Oracle SL8500 против Quantum Scalar i6000 конкурентное сравнение

We know you have options. We’ve made investment in the design of our Scalar i6000 tape library to offer unique capabilities helping you to:

  • Efficiently install into a rack-based datacenter
    • Quantum: Modular design fits standard datacenter rack footprint, including service access
    • Oracle: Large library footprint, non-standard
  • Minimize delays and downtime
    • Quantum: Efficient robot design provides fast performance and high reliability
    • Oracle: Complicated robot design requires 4 robots and elevator mechanism to access all tapes and drives
  • Reduce library management time
    • Quantum: Embedded management and reporting software accessed from a common library interface
    • Oracle: Multiple external applications with their own user interfaces
  • Ensure a healthy media pool
    • Quantum: Automated media health checks verify the data integrity of all tapes
    • Oracle: Does not provide media health checks

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

Feature SL8500 Scalar i6000 Description
Footprint Disruptive, nonstandard layout Fits standard data center rack layout Modular design fits standard 19-inch rack layout, including expansion modules and service access, minimizing datacenter footprint and simplifying installation and expansion.
Robotic Design Complex Efficient Efficient robot design ensures fast performance with high reliability, including a redundant robot option. SL8500 is like 4 separate libraries, each with their own robot, and uses elevators to exchange tapes between each, resulting in slower performance, and lower reliability.
Library Management & Reporting Complex, 3 separate applications Integrated Scalar iLayer software runs internal to the library providing advanced management capabilities with extensive reporting through an intuitive user interface; iLayer is proven to reduce management time by over 50% and reduce service calls.
Media Management No advanced media management tools EDLM
Active Vault
Automated media health checks with EDLM ensure content is available from tape when needed. Active Vault enables inlibrary vaulting, saving money while securely vaulting tapes internal to the library. Vaulted tapes can be monitored with EDLM to ensure data integrity.
Future Enhancements & Support Uncertain Committed While Oracle is minimizing their tape investment Quantum remains committed with an active roadmap, and participation in defining the LTO tape drive roadmap, as one of the 3 LTO technology provider companies.