Gartner Research

IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Products

Published: 18 March 2004

ID: G0092231

Analyst(s): April Adams

Summary

IBM competes in the midrange tape market with a line of Linear Tape-Open Ultrium 1 and 2 tape drives and tape automation products. In late 2003, new competitive products were introduced by Certance and Quantum.

Table Of Contents
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Overview
    • IBM 3580 Ultrium Tape Drives
    • IBM 3581 Ultrium Tape Autoloader
    • IBM 3582 Ultrium Tape Library
    • IBM 3583 Ultrium Scalable Tape Library
    • IBM 3584 UltraScalable Tape Library
  • Analysis
    • IBM's Enhancements to the Ultrium Specification
  • Pricing
    • GSA Pricing
  • Competitors
    • IBM 3580 Ultrium 2 Tape Drive
    • IBM 3580 Ultrium 1 Tape Drive
    • Total File Access Time
    • Diagnostics
    • Cartridge Memory
    • Other
  • Strengths
  • Limitations
    • Recommended Gartner Research
  • Insight

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