The RLS-8350 extends Qualstar’s well-respected RLS-8500 Series of Simply Reliable automated, high capacity rack mountable tape libraries. Offering superior performance and value, the RLS-8350 delivers 125 terabytes (native). Using typical data compression ratios, capacity can exceed 312 terabytes.

  • RLS-8560 libraries contain 54 data cartridge storage slots and a dedicated four-slot I/O port
  • RLS-85120 models house 114 data cartridge slots with 1 four-slot I/O port, or 108 slots with 2 four-slot I/O ports
  • The 8560 and 85120 models house up to six LTO 5 or LTO 6 tape drives

Expansion Ready

Two, three or four RLS-8500 Series modules can be interconnected easily and economically

  • Up to 474 cartridges; over 2.9 petabytes compressed data in 40U using FastPass™ tape mover option
  • Up to 22 LTO 5 or LTO 6 SAS or Fibre Channel tape drives
  • FastPass, simple, robust tape movers fit entirely within the library
  • User-installable; self-calibrating
  • No additional power or cooling is needed.
  • Optional storage matrix adds 60 slots to RLS-8560

Encryption Enabled

Protect valuable data in transit

  • Simple, easy-to-use
  • Library-based encryption
  • User assigns keys
  • Separate key per partition

Q-Link™ Remote Manager

Q-Link enables any RLS tape library to be configured, monitored, diagnosed and managed from anywhere in the world

  • Web brow-fluidser-based
  • Single-view local and remote management
  • Remote monitoring and troubleshooting

Reliable, Intelligent Robotics

The RLS-8500 Series unique robotic mechanism is Simply Reliable by design

  • Lead screw based robotics
  • Brushless DC motors and closed-loop servo control systems
  • All FRUs, options and tape drives are auto-discovering
  • No electrical and mechanical adjustments
  • Drives are self-connecting, simply slide them in or out
  • All service access is through the front or rear of the unit without removing it from the rack

Easy Operation

RLS-8500 libraries are equipped with high resolution, color touch screens for local operation

  • Intuitive menu-driven user interface
  • Easy-to-use installation, configuration and operation
  • All functions and controls are replicated in the Q-Link brow-fluidser-based remote manager

Advanced Cartridge Management And Security

  • Barcode scanning controls the media inventory
  • Dedicated four-slot I/O port
  • Optional additional four-slot I/O port

Logical Library

Logical Library partitioning enables multiple servers to share a single library, up to one partition per drive.