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Dell EMC ML3 Tape Library

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Backup with Ease

Easy to order, easy to use and easy to service with a 3U form factor, expandable to up to 272 slots

 
 
Dell EMC ML3/ML3E Tape Library and Expansion

 

Dell EMC ML3/ML3E Tape Library and Expansion - A simple approach to automating backup

A simple approach to automating backup

  • The Dell EMC ML3 Tape Library offers scalability above and beyond traditional tape solutions, so that you can grow your data environment with your business.
  • Keep it simple and save on time and support costs with the easy to order, easy to configure, and easy to upgrade ML3 with ML3E expansion.
  • With a media life span of 30 years, you can rely on Dell EMC’s ML3 tape solution to provide your company with secure back-up.
  • There’s no beating the TCO of tape technology, and with the Dell EMC ML3, you get the assurance your company is backed by a trusted brand with top of the line technology.

 

Dell EMC ML3/ML3E Tape Library and Expansion - Automated Data Protection

Automated Data Protection

Regular, disciplined backup is a vital part of a complete disaster recovery strategy. The Dell EMC ML3 is a powerful tape library that helps organizations automate their backup processes to reduce the need for manual intervention and the risk of human error. The Dell EMC ML3 uses optical cartridge location technology for precision cartridge handling and inventory, which helps improve the overall reliability of backups.
Simplified Operations

Simplified Operations

Tapes can be imported and exported individually using the mail slot or twenty at a time using one of two magazines. The library utilizes barcode-scanning technology to record the location of tape media, so you can be assured that your critical data is properly stored and ready in case disaster strikes.
Dell EMC ML3/ML3E Tape Library and Expansion - Intuitive Management

Intuitive Management

An on-board, user-friendly LCD interface allows you to easily monitor, control, configure, and service the library. While you are away, the tape library enables you to remotely administer all functions, including system status and logs, diagnostics and drive operations, as well as configuration and inventory management features.
Dell EMC ML3/ML3E Tape Library and Expansion - Tape Versatility

Tape Versatility

The comparative low cost for tape — combined with its long history of proven reliability — helps ensure its continued use for both backup and archiving. The portability of tape enables it to be taken off-site and stored in a vault. In addition, LTO tape technology supports write-once, read-many (WORM) capability, which enables permanent data storage that cannot be overwritten — a requirement of many compliance regulations.
Big Capacity, Small Space

Big Capacity, Small Space

With its compact form factor, the Dell EMC ML3 packs an impressive amount of information in a small amount of space. Occupying only three units (3U) of rack space, the library can hold up to 40 tapes, and each ML3E expansion can hold up to 40 tapes — ideal for small office environments managing explosive data growth.
Dell EMC ML3/ML3E Tape Library and Expansion - Be Green With Tape

Be Green With Tape

When factoring in the features and benefits of tape storage — such as reliability, portability, encryption and the shelf life (30 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.

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ProSupport Enterprise Suite

ProSupport Enterprise Suite

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ProDeploy

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Training

Training

Education Services offers an expansive suite of training services with multiple delivery methods, including instructor-led, self-paced online and virtual instructor-led training. With comprehensive and flexible training programs, we make it easy to ensure your staff has the skills they need to successfully manage and utilize your new technology to its full potential.
Consulting

Consulting

Consulting services give expert guidance to help you grow, optimize and transform your IT environment at your own pace and budget. We employ a broad range of certified consultants and engineers, backed by program management teams, who can deliver deep technical expertise. We give you the confidence that your project will be done right and on time.

Encryption

  • Support for Library Managed Encryption and Application Managed Encryption.
    Library Managed Encryption activation license included standard with both the ML3 and ML3E.

Environmental Operating Conditions

  • Temperature: 50 to 95 degrees F, 10 to 35 degrees C.
    Relative Humidity: 20% RH to 80% RH (non-condensing)
    Electrical Power: 5.0 – 3.5 amps, 100 – 240 V 50 / 60 Hz, 350 W

Power Supplies

  • Optional second power supply available for both ML3 and ML3E for redundancy

Management

  • There are two user interfaces:

    Operator Control Panel: Located on the front of the ML3 tape library, the user can use an LCD panel to check system status, run diagnostics, view system logs, check and set configuration, verify drive operations, run an inventory and manage the system.

    Remote Web Management: The web based administration can be accessed via a 10/100/1000 BaseT connection through any standard web browser. The user can check system status, run diagnostics, view system logs, check and set configuration, verify drive operations, run an inventory and manage the system. In addition, the user can upgrade the drive and library firmware via the RMU.

Chassis

  • 3U form factor

    Height: Rack Mount 133mm
    Width: Rack Mount 480mm
    Depth: Rack Mount 873mm
    Weight: 21Kg. with no drive and no media
    Orientation: Horizontal only

    Rack mount standard

Transfer Rate and Backup Rate

  • Per drive:
    LTO-6: 160MB/s, 576GB/hr
    LTO-7: 300MB/s, 1080GB/hr
    LTO-8: 300MB/s, 1080GB/hr (half-height)
    LTO-8: 360MB/s, 1296GB/hr (full-height)

Server Compatibility

  • Dell™ and x86 IBM legacy, Lenovo and HP servers

Drive Controllers

  • 8Gb FC, 6Gb SAS

Software

  • Code Updates:
    Web and either host bus or RMU for drives
    Web and RMU only for library code updates

Media

  • LTO-6, LTO-7, LTO-7 Type M, LTO-8

Tape Backup Technology

  • LTO specifications are an open format designed for interoperability

    Investment protection is assured through backwards compatibility

       LTO-8 reads 1 generation back; LTO-6 and LTO-7 reads 2 generations back

       Each LTO generation writes 1 generation back

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

Library Configurations

  • Up to 3 LTO half-height drives with 40 cartridge slots (ML3) or 40 cartridge slots (ML3E), 8Gb FC or 6Gb SAS

    Partitioning
    Supported

    Expansion capacity
    ML3 base ships standard with 40 cartridge slots
    ML3E expansion module ships standard with 40 cartridge slots
    Each ML3 base supports up to six ML3E expansion modules

Barcode Reader

  • Standard

Scalability

  • Up to 480TB (native) for ML3 and 480TB (native) per ML3E
    3U up to 21U with addition of six ML3E (3U expansion modules)
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