XenData introduced the SXL-8500 LTO-7 tape library, starting at 462 TB of nearline capacity and scalable to 3.3 PB with library expansion modules.

The base model includes a 6RU robotic library with two LTO-7 drives and 77 managed LTO cartridge slots. Fully loaded, the system has 10 LTO-7 drives (for increased performance) and can hold up to six 80-slot expansion modules — for a total of 557 LTO-7 cartridges and a capacity of 3,342 TB — the company said.

The systems run on Windows Server 2012 R2 and can be upgraded to Windows Server 2016. Connectivity is via 1 GbE or 10 GbE ports and NAS architecture, including a standard file-folder interface for both archive and restore operations, and the system writes to LTO using the LTFS format.

"The SXL-8500 raises the bar when it comes to scalability, performance and value for money," said XenData CEO Phil Storey in a prepared statement. "Organizations are looking for a solution to capture and retain massive amounts of creative video content or surveillance video from large-scale projects, and our new series is an ideal fit."

The SXL-8500 starts at $51,800.