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Fujitsu ETERNUS LT Family Supports LTO 8 Technology

News facts:

  • Fujitsu’s ETERNUS LT family now supports new LTO-8 tape technology, which doubles data capacity from previous generation
  • Following the 3-2-1 rule for data protection and keeping an offline encrypted copy of data helps protect against cyberattacks and ransomware
  • WORM capability addresses global data protection and compliance requirements
May 17, 2018
Fujitsu today announces that its ETERNUS LT product family now supports the latest generation LTO-8 tape drives for long-term back up and archiving, doubling data capacity from the previous tape generation. With LTO-8 technology, ETERNUS LT tape libraries now can store up to 30TB of compressed data per cartridge. This makes it easier than before to create data backups that can be held offline, helping to maintain the integrity and accessibility of business-critical data even in cases of cybercrime, such as ransomware attacks.

Enterprises are increasingly under cyberattack, which can lead to data loss or corruption. The latest threat is ransomware, where critical data is encrypted until a ransom is paid in Bitcoin in exchange for the unlock key. With attacks of this nature becoming increasingly sophisticated, and infections taking hold in seconds, organizations that are locked out of their data face a trail of damage that can take weeks or months to rectify. To counter this, the ‘three two one’ backup rule is more relevant today than ever: keep at least three copies of data, store two backup copies on different storage media, and store one offline. Especially for data critical to business operations, keeping an encrypted copy offline is a guaranteed way of keeping information safe from online attacks.

With the latest update, Fujitsu ETERNUS LT tape systems enable highly-scalable and cost-efficient backup solutions. Hardware-based, autonomous data encryption enhances security and compliance, with ETERNUS LT systems suitable for a wide range of storage requirements, including long-term archiving, disaster recovery and automated, unattended backup. Helping meet global compliance regulations for storing data on tape, all ETERNUS LT systems also support the WORM (Write Once, Read Many) protocol – with data held in a non-erasable, non-rewritable format.

Marcus Schneider, Senior Director Head of Data Center Product Management EMEIA, at Fujitsu comments: “No business can be completely protected against the risk of cyberattack, but keeping an offline backup copy of essential business data on tape is the best defense. Small, highly portable LTO-8 cartridges, with their higher capacities, are a convenient way to store data offline. After creating copies, these cartridges can be placed in a safe, for additional security. This approach provides a new layer of protection against ransomware and other types of online cyberattack.”

Fujitsu is also introducing support for LTO-8 to all three models in the Fujitsu ETERNUS CS data protection appliance line-up – the ETERNUS CS200c, ETERNUS CS800 and ETERNUS CS8000.

Pricing and availability

ETERNUS LT20, ETERNUS LT40, ETERNUS LT60 and ETERNUS LT260 products will support LTO-8 from May 31, 2018 across all regions.

Notes to editors

In addition to hardware-based data encryption being offered across the ETERNUS LT range, the ETERNUS LT260 model can generate and manage data encryption keys within its own tape library, without the expense of using backup software or the need for an additional server.

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Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 155,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

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Date: 17 May, 2018