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Cache-A Archive Appliance · LTO-6 Release

Award-Winning Cache-A Archive Appliance Products
Easily archive digital source media and projects. Built-in catalog for easy recovery. Appliance based solutions to protect your content for the long term:

. Simple workflows to protect your valuable footage.
. USB 3.0 connectivity on Prime-Cache5 and eSATA, USB, and ExpressCard connectivity on Pro models.
. Archive complete projects in the edit suite.
. Networked archiving means access from every workstation on your network .
. Search by file name or user metadata.
. Works stand-alone or with digital asset management applications like CatDV.

Prime-Cache · Pro-Cache · Power-Cache · Library

For more information about the Cache-A family of archive appliances, or to place an order, call (310) 922-1631

Cache-A Library24 & Library48 Automation Appliances

For Pro-Cache & Power-CacheArchive Appliances

Available with LTO-5 &/or LTO-6 tape drives

Cache-A Standard Features in a Library Appliance

  • Easy to Deploy and Use
    • Network Attached cross-platform accessibility
  • Table-of-contents on every tape
    • Built-in searchable database of all of your tapes
  • Archive large projects
    • Span archives across multiple cartridges
  • Automated archive capability built-in
    • with automatic tape loading for any archive or restore operation

Automated Archiving Made Easy

Available in configurations with either 24 or 48 tape slots, Cache-A’s Library24 and Library48 Automation Appliances work with our Pro-Cache and Power-Cache models. Cache-A’s automated library option provides users with near-line archival capacity of up to 60 Terabytes in the 24 slot model and up to 120 Terabytes in the 48 slot model.

This convenient and easy to deploy library option automates cartridge loading for archiving, restoring and even cartridge spanning when archiving large projects.

In Pro-Cache deployments, the internal LTO drive is still available for accessing content on shelf stored cartridges while simultaneously archiving to the library. With one external tape drive and one tape drive in the library, Pro-Cache Library systems provide true dual drive system flexibility. Two LTO tape drives means concurrent access to both Library and Pro-Cache tape volumes for twice the archiving power. The LTO tape drive in the Pro-Cache is always available for restoring or archiving shelf-stored content and you can simultaneously archive or restore with the Library drive.

In Power-Cache deployments,the Library24 option can accommodate one or two LTO drives and the Library48 option can have as many as 4 dedicated LTO drives within the library system. External tape drives can also be added to complement Library drives in any combination up to 4 total LTO drives. These multiple drives can all be used simultaneously in archving, restoring, and dubbing functions for total flexibility and speed (up to 2 concurrently at full tape speed).

Includes Cache-A Standard Capabilities

  • Direct archive access from any platform
    • Windows / MacOS / Unix
  • Easy to Deploy and Use
    • Plug and play integration into any network
  • Table-of-contents on every tape
    • Media is portable, shelf storeable, interchangeable
  • Built-in searchable database of all of your tapes
    • Search by filename, search by metadata
    • Share catalogs between Cache-A systems over your local area network
  • Automated archive capability built-in
    • Schedule archiving of any shared folder
  • Span archives across multiple cartridges
    • Create archives of any size
  • Industry standard compatibility
    • Cache-A formatted tapes use POSIX/gnu standard “tar”
    • Tapes can also be written in the new LTFS format for even greater interchange capabilites

2 Library Option Models Available

  • CA-L5024 Cache-A Library24
    • 24 tape capacity
    • 36 Terabytes with LTO-5
    • 60 Terabytes with LTO-6
  • CA-L5048 Cache-A Library48
    • 48 tape capacity
    • 72 Terabytes with LTO-5
    • 120 Terabytes with LTO-6

Cache-A Library Features

  • Automated cartridge loading for archiving
    • simply select a tape on the UI web page
  • Automated cartridge loading for tape spanning
    • the next blank tape loads itself when needed
  • Automated cartridge loading for content retrieval
    • all tapes load for any restore from any search results
  • Automatic tape identification
    • by bar code
    • by LTO Media ID
    • by each tape’s TOC volume name
  • Simple cabling connects the two devices
    • SAS cable moves data and controls robotics
    • Optional GbE for library management
  • Simple configuration and operations
    • Retains Cache-A’s appliance-like useability

