The PowerVault™ ML6000 family consists of two base configurations: the PowerVault ML6010 (5U) Control Module and the PowerVault ML6020 (14U) Control Module. The ML6010 Control Module contains the robotics, intelligence and management of the library, while the ML6020 (14U) combines the 5U Control Module with a 9U Expansion Module for scalability.
Industry Leading Storage SolutionYou have better things to think about than your back-up technology, and the PowerVault ML6000 family is designed to ensure that storage of your key files are worry and hassle free. The ML6000 is a versatile, enterprise-level, top-rated modular tape library that allows customers to scale their SAN backup solution. Employing LTO-3, LTO-4 and LTO-5 tape drives and media with WORM capability, as well as features such as Proactive Monitoring to supervise all major subsystem components and Encryption Key Management for added security, the ML6000 is an intelligent, long-term investment. Capable of expanding as your capacity needs grow, the ML6000 family offers your organization long-term data retention and restoration functionality, in a robust, intelligent, user-friendly storage system.
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Modular FlexibilityThe Dell PowerVault ML6000 Tape Library is a truly modular back-up solution for your critical files and data. Completely scalable, the ML6000 family provides you with the secure storage capacity you require now, while helping to ensure that your needs are met tomorrow. Starting with up to 61.5TB of native capacity in the 5U, 41-cartridge ML6010 Library Control Module, you can stack and grow your library, adding 145.5TB of capacity with each 9U, 97-cartridge ML6000 Expansion Module, up to a total potential storage capacity of a staggering 613.5TB. The library is available pre-configured in 5U (ML6010), 14U (ML6020), or 23U (ML6030) sizes and adding an additional 9U unit to your stack is a straightforward procedure.
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Capacity on DemandPlanning for future storage capacity today can help save your organization time and money when you take advantage of the capacity on demand feature. For example, the ML6030 Library is pre-configured with 87 cartridge slots enabled. When the need arises, additional cartridge slots can be activated in 46 slot increments via the software License Key, allowing for non-disruptive scalability to even greater capacity, up to an instantaneously available 225 tape cartridge slots providing 337TB of initial native capacity. As your enterprise grows, so does your library, each additional 9U Expansion Module is also License Key scalable in 46 slot increments, that will eventually support up to 409 slots in a 41U library configuration! Activating a new License Key code and increasing your capacity is a simple, straightforward process that does not require any extra hardware or re-initialization of the library.
Versatile ManagementThe integrated Operator Panel's touch screen is a simple and intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) that allows you one-touch access through menu items, and provides quick-glance information on the library's health. Setup, installation, maintenance, partitioning and troubleshooting are all handled through Wizards that guide you through each process step-by-step in plain English. A full-featured, HTML-based remote management utility allows administrators to perform all library management functions from any remote location. The self-awareness and ease of management of the ML6000 PowerVault Library help ensure that the safety of your backup execution is always worry-free.
Reliable TechnologyEffective data protection requires reliability. The entire PowerVault ML6000 stack is governed by a single, continuous robotic system, meaning fewer moving parts and less chance of failure, further helping to ensure your key files are safe and secure. WORM (Write Once Read Many) is integrated with the LTO-3, LTO-4 and LTO-5 drives and media to help prevent data from being overwritten or digitally altered. The ML6000 has a Redundant Power Supply designed to ensure that your storage is active and available, at all times. For additional security, Library Managed Encryption is available when configured with LTO-4 and LTO-5 drives.
Aligning Tape and Disk SolutionsThe ML6000 PowerVault™ family is optimized for Dell PowerEdge™ servers, and designed to align perfectly with the Dell EqualLogic™ Internet SCSI (iSCSI) and Dell Compellent Fibre Channel disk storage systems. The PowerVault™ ML6000 family is the ideal choice for Dell Compellent or Dell™ EqualLogic™ storage area network (SAN) backup and can effectively support your long-term archiving needs.
