QUANTUM says its SuperLoader 3 product delivers serious data protection at a low cost. This is the storage company’s latest product in its autoloader family — basically a single tape drive with a robotic mechanism.
Craig Tamlin, Australia New Zealand country manager, says it’s a fabulous product for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) with a moderate amount of data — from 100GB to 500GB.
“This product clearly addresses the urgent need for growing SME users to have economical and dependable automated data protection with plenty of room for growth. So far it’s been very well accepted,” he says.
Tamlin adds that the product easily integrates into existing environments and is compatible with all major backup software, operating systems, network infrastructures and management tools.
Quantum has two distributors — Express Data and Datastor — and Tamlin says there is little overlap between the two as they tend to cover different markets.
Tamlin has noticed SMEs often under-fund backup and recovery and says the SuperLoader 3 contains everything in one box, including bundled Veritas Backup Exec 10 software.
According to storage analyst Freeman Reports, Quantum is the top supplier of digital linear tapes (DLT) and linear tape open (LTO) autoloaders and has a total autoloader unit share of 31%.