Library24 Features

  • 24 cartridge slots – two 12 slot magazines
  • Up to 60 Terabytes of near-line storage
  • 1 or 2 LTO tape drives with Power-Cache
  • Self-contained Rack Mountable 2RU Unit

Library48 Features

  • 48 cartridge slots – four 12 slot magazines
  • Up to 120 Terabytes of near-line storage
  • 1 to 4 LTO tape drives with Power-Cache
  • Self-contained Rack Mountable 4RU Unit

For more information about the Cache-A family of archive appliances, or to place an order, call (310) 922-1631

Cache-A Archive Appliance Power-Cache

LTO-5 1500GB Archive Server for Digital Media Professionals

Works with LTO-5 1500GB & LTO-6 2500GB Tape Drives

  • Works with up to 4 tape drives in Library or External 1 RU chassis in any combination
  • 12TB of RAID NAS configureable for RAID0 speed or RAID5 protection
  • 10GB Ethernet networking for unsurpassed transfer speed
  • Separate SSD system drive for improved performance and reliability
  • Appliance approach for convenience and ease is a complete solution in two or three chassis

Cache-A’s updated Power-Cache model now delivers 12TB of RAID, accessed as network attached storage (NAS) to provide a convenient central repository for your content to be archived. Whether you stage your data or drop it into the Cache-A virtual tape area, the fast and spacious hard disk storage at the front of the Power-Cache server architecture makes for easy and secure archiving.

LTO Tape drives can be added to any system in a stand-alone rack accessory or embedded into one of our automated Library options – 2 tape drives and 36TB of LTO-5 or 60TB of LTO-6 near-line capacity in the Library24 and up to 4 tape drives and 72TB of LTO-5 or 120TB of LTO-6 near-line capacity in our Library48 option.

Stand-alone drives in singles or pairs require just a one-RU rack module and allow you to access your shelf-stored content quickly and conveniently as well as providing an excellent location to leverage our high-speed LTO tape dubbing capability.

Because Power-Cache dedicates a separate solid-state drive (SSD) to run the operating system, archiving management and user interface, the full bandwidth of the RAID array is reserved for transferring your data at the highest speeds possible. And you can still direct attach additional storage devices via either eSATA or USB for the ultimate in flexibility.

Power-Cache’s ability to control up to 4 tape drives concurrently (up to 2 at full speed) is enabled in part by the super speedy 10GB Ethernet connections (SFP+) ready to integrate into the fastest network backbones. Complemented with a high-performance 6 GB/s SAS interface card and a 3.4 GHz i7 processor, Power-Cache delivers the professional level of performance requested by our most demanding customers.

Power-Cache Product Specifications

LTO Drive Specs

  • Native Capacity
    • 1500 GB LTO-5 – 2500 GB LTO-6
  • Average Access Time
    • 52 Seconds LTO-5 – 50 Seconds LTO-6
      from BOT
  • Average Load Time
    • 19 Seconds LTO-5 – 24 Seconds LTO-6
  • Rewind Time
    • 96 Seconds LTO-5 – 98 Seconds LTO-6
      from EOT
  • MTBF
    • 250,000 Hours
  • Uncorrected Error Rate
    • 1×10^17

Media Specs

  • Archival Life
    • 30 years
  • Durability
    • 5,000 load/unload cycles

Physical Specs

  • Power
    • 120VAC / 240VAC 50/60 Hz, auto-ranging
    • 250 Watts
  • Dimensions
    • 19 in. x 1.75 in. x 16 in.
      482 mm x 44 mm x 405 mm
  • Weight
    • 30 lbs
      14 kg

