The RLS-Series delivers Qualstar’s Simply
Reliable Automated Tape Library technology to users requiring rackmountable
The RLS-Series supports AIT, LTO, SuperAIT and SuperDLT cartridge tape
formats, giving users technology choices without compromising quality
or reliability, in compact 5U-high modules. Offering superior performance
and value, the RLS-Series Tape Library family includes five models yielding
capacities up to 22 terabytes (native). Using typical data compression
ratios, capacity can exceed 57 terabytes. Depending on the tape drive
technology chosen, individual models house up to four tape drives. Data
transfer rates can approach 560 gigabytes per hour. Built-in reliability
is only part of the RLS-Series story. Hot-pluggable tape drives have been
designed in to reduce downtime. Each drive is on a self-connecting mount
that eliminates handling cables. Simply slide the drives in or out.
High Availability plus Q-Link
RLS High Availability options include hot-swappable redundant power supplies,
true hot-swappable tape drives, and Q-Link™, the web browser based remote
library manager. Q-Link
allows any RLS-Series Tape Library to be
configured, monitored, diagnosed and managed from anywhere in the world.
Using Q-Link, companies can deploy enterprise-class data protection without
increasing staffs or degrading data security. Even firmware updates can
be implemented remotely. Investment Protection
Featuring IPM (Interface Personality Module) Architecture, RLS-Series
libraries can be reconfigured in seconds for SCSI, Fibre Channel or future
interface architectures such as iSCSI by simply plugging in the appropriate
IPM. In addition, a field capacity expansion kit is available to economically
upgrade the RLS-4445 to an RLS-4470.
Reliable, Intelligent Robotics
The RLS-Series unique robotic mechanism is Simply Reliable by design.
Leadscrew-based robotics using brushless DC motors and closed-loop servo
control systems provide precise positioning and flawless media handling
for years of dependable operation. All FRUs, options and tape drives are
auto-discovering, and all electrical and mechanical adjustments have been
completely eliminated by sophisticated, adaptive ‘smart’ logic design.
An intuitive menu-driven control system provides easy-to-use installation,
configuration, and operational information via the onboard LCD panel.
Critical operating functions are displayed and an audible alarm signals
conditions requiring immediate action. All of the information, functions
and controls built into the front panel display are replicated in
the powerful, browser-based remote library manager. Tapes are housed in
convenient magazines that simply snap in and out of the library. Removing
and organizing tapes for off-site storage has never been easier.
Management and Security
Bar code scanning enhances throughput and controls the media inventory.
VIOP, a unique
variable I/O port design, allows users to determine how many slots to
commit to importing and exporting tapes. Our exclusive ‘Inventory Sentry’
senses whether the tapes or magazines have actually been removed when
the door is opened. If they haven’t, operation is resumed without causing
a time consuming re-inventory.
Logical Library and Fibre Channel
Logical Library is built into every RLS-Series library. It allows up to
four servers to share a single library, even if each server is running
a separate application. Systems that you couldn’t afford to upgrade can
now be protected automatically. The SANSmart Fibre Channel interface option
supports the latest 2-gigabit per second SAN technology.
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RLS Specifications Table:
Engineered for Reliability:
Efficient Media Control:
- Auto-connecting hot-pluggable
- All brushless DC motors
- Self-calibrating digital servo
- Auto-aligning. No mechanical
or electrical adjustments
- Over 1,000,000 MEBF
- Automated tape drive cleaning
Comprehensive User Interface:
- Bar code scanning of data cartridges
- VIOP, Variable I/O port for
inserting and removing cartridges or magazines
- Inventory Sentry minimizes offline
- Back-lighted 80 character display
- Proven control panel menu system
for easy installation, configuration, operation and maintenance
- Q-Link browser-based remote
library management option
- Hot-swappable tape drive option
- Redundant hot-swappable power
- Barcode reader option
- 2-gigabit Fibre Channel interface
- Ultra2 LVD SCSI interface
- Multiple SCSI bus connections
- Logical Library Partioning
- Simultaneous random and multi-sequential
- Selectable recycling and dual-bin
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