Higher storage capacity in a smaller space
  

Middle East – 26 March 2009 – After the launch of the mid-high range T16A2 and T40A2 libraries in July 2008 and January 2009 respectively, NEC Computers S.A.S., subsidiary of NEC Corporation, confirms its expertise by introducing the NEC T09A2. This library responds to the budgetary restrictions faced by businesses today, in the most relevant way.

The incomparable benefits include:

•Compact: 1U compact rack format with 9 cartridges for a native storage capacity of up to 7.2TB.
•Performance: Support of one 1 LTO-4 drive via an SAS connection and support for maximum transfer rates of 120MB/sec.
•Simplified operations: 1 magazine available to manage 9 cartridges, of which 1 can be used as a mail box. The bands can also be imported and exported individually via the mail box.
•Complete administration: The management can be done in two ways: via a Web interface or, via the LCD screen located on the front of the library.  
•Compatible: It integrates into the majority of operating systems such as; Microsoft Windows and Linux.

Richard Addey, Middle East & Africa Sales Director for NEC Computers, said, “In the Middle East, the need for storage and reliable back up is greater because of the wider geographies in this region at the enterprise level. Securing data at price performance levels will ensure that CIOs need not compromise on quality especially in times of economic constraints.”


A UNIQUE 1U RACK LIBRARY ON THE MARKET WITH 9 CARTRIDGES
The NEC T09A2 library constitutes a data protection and cost effective solution which helps businesses with limited rack space to automate their back up processes. This solution also reduces manual interventions and the risk of eventual human errors.
The NEC T09A2 stores a significant amount of information in a very compact 1U rack. It can hold up to 9 cartridges with a total capacity of 7.2TB. This entry range solution has been designed with SMBs in mind with regards to requirements for reliability whilst taking into account space restrictions.

A DEDICATED LTO-4 LIBRARY
The library uses bar code reader technology in order to save the location of the LTO bands. It supports an Ultrium LTO-4 drive. This technology safely doubles the storage capacity within a small space, thus allowing the storage of up to 14.4TB of compressed data in a 1U rack format.
The LTO-4 band reader on the other hand, reduces the back up window in comparison with previous generations of LTO drives.
The LTO-4 reader is offered with WORM (Write Once, Read Many) technology in order to protect data against alterations and modifications. In addition, critical data is stored more efficiently thanks to ‘anti-dust’ technology which saves the location of the bands and protects them from dust and wear.

EXTEND THE SOLUTION WARRANTY THANKS TO A COMPLETE, SIMPLE AND FLEXIBLE HIGH ADDED VALUE OFFER
NEC Computers offers the opportunity to extend the three year on site warranty provided in the pack to five years in order to address the requirements of each job.

3 levels of service are available:


   î BASIC
A minimum level of service for applications and technical failures which do not have a major impact of productivity levels.
   î ADVANTAGE
An ideal level of service for an equilibrium between investment and business continuity.
   î PREMIUM
A raised level of service for uncompromised support. NEC Computers is committed to delivering proactive assistance 24/7 for critical applications.


PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The T09A2 library is currently available via the NEC Computers distribution network at the recommended retail price of 5 409 € HT.
This pack contains; 1 x library, 1 x rails kit, 1 x 3mn SAS cable, 1 x LTO cleaning cartridge and 3 years standard on site warranty.
Price of warranty extension from 3 years to 5 years (optional): from 1 269 € to 8 800 € for the Premium price (6H RTC 24h/7).

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