Power-Cache System Specs

  • Sustained Transfer Rate
    • up to 140MB/s per LTO-5 tape drive
      up to 160MB/s per LTO-6 tape drive
      (for up to 2 concurrent tape drives)
    • up to 115 MB/s (direct attached)
  • Hard Disk Drive Capacity
    • 4 x 3000 GB = 12 TB Total
      configurable for RAID0 or RAID5
    • 64 GB SSD System drive
  • Connectivity
    • 2x GB Ethernet Port
    • 2x 10GB Ethernet Port
    • 1x 4 lane MiniSAS
    • 1x eSATA Port (front)
    • USB Ports – 6 each
      2 x USB 2.0 (front panel)
      4 x USB 2.0 (rear panel)
    • VGA Monitor, Mouse & Keyboard for Maintenance
  • Format Compatibility
    • GNU or POSIX tar v1.20 or later
    • LTFS 2.0
  • IP Services
    • NFS – Unix/Linux
    • SMB/CIFS – Windows
    • afp – MacOS
    • Bonjour / ZeroConf
    • FTP
    • HTTP for status, management, configuration and file transfer control
    • “Support-Connect” for full remote service capability

Cache-A Archive Appliance Pro-Cache5 LTO-5 & Pro-Cache6 LTO-6

Pro-Cache LTO Data Tape Deck

Pro-Cache adds features demanded by media industry professionals to the basic archiving package delivered in Prime-Cache. Plenty of disk space allows you to organize your content, stage items for archiving, even use the Cache-A share for general NAS applications. Additional ports expand direct attached storage connectivity options with eSATA and ExpressCard interfaces. And, a SAS port on the back of every unit will allow for future library expansion.

Built into a sturdy 3 RU half rack housing this model features an internal RAID configurational as striped for maximum speed (RAID0) or for 100% protection with mirrored reliability (RAID1).With its additional ExpressCard and eSATA connections, this unit is ideal for fast archiving of direct connected storage.

Pro-Cache Product Specifications

LTO Drive Specs

  • Native Capacity
    • 1500GB LTO-5 – 2500GB LTO-6
  • Average Access Time
    • 52 Seconds LTO-5 – 50 Seconds LTO-6
      from BOT
  • Average Load Time
    • 19 Seconds LTO-5 – 24 Seconds LTO-6
  • Rewind Time
    • 96 Seconds LTO-5 – 98 Seconds LTO-6
      from EOT
  • MTBF
    • 250,000 Hours
  • Uncorrected Error Rate
    • 1×10^17

Media Specs

  • Archival Life
    • 30 years
  • Durability
    • 5,000 load/unload cycles

Physical Specs

  • Power
    • 120VAC / 240VAC 50/60 Hz, auto-ranging
    • 200 Watts
  • Dimensions
    • 5.25″ (3 RU) x 8.5″ x 14.5″
      133 mm x 216 mm x 368 mm

Pro-Cache System Specs

  • Sustained Transfer Rate
    • up to 80 MB/s
      (network transfers)
    • up to 130 MB/s
      (direct attached)
  • Hard Disk Drive Capacity
    • 2 x 3000 GB –
      user configurable for RAID 0/1
  • Connectivity
    • GB Ethernet Port
    • USB Ports X 6 (2 front, 4 rear)
    • eSATA Connection
    • ExpressCard Slot
    • SAS Interface
    • VGA Monitor, Mouse & Keyboard for Maintenance
  • IP Services
    • NFS – Unix/Linux
    • SMB/CIFS – Windows
    • afp – MacOS
    • Bonjour / ZeroConf
    • FTP
    • HTTP for status, management, configuration and file transfer control
    • “Support-Connect” for full remote service capability
  • API
    • JSON / html cgi

 

Pro-Cache Rack Kit

Pro-Cache Rack kits allow rack mounting of one unit on the right or left side or two units side by side.


Rack Kit CA-RK001 provides rack ears, handles, joining places and screws


Filler Kit CA-RK002 provides a steel filler for mounting a single Pro-Cache

Pro-Cache Rack Mount Kit right

For more information about Cache-A Family of products, or to place an order, call (310) 922-1631

BRU Producer’s Edition ArGest Solutions

In addition to the standard ArGest Rack units, we are pleased to announce the availibility of the new ArGest Rack Mod160, Mod240, and Mod320 units.  These 2U rackmount assemblies can be expanded up to a total of 14 chassis in addition to your original ArGest Rack unit for total expandable capacity of up to 480TB (based on the Mod320 model).  You can start with a single unit and then add storage as your needs grow.