Ready for TomorrowTechnology evolves. That's why the ML6000 family supports a wide range of software from leading companies such as Symantec, as well as Dell EqualLogic disk portfolio. The PowerVault ML6000 uses drive technology that is future-ready, capable of expanding with the market to support different connectivity options including serial attached SAS and Fibre Channel. Long-term investment requires a system that is flexible, modular and scalable, and the PowerVault ML6000 family is ready to grow with your enterprise.
Be Green with TapeWhen factoring in the features and benefits of tape storage - such as reliability, portability, encryption (LTO4 and LTO5), and the shelf life (over 20 years) of tape cartridges, tape storage is the perfect solution for your long term or short term backup or archiving needs. In addition, when tape media is stored, it does not require energy until it needs to be accessed. By using zero energy when stored, tape is 'naturally' Green.
Tape Backup Technology
- Automated Tape Library
41 to 409 cartridges
1-18 LTO-4 or LTO-5 Tape Drives
5U, 14U and 23U Base Configurations
9U Expansion Module
32U and 41U configs available for configuration
- Dell™ and x86 IBM and HP Servers
- Native: 613 TB (with 409 LTO-5 cartridges)
LTO3, LTO4 or LTO5
Transfer Rate and Backup Rate
- Native Maximums: (with 18 LTO-5 drives)
- PowerVault ML6010 CM (5U)
Up to 41 cartridges
Up to 2 tape drives
Up to 6 mailbox cartridges
PowerVault ML6020 CM (14U)
Up to 133 cartridges
Up to 6 tape drives
Up to 18 mailbox cartridges
PowerVault ML6030 CM (23U)
Up to 225 cartridges
Up to 10 tape drives
Up to 30 mailbox cartridges
PowerVault ML6000 EM (9U)
Up to 92 cartridges
Up to 4 tape drives
ML6000 - 32U Config
Up to 317 cartridges
Up to 14 tape drives
Up to 42 mailbox cartridges
ML6000 - 41U Config
Up to 409 cartridges
Up to 18 tape drives
Up to 54 mailbox cartridges
- Optional Library Managed Encryption (LTO4 and LTO5)
Optional Advanced Reporting Available
- Tape Shelf Life: 30 years minimum (at 20°C, 40%RH)
MTBF: Greater than 250,000 power on hours
Power: Redundant power supplies available
User Upgrades: Drives, storage capacity columns, magazines, rack-mount kit, casters, second power supply
Field Replaceable: Power supplies, picker assembly, control electronics, hot-swap drives, RMU
Diagnostics: Embedded monitoring of major subsystems, self-diagnostics, policy-based email and pager alerts, auto calibration, auto inventory, SNMP alerts via RMU
Additional Features: Automatic bar code reader, automatic calibration, choice of automatic or manual drive cleaning
- Cartridge Change: 10 seconds
Inventory Time: Less than 60 seconds
Inventory Speed: 128 slots in less than 20 seconds
Configuration: Autodiscovery and auto calibration for installed/added components (modules, tapes, drives, magazines)
- Library Management Interface:
Password-protected, context-sensitive LCD menu display with backlight
Displays library, drive and mailbox activity
Integrated web server (Remote Management Unit -- RMU) Drive
Operational status LED
- LVD SCSI, 4 Gb/s FC, 8 Gb/s FC, 3 Gb/s SAS, 6 Gb/s SAS
Note: ML6000 will support any combination of LTO drives
- Dell-supported Tape Backup Software:
Symantec® Backup Exec™ for Microsoft® Windows® and Novell® NetWare®
- PowerVault ML6010 CM (5U)
8.6" x 17.4" x 31.4" (21.9cm x 44.2cm x 79.8cm)
66 lbs (30 Kgs)
PowerVault ML6020 CM (14U)
24.4" x 17.4" x 31.4" (61.9cm x 44.2cm x 79.8cm)
125 lbs (56.8 Kgs)
PowerVault ML6030 CM (23U)
40.1" x 17.4" x 31.4" (101.9cm x 44.2cm x 79.8cm)
184 lbs (83.6 Kgs)
Environmental Operating Conditions
- Electrical: 100-240V
Altitude: 10,000 ft (9,144m)
Temperature: 10°C to 40°C (operating)
Humidity: 20-80% non-condensing (operating)
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