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NEO Series Tape Libraries and Autoloaders

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NEO 8000e provides the long-term data storage and archiving solution for organizations with massive amounts of data. Embedded robustness, flexibility and intelligence are the cornerstone of the NEO 8000e, making it the ideal solution for the most demanding data centers.

With This Product You Can...

  • Address enterprise-level backup and archive requirements with up to 3PB of data storage
  • Meet backup windows and improve efficiency with high-performance data transfer rates … up to 24 TB/hr
  • Maximize data availability with redundant robotics, redundant components, and remote failover
  • Connect through multiple interfaces simultaneously with the embedded interface architecture
  • Easily customize your capacity, performance, and connectivity to meet your needs
 

Features

 

LTFS

LTFS functionality allows a tape cartridge to look just like a file system in which a the cartridge can be "mounted" just like a hard drive or thumb drive.

 
Highlights
  • Drag and drop functionality and familiar directory tree interface ensures simplicity and ease of use
  • Linux, Windows, and Mac drive availability ensures wide spread compatibility
  • Facilitates tape media interchange
  • Reduces cost of ownership by eliminating the need for backup software
Why You Need It...
  • Ensures fast, efficient, easy-to-use, affordable archive of file system data
 

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Remote Management

NEO remote management provides intelligent, proactive administration and monitoring of the tape library, tape drives and media, ensuring a seamless backup and archive process.

 
Highlights
  • 10/100-BaseT Ethernet connection
  • Provides tape drive and tape cartridge status information
  • Enables remote configuration activities
  • Alerts user to unusual/suspicious activity that may affect the backup/archive process via email or SNMP traps
  • Enables remote firmware upgrades
  • Provides remote diagnostics capabilities
Why You Need It...
  • Provides convenient and reliable management of the backup/archive process from anywhere in the world
 

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Expandability/Scalability

NEO Series expandability/scalability features allow you to dynamically adjust your storage capacity and performance as your data storage needs change, adapting to ever-changing environments with a minimal amount of disruption while protecting your original library investment.

 
Highlights
  • NEO 8000e can be scaled up to 1,000 cartridge slots and 24 tape drives by adding a 2nd module to the base unit, providing enterprise class functionality.
  • NEO 2000e and NEO 4000e can be scaled with either additional NEO 2000e modules or NEO 4000e modules, for an almost limitless combination of capacity and performance designed to specifically fit your storage needs
  • Flexible expandability and scalability allow you to reconfigure multi-module units and redeploy them as needed
Why You Need It...
  • Provides the flexibility to meet changing data storage requirements
 

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Removable Cartridge Magazines

NEO Series removable cartridge magazines provide effortless media handling for loading/unloading of cartridges while facilitating off-line storage for disaster recovery purposes.

 
Highlights
  • Allows users to conveniently add/remove cartridges in their NEO library
  • Provides easy off-line handling of multiple cartridges
  • Enables convenient off-line/off-site storage of cartridges for disaster recovery purpose
  • Ensures more efficient media handling both inside and outside of a NEO Series library
Why You Need It...
  • Reduces administrative overhead by making media handling more efficient and reliable
 

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Upgradable Tape Drives

Avoid those dreaded forklift upgrades when new tape technologies become available. With NEO Series libraries, you can upgrade your drives and media on the fly. Installing and removing tape drives in is quick and easy. LTO drives maintain backward compatibility to previous generation tapes, so you won’t orphan any data during the upgrade process. This approach not only protects your investment, but also minimizes administrative overhead, and reduces service/maintenance costs.

 
Highlights
  • Users can easily remove/replace tape drives to provide effortless upgrades to next-generation tape drive technologies
  • Downtime costs are eliminated by enabling end user replacement of tape drives (no waiting for a service tech to show up)
  • Tape drives can easily be added to existing tape libraries for increased performance and efficiency
  • Tape drives can be interchanged between NEO libraries for increased investment protection
Why You Need It...
  • Protects your original library investment and reduces administrative overhead
 

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Encryption

Provides increased data security to prevent unauthorized access to highly sensitive or
mission-critical data.

 
Highlights
  • Monitor I/O trends
  • Detect bottlenecks
  • Improve overall performance
Why You Need It...
  • To prevent unauthorized access of confidential data
 

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Partitioning

NEO Series partitioning capability allows you to configure a single physical library into multiple virtual libraries.

 
Highlights
  • Improves efficiency of the backup/archive process by enabling multi-tasking within the same library
  • Enables you to configure a single NEO library to interface with different backup servers, regardless of their connectivity type (SCSI, SAS, FC, etc.)
  • Protects your investment by allowing you to simultaneously use a single NEO library with a variety of backup software applications
Why You Need It...
  • To maximize efficiency and improve cost of ownership
 

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NEO 8000e Technical Specifications

