HPE MSL6480 против Quantum Scalar i3 и i6 конкурентное сравнение

We know you have options. We’ve made investment in the design of our tape libraries to offer unique capabilities helping you to:

  • Easily increase capacity
    • Quantum: Simple software license key (Capacity-on-Demand)
    • HPE: Install modules with physical slots only
  • Reduce data center footprint
    • Quantum: Highest storage density of 16.7 (tape slots/U); 25% higher density than HPE
    • HPE: Storage density of 13.3 (tape slots/U)
  • Maximize uptime
    • Quantum: Integrated intelligent iLayer™ software with proactive diagnostics
    • HPE: Optional external software and server to install and manage
  • Minimize power & cooling costs
    • Quantum: 80 PLUS® certified power supplies
    • HPE: Standard power supplies
  • Reduce server sprawl
    • Quantum: Embedded compute server available for converged solutions; all library management applications run internally
    • HPE: No embedded server option and library management applications require external servers

We have two models that compare to HPE MSL6480 providing more options depending on your needs:

  • Scalar i3
    • Designed for lower duty cycle environments
    • Uses LTO half high tape drives
  • Scalar i6
    • Designed for more demanding workload environments
    • Uses LTO full high tape drives
    • Provides media health checks to ensure content stored on tape remains available
    • Allows automated, in-library vaulting for lower cost, more secure long-term storage

The HPE MSL6480 tape library is designed for entry level environments. The library utilizes LTO half high drives, similar to the Scalar i3 library, which are intended for lower duty cycle workloads. While Scalar i3 most closely compares to MSL6480, we’ve included Scalar i6 details in case your needs will benefit from its advanced features.

The following table compares key features of the three products to help determine which tape library best meets your needs.

Feature Scalar i3 MSL6480 Scalar i6 Description
Scalability COD
25-slot increments from 25 to 200
Physical slots (no COD)
80-slot increments From 80 to 560
25-slot increments from 50 to 800
Capacity-on-Demand (COD) scalability expands library capacity with a simple software license key.
Storage Density (slots/U) 16.7
50-slots per 3U
80-slots per 6U
100-slots per 6U
Higher density (25% more than HPE) saves valuable data center rack space.
Availability & Durability LTO half-high LTO half-high (LTO-5 full-high)
Media health check with HPE Data Verification software (external)
LTO full-high Media health check with Quantum EDLM software (integrated) Full high drives are designed to handle higher duty cycle environments. Automated media health checks ensure content is available from tape when needed. HPE requires an external server to run this software while Quantum’s software is integrated into the library.
Library Management iLayer software
standard integrated
HPE TapeAssure optional external
requires Command View software
iLayer software
standard integrated
iLayer with proactive diagnostics is standard and comes embedded in all Scalar libraries – minimizing library management time and maximizing uptime. HPE TapeAssure software is purchased separately and must be hosted external to the library, along with another required application (Command View).
Media Management NA NA Active Vault Active Vault enables in-library vaulting, saving money while securely vaulting tapes internal to the library. Vaulted tapes can be monitored with EDLM media health checking software.
Power 80 PLUS certified power supplies Standard power supplies 80 PLUS certified power supplies 80 PLUS certification ensures lowest cost, power, and cooling for minimizing OPEX.
Convergence Embedded compute server option NA Embedded compute server option Embedded compute server blades enable complementary applications (such as LTFS and Veeam tape server) to run internal to the library for greater efficiency of converged solutions.