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Dell PowerVault ML6020 Product Details

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Automated Tape Library in a 14U form factor, 133 storage slots and up to 6 tape drives

 
PowerVault ML6020 Tape Library

 

Encryption

  • Optional Library Managed Encryption (LTO-4 and later generations)
    Optional Advanced Reporting Available

    Optional Features

     

    Optional Capacity on Demand
    Linear Tape File System (LTFS) support provides easy data access and management allowing easy file share;
    LTFS-LE software is available for purchase

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)

Management

  • Library Management Interface:

    Operator panel
    Password-protected, context-sensitive LCD menu display with backlight
    Displays library, drive and mailbox activity
    Remote management (Remote Management Unit -- RMU) with integrated web server
    Operational status LED

Chassis

  • PowerVault ML6020 14U Control Module
    24.4" x 17.4" x 31.4" (61.9cm x 44.2cm x 79.8cm)
    125 lbs (56.8 Kgs)

Transfer Rate and Backup Rate

  • Native Maximums: (with 6 LTO-3 drives)
    2160 MB/s
    129.6 GB/min
    7776 GB/hr

Server Compatibility

Drive Controllers

  • 8Gb FC or 6Gb SAS (LTO-6 and earlier generations only)

    Note: ML6000 will support any combination of LTO drives after point of sale. Dell recommends partitioning drives by generation for ease of media management.

Software

  • Dell-supported Tape Backup Software*:
    Veritas® Backup Exec™ for Microsoft® Windows® and Novell® NetWare® *
    CommVault® Galaxy™ for Microsoft Windows, Novell NetWare, and Linux® *
    EMC® Legato™NetworkerTM for Microsoft Windows and Linux*

Reliability

  • Tape Shelf Life: 30 years minimum (at 20°C, 40%RH)
    Power: Redundant power supplies available
    User Upgrades: Drives,capacity on demand, second power supply, library managed encryption, advanced reporting
    FRUs/CRUs: Power supplies, picker assembly, control electronics, hot-swap drives, RMU
    Diagnostics: Embedded monitoring of major subsystems, self-diagnostics, policy-based email alerts, auto calibration, auto inventory, SNMP alerts via RMU
    Additional Features: Automatic bar code reader, choice of automatic or manual drive cleaning

Tape Backup Technology

  • Automated Tape Library
    36 to 402 cartridges
    1-18 LTO-3 or LTO-4 Tape Drives
    5U, 14U and 23U Base Configurations
    9U Expansion Module
    32U and 41U configs available for configuration

     

Library Configurations

  • PowerVault ML6020 CM (14U)
    Up to 128 cartridges
    Up to 6 LTO-4 tape drives
    Up to 18 mailbox cartridges

     

Barcode Reader

  • Standard

Operations

  • Configuration: Auto discovery and auto calibration for installed/added components (modules, tapes, drives)
PowerVault ML6030 Tape Library

Industry Leading Storage Solution

You have better things to do than think about your backup and archive 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 storage area network (SAN) backup and archive solutions. Employing LTO tape drives and media with write-once, read-many (WORM) capability, as well as features such as proactive monitoring to supervise all major subsystem components and Library-Managed Encryption 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.
Modular Flexibility

Modular Flexibility

The Dell™ PowerVault™ ML6000 tape library is a truly modular backup/archive 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. The library is available preconfigured in 5U (ML6010), 14U (ML6020), or 23U (ML6030) sizes and adding an additional 9U unit to your stack is a straightforward procedure. 32U and 41U chassis sizes are available for configuration.

Capacity on Demand

Planning 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 preconfigured 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. 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 reinitialization of the library.
PowerVault ML6000 tape library offers Proactive Monitoring features of all components and operations in the library.

Intelligent Diagnostics

The ML6000's intelligence proactively monitors the status of all components and operations in the library. Relational diagnostics maintains a history of events occurring in the library over time, and correlates them to provide failure prediction capabilities. The ML6000 will select, gather and analyze logs and provide proactive notification to your designated administrator of potential issues before an issue actually occurs. You can take advantage of the email notification feature to provide remote notification of events occurring in the backup environment.
PowerVault ML6000 features an intuitive touch screen interface on-board for one-touch access to library operations.

Versatile Management

The integrated operator panel 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.
Aligning Tape and Disk Solutions

Aligning Tape and Disk Solutions

The ML6000 PowerVault™ family is optimized for Dell PowerEdge™ servers, and designed to align perfectly with the Dell Storage PS Series Internet SCSI (iSCSI) and Dell Storage SC Series Fibre Channel disk storage systems. The PowerVault™ ML6000 family is the ideal choice for backup of the Dell Storage portfolio and can also effectively support your long-term archiving needs.

Ready for Tomorrow

Technology evolves. That's why the ML6000 family supports a wide range of software from Dell NetVault Backup and other leading companies such as Symantec. 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 Tape

Be Green With Tape

When factoring in the features and benefits of tape storage — such as reliability, portability, encryption (LTO-4 and later generations) and the shelf life (30 years) of tape cartridges — it is the perfect solution for your long- 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.

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