Redmond, WA — Advanced Digital Information Corporation (Nasdaq:ADIC) announced today that it has been awarded a contract to provide automated tape libraries for over 40 United States Marine Corps (USMC) network centers around the world.
The contract, valued at nearly $1,000,000, is for three different models of the company’s Scalar(R) series libraries, all integrating AIT2 recording technology. Designed to handle a wide range of networking storage needs, the libraries cover capacities from one TB for the smallest models up to 16.6 TB for the largest.
“In an age of smart weapons and globally coordinated tactical planning, the security achieved by military preparedness is inextricably linked to the security provided for network data,” commented Chuck Stonecipher, ADIC president and COO. “We believe this selection continues a trend — an increasingly large number of geographically distributed enterprises are standardizing on single solutions providers who can both deliver a range of product options to match their diverse installations and a worldwide logistics and service team to support them. ADIC is proud to be acknowledged as one of the very few able to provide this range of integrated products and service.”
The ADIC Scalar series of automated tape libraries comprises over a dozen separate models that offer desktop to data center capacity ranges for all of the major open system tape formats — LTO, AIT, and DLT. The award-winning Scalar libraries have had several industry firsts: They were the first to announce integrated Fibre Channel connectivity to allow their direct use in Storage Area Networks (SANs); the first independent libraries to announce support for both AIT and LTO Ultrium technology; and the first to offer low-cost, high performance barrier-free scalability to the mid-range tape storage market.
The AIT2 tape technology selected for the USMC data protection installations provides a powerful combination of capacity, transfer rates, density, and reliability. Its unique on-cartridge memory-in-cassette feature also provides faster access to stored data that competitive technologies — average time to access any file on a 100GB tape is less than 30 seconds.
With an installed base of more than 70,000 automated libraries, innovative storage management software, Fibre Channel Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions, and Network Attach Storage (NAS) appliances, ADIC is a leading device-independent storage solutions provider to the open systems marketplace. The Company offers a broad range of products designed to enhance organizations’ ability to store, protect, manage and use their rapidly growing network data. ADIC’s automated storage products are available through a worldwide sales force and a global network of resellers and OEMs, including Dell, Fujitsu Siemens and IBM.
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