StrongBox LTFS Tape

Maximize the ROI of your
Archive with LTFS Tape

“The solution acts like a hard drive, but provides the cost savings and protection of LTFS tape – and that’s what makes it so simple for the station to use. It was an easy decision to deploy.”

San Diego County News Center

Intelligent, Automatic Storage Archiving
with LTFS Tape

By fusing high-performance disk with Linear Tape File System (LTFS) tape archive technology, StrongBox delivers a perfect blend of economy and performance in one simple solution.

Did You Know?

80% of the world’s data is stored on LTFS tape.

The tape archive solutions you’ve been looking for!

Simple storage you already understand.

Use StrongBox just like your current file and object storage (CIFS-SMB, NFS, and RESTful API). Just “drag and drop” data for easy access and management.

Lowest cost per GB.

By blending low-cost LTFS tape with disk, StrongBox delivers long-term storage at a fraction of your current costs. And you’ll be shocked at how quickly you can access your data – regardless of where you choose to save it.

Built-in data protection

Your fixed content isn’t changing, so why is it clogging your backups? Data stored with StrongBox doesn’t need to be backed up – it’s already protected with automatic security policies, multiple data copies, and off-site replication.

Scalable storage for unstructured data

Use StrongBox with the storage you already own or leverage StrongBox as a stand-alone solution to create a nearline and archive storage solution. Scale capacity as your business grows and pay only for what you use – no more overprovisioning.

Break free from vendor lock-in

Say goodbye to dedicated hardware and proprietary software. Pick your favorite hardware vendor (flash, disk, and tape) – StrongBox works with them all. Our commitment to open standards ensures your data will always be accessible.

Here are 4 reasons why we use LTFS tape:

1. Open-standard

LTFS tape is supported in all modern tape drives including LTO-5, 6, 7 and 8 as well as IBM TS1140, 1150, and 1155.

2. Data mobility

LTFS tape allows users to share data with collaborators around the world. LTFS tape can be “plugged in,” loaded, and read by any LTFS-ready drive, regardless of operating system or software application. And a tape can be exported and shipped or taken to a second location – no problem.

3. Simple, file-level accessibility

LTFS tape is self-describing and transforms tape into a file system so that applications can find files quickly.

4. Reliability

The latest LTO-7 tape delivers the best bit-error rate around. It’s three orders of magnitude more reliable than disk.

What is LTFS tape?

And more importantly, why does it matter?
Here are 7 Things You Need to Know About LTFS

Protecting Unstructured Data Has Never Been so Simple

StrongBox’s robust data protection is fully automated and customizable to any of your business workflows:

  • Create copies of data on multiple, separate LTO tape cartridges.
  • Export LTO media from your library for off-site vaulting.
  • Replicate data off-site for secure protection and instant recovery.
  • User-definable policies make the solution configurable for any scenario

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