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NEO 8000e Specifications

# of tape cartridge slots Comes standard with 100 slots; slots 101-500 available as options
# of tape drives 1-12
# of mail slots 15
Tape drives supported LTO6, LTO5
Minimum Capacity (per module) LTO6: 250TB
LTO5: 150TB
Maximum Capacity (per module) LTO6: 3.1PB
LTO5: 1.5PB
Maximum Capacity (maximum # of modules) LTO6: 6.3PB
LTO5: 3TB
Minimum data transfer rate (per module) LTO6: 576GB/hr
LTO5: 504GB/hr
Maximum data transfer rate (per module) LTO6: 17.3TB/hr
LTO5: 12TB/hr
Maximum data transfer rate (maximum number of modules) LTO6: 34.6TB/hr
LTO5: 24TB/hr
Interfaces LTO6: 8Gb FC, 6Gb SAS
LTO5: 8Gb FC, 6Gb SAS
Connectors LC optical fibre, 8088 Mini-SAS
Form Factor 43U full rack height
Dimensions (inches - unpackaged) 76”h x 24”w x 41.5”d
Dimensions (inches – shipping) -
Weight (pounds - base configuration, unpackaged) -
Weight (pounds – base configuration, shipping) 705
Avg. cartridge swap time -
Inventory time Less than 5 minutes (with maximum number of cartridges/tape drives)
Power Requirements 638 watts (avg)
Input Requirements 100 - 240 VAC, 47-53Hz
Humidity (non-condensing; operating) 15% to 80%
Temperature range (operating) 10° to 40° C
Reliability >4,000,000 MCBF (robotic load/unload cycles)
Standard Warranty 1-year Overland Care Level 2: 9x5 NBD onsite; NBD advanced parts replacement; 24x7 telephone support

Accessories

NEO E LTO4FH SCSI add-on drive
NEO E LTO4FH FC add-on drive
NEO E LTO5FH SAS add-on drive
NEO E LTO5FH FC add-on drive
NEO E 8000 80-slot capacity increase module
NEO 8000e additional power supply
NEO 8000e 15-slot mail slot
NEO 8000e robotics expansion
NEO 8000e frame expansion
NEO 8000 to 8000E upgrade kit
NEO 8000E rear door panel option kit
LTO-4 media (5-pack, with barcode labels)
LTO-4 media (20-pack, without barcode labels)
LTO-5 media (5-pack, with barcode labels)
LTO-5 media (20-pack, without barcode labels)
LTO cleaning cartridge (2-pack)

Support Options

OverlandCare for NEO 8000e  
OverlandCare Level 2 (24x7 Phone/NBD Onsite), 3-Yr Uplift, 8000e (including support for up to 500 slots and 12 drives) EWCAREL2U-NE8E
OverlandCare Level 2 (24x7 Phone/NBD Onsite), 1-Yr Uplift, 8000e (including support for 500 slots and 12 drives) EWCAREL2R-NE8E
OverlandCare Level 2 (24x7 Phone/NBD Onsite), 1-Yr Extension, 8000e (including support for up to 500 slots and 12 drives) EWCAREL2E-NE8E
OverlandCare Level 3 (24x7 Phone/9x5x4-Hr Onsite), 3-Yr Uplift, 8000e (including support for up to 500 slots and 12 drives) EWCAREL3U-NE8E
OverlandCare Level 3 (24x7 Phone/9x5x4-Hr Onsite), 1-Yr Uplift, 8000e (including support for up to 500 slots and 12 drives) EWCAREL3R-NE8E
OverlandCare Level 3 (24x7 Phone/9x5x4-Hr Onsite), 1-Yr Extension, 8000e (including support for up to 500 slots and 12 drives) EWCAREL3E-NE8E
OverlandCare Level 4 (24x7 Phone/24x7x4-Hr Onsite), 3-Yr Uplift, 8000e (including support for up to 500 slots and 12 drives) EWCAREL4U-NE8E
OverlandCare Level 4 (24x7 Phone/24x7x4-Hr Onsite), 1-Yr Uplift, 8000e (including support for up to 500 slots and 12 drives) EWCAREL4R-NE8E
OverlandCare Level 4 (24x7 Phone/24x7x4-Hr Onsite), 1-Yr Extension, 8000e (including support for up to 500 slots and 12 drives) EWCAREL4E-NE8E
OverlandCare Zone 2 Uplift, On-site, 1-Yr, NEO 4000e / 8000e; system located 76 - 150 miles (120 - 240km) from the nearest Overland service depot. EWZONE2-NEOE
OverlandCare Zone 2 Uplift, On-site, 3-Yr, NEO 4000e / 8000e; system located 76 - 150 miles (120 - 240km) from the nearest Overland service depot. EW3YZONE2-NEOE
OverlandCare Zone uplift, Zone 3.  1-Yr, system located 151+ miles (240+ km) from the nearest service depot.  Requires custom quote.  Contact your Overland Sales representative for a quote. EWCAREZUP-ZN3
OverlandCare Zone uplift, Zone 3.  3-Yr system located 151+ miles (240+ km) from the nearest service depot.  Requires custom quote.  Contact your Overland Sales representative for a quote EW3YCAREUP-ZN3
NEO 8000e OverlandCare Level 2 Installation INSTALL2-N8
NEO add-on drive OverlandCare Installation (1st drive) INSTALOP-DRV
NEO add-on drive OverlandCare Installation (additional drives) INSTALOP-DVX