Whether you’re connecting to a dedicated Mac Pro, or via Thunderbolt to a Mac Book Pro, iMac, or Mac Mini, the ArGest Rack Mod160 provides 16TB of raw capacity, the Mod240 provides 24TB, and the Mod320 provides 32TB.  Your available capacity is dependent on the RAID format applied to the disks installed.  Performance of the ArGest Rack Mod series ranges from 525MB/sec RAID 0 (OS X software striped) to 740MB/sec RAID 5 (ATTO R680).  Ready for Ingest, Edit, and Archive of even native, 5K R3D video and 12bit RGB 4:4:4 2K @ 25 FPS.


The ArGest™ units are self contained, portable solutions providing both disk storage and LTO-5 or LTO-6 tape archival / backup in an easy to use road warrior configuration – just add Mac Book Pro. We even provide the right-sized SKB cases (desktop or rack).

ArGest units are available in HDD and SSD configurations providing ~500MB/sec read and write for the HDD and ~1GB/sec read and write for the SSD versions via SAS or Thunderbolt connectivity

TOLIS Group’s new ArGest™ Rack and Cube solutions extend our tape-based backup, archival, and interchange offerings and provide a high-performance and easily portable solution for editors, videographers, music production / front of house teams, photographers, and other creative professionals in the field.

ArGest offers both high-speed disk storage and industry standard LTO-5 or LTO-6 backup and archival solutions in a single unit. Easily connected via SAS or Thunderbolt*, the new ArGest Cube for desktop environments and ArGest Rack for rack-based environments make high performance ingest and archival available in a highly portable and affordable package for both Mac Pro and all Thunderbolt-enabled Mac systems.

 

With sustained media ingest speeds of over 1GB/sec (SSD systems), 500MB/sec (HDD systems), LTO-5 archive write speeds of 140MB/sec (.5TB/hour), and LTO-6 write speeds of 180MB/sec (.64TB/hour) using your choice of BRU Producer’s Edition or BRU Server software (included), the road is no longer a dangerous place for jobs generating large amounts of data.  No more stacks of Firewire drives or long FTP sessions.

Yep, it's THAT Fast!

Yep! It’s THAT Fast

In addition to being incredibly fast, these systems are incredibly quiet – more than 40% quieter than a standard external LTO-5 tape drive. Additionally, the performance of both the SSD and HDD solutions, as well as their extremely quiet operation, make editing on the road very responsive – especially when compared to USB or Firewire solutions.  We even offer the right-sized travel cases** to make traveling with the ArGest Cube and Rack units as worry free as possible.


ArGest Packages

ArGest Desktop Solutions

Desktop Model Capacity LTO-5 LTO-6
ArGest Cube HDD 20 2TB 7200RPM HDD $4,999 $5,699
ArGest Cube HDD 30 3TB 7200RPM HDD $5,299 $5,999
ArGest Cube SSD 20 2TB SSD $8,599 $9,249
ArGest Cube SSD 30 3TB SSD $10,699 $11,399
ArGest Cube Options List Price
Sonnet Echo Express SE Thunderbolt
(1 Short Slot)
$399
Sonnet Echo Express Thunderbolt
(1 mid length slot)
$599
Sonnet Echo Express II Thunderbolt
(2 mid length slots – AJA, Blackmagic, etc))
$699
Sonnet Echo Express Pro Thunderbolt
(2 full length slots – RED Rocket, etc.)
$799
Wheeled travel case for ArGest Cube $450

ArGest Rackmount Solutions

Rack Model Capacity LTO 5 LTO 6
ArGest Rack HDD 20 2TB 7200RPM HDD $4,999 $5,699
ArGest Rack HDD 30 3TB 7200RPM HDD $5,399 $6.049
ArGest Rack HDD 40 4TB 7200RPM HDD $7,299 $8,149
ArGest Rack SSD 20 2TB SSD $8,699 $9,399
ArGest Rack SSD 30 3TB SSD $10,799 $11,499
Rack Expansion Model Capacity Part # List Price
ArGest Rack Mod1601 16TB 7200RPM HDD 80612 $5,599
ArGest Rack Mod2401 24TB 7200RPM HDD 80613 $6,999
ArGest Rack Mod3201 32TB 7200RPM HDD 80614 $8,399
ArGest Rack Options List Price
Sonnet xMac Mini Server Thunderbolt
(2 full length slots, 1 full height, 1 low profile)
$1,299
4U Rack Wheeled case for ArGest Rack $849
4U Rack Case (no wheels) for ArGest Rack $649
Sliding Shelf for Mac Book Pro
(not for shipping MBP)
$149
Lockable 2U Equipment, Cable, Media Drawer $149
NOTE: Sliding Shelf and Media Drawer may not be combined into the same rack case.

