
Added Security Against Data Breach to Protect Customers, Business and Reputation
FIPS compliant data encryption and secure key management safeguard your data against costly data breach while it’s in the tape library, during export and transport, and while data is at rest in an offsite location.
AES 256-bit embedded hardware encryption is provided in HP LTO-4 and LTO-5 Ultrium Tape drives provides a high level of data security with compression for ease and performance.
Manage your encryption keys with HP Enterprise Secure Key Manager, or by KMIP license to specific 3rd party key management solutions (currently available for SafeNet only).