Scalable peace of mind
The PowerVault™ ML6000 is an intelligent, modular tape library that functions as the backup target for storage area network (SAN) environments for true disaster recovery. Featuring:
- 23U tape library consists of a 5U control module and two 9U expansion modules for additional capacity
- Capacity-on-demand slot activation license keys. Start with 87 slots and activate up to a total of 225 slots without interrupting library operation.
- Library partitioning for improved flexibility (library managed encryption available with LTO4 and LTO5)
- A single, continuous robot services all drives and media for advanced reliability
Industry Leading Storage Solution
You have better things to do than think about your backup 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 solution. Employing LTO-4, LTO-5 and LTO-6 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.
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The Dell™ PowerVault™ ML6000 tape library is a truly modular backup 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 102.5TB (with LTO-6) of native capacity in the 5U, 41-cartridge ML6010 Library Control Module, you can stack and grow your library, adding 230TB (with LTO-6) of capacity with each 9U, ML6000 Expansion Module, up to a total potential storage capacity of a staggering 1022.5TB (with LTO-6). 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.
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You have better things to do than think about your backup technology.
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 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 nondisruptive scalability to even greater capacity, up to an instantaneously available 225 tape cartridge slots providing 562.5TB of initial native capacity (with LTO-6). 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.
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.
Effective 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. Write once read many (WORM) is integrated with LTO generations LTO-4 and higher 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, LTO-5 and LTO-6.
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 and CommVault, 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 (LTO-4, LTO-5 and LTO-6) and the shelf life (over 20 years) of tape cartridges — it 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)
Hardware Support Service Plans
Dell Infrastructure Services: Execution without excuses
Dell brings pure execution to IT Services. The planning, implementation and maintenance of your IT infrastructure deserves nothing less. Variability in execution can compromise user productivity, IT resources and ultimately your reputation. By utilizing our heritage of process driven excellence, Dell Services can deliver a smarter way. That’s pure Dell.
Gold Enterprise Support:
Provides 24x7 rapid response and resolution of critical issues including escalation management and On-site Emergency Dispatch procedures to quickly restore operations. This level of support is appropriate for servers and storage that are being used for email systems, database applications and virtualization.
Silver Enterprise Support:
Silver support provides convenient 24x7 phone access for hardware and core software troubleshooting with 4-hour 24x7 on-site services following completion of phone-based troubleshooting. This level of support is appropriate for file and print servers, storage and other nonproduction testing and development.
Take Your Support to the Next Level
Platinum Plus Enterprise Support
Dell's most comprehensive level of premium support for storage systems combines rapid response and resolution for critical issues with customized account planning and reporting to proactively help improve uptime. With Platinum Plus, you receive direct access to the Enterprise Command Center and a designated Platinum Technical Account Manager, and can enjoy the benefits of these two new innovative features:
- Operations Performance Benchmarking Innovative management tools and processes, providing customers with unprecedented visibility into their IT operations and a mechanism for continuous improvement.
- ECC Real-time Tracking Window A real-time web-based tool that allows customers to track the real-time position and status of every open incident they are experiencing around the world, without picking up the phone.
Additional Service Offerings
In today's environment, businesses depend on their advanced server and storage systems running like clockwork. Maximum uptime is crucial. IT professionals' success and credibility depends on knowing they can reliably deliver business-critical operations and rapidly resolve problems when they do arise. They also need the flexibility to match support to the different needs of various end users and applications environments, smartly balancing quality and costs.
Backup and Recovery
Dell offers comprehensive project management to help you optimize your technology, improve efficiencies and minimize downtime with a tailored archiving, backup, recovery solution engineered to provide increased flexibility, scalability and manageability.
Storage and Server Consolidation
Consolidation services provide a common platform to allocate and manage growing demands for data storage and helps reduce administrative effort by establishing a single management console. Dell's comprehensive approach to storage and server consolidation helps you accelerate productivity by delivering customized systems, software and services that ease management and can result in lower total cost of ownership. Consolidation can offer these key benefits:
- Simplify Operations
- Improve Utilization
- Cost-effective Scaling
Comprehensive Storage Training and Certification
Arm your employees with the knowledge and skills they need to be as productive as possible. Dell offers comprehensive training services which include hardware and software training, as well as PC skills and professional development classes. Dell training can help improve system reliability, maximize productivity and reduce end-user requests and downtime.
On-site Installation and Remote Installation Services
Remote Configuration Set-up
- Assistance configuring or setting up your new server's operating system or storage device for the first time
- Flexibility with Dell remotely "driving" the install via online WebEx session or allowing you to perform via phone-based instruction
- Great cost-effective solution to quickly getting your server OS up and running
On-site Installation: Hardware and OS
- An On-site Dell technician to help ensure proper physical setup & functionality of the hardware and Windows operating system in your business environment
- Assistance installing your new system into a Dell-support rack
- Help reduce time required to get your new system completely up and running