All ArGest units are 6GB SAS and come with the listed disk storage, LTO-5 tape drive, ATTO Technologies ExpressSAS R680 HBA, SAS cables, Media, Cleaning Cartridge, BRU PE 3.x or BRU Server Basic Edition license, 3 year hardware warranty (except Echo Express SE which is 1 year) and 1 year software support and maintenance.

* Adding the Sonnet Thunderbolt to SAS bridge units allow the units to be used with any Thunderbolt-enabled Mac system and even includes the 2M Thunderbolt cable.

** The SKB cases allow easy portability.  All cases are ATA300 approved and provide TSA-compliant locking.

1 ArGest RackMOD units do not include an ATTO ExpressSAS HBA (required for operation) because they are designed as expansion units for an existing ArGest solution. If you order a RackMOD unit as a standalone storage device, you will also need to order either an ATTO ExpressSAS H680 ( RAID-0 or JBOD – $300), or an ATTO ExpressSAS R680 (RAID-0, 1, 4, 5, 6 – $1,095) if you don’t already have an existing ATTO ExpressSAS HBA.

SAS Connectivity Note: 4 drive ArGest units require 5 SAS channels and 6 drive ArGest units require 7 channels for SAS connectivity.

For more information about TOLIS BRU family of products, or to place an order, call (310) 922-1631

TOLIS BRU Server SAS Hardware Bundles

All BRU Server SAS hardware bundles include new (not gray market or refurbished) tape devices, ATTO Technology® host bus adapters (HBA), all required cables and BRU Server software for the desired OS on which the software will be used.

All technical support for the bundled hardware is provided by TOLIS Group Technical Support directly, thereby eliminating the need for the consumer to contact ATTO Technologies for the HBA, TOLIS Group Technical Support for the BRU Server software and the manufacturer for the tape device. Instead, one phone call to TOLIS Group Technical Support for all components, when purchased as a bundle, provides you with technical support for all of the purchased hardware and software.

Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Connection Type

All TOLIS Group SAS tape drives and libraries and ATTO Technology SAS HBAs are 6GB devices (backwards compatible to 3GB) and use a mini-SAS SFF-8088 connection.

The ATTO Technology H680 supports up to eight (8) devices, each with a dedicated 6Gb/s speed, while the HBA supports up to 256 grand-total end devices.

For more information on tape drives and their native performance figures, please see TOLIS Group KB #95

Need it Customized?

We can modify any bundle to provide a better fit into your organization and meet budget requirements. Need to purchase a longer SAS cable, such as 2-meters or 4-meters? No problem! Need to add clients to the BRU Server client count in the bundle? Sure thing!

Just about every aspect of the TOLIS Group hardware bundles can be modified to fit your needs and budget. Just talk to one of our non-commissioned BRU Sales representatives for details.

Small Office Standalone

Contains:

  • Choice of one (1):
    • TGSHH4S-EXT LTO-4 HH SAS Drive
    • TGSHH5S-EXT LTO-5 HH SAS Drive
    • TGSHH6S-EXT LTO-6 HH SAS Drive
  • One (1) piece LTO data grade media
  • One (1) LTO universal cleaning cartridge
  • One (1) ATTO ExpressSAS H680 HBA (PCIe x8 Slot Required**)
    May be upgraded to one of the following HBAs for an additional price:

    • ATTO ExpressSAS R680 HBA†† (PCIe x8 Slot Required**) — add $695
    • ATTO ExpressSAS H6F0 HBA (PCIe x8 Slot Required**) — add $485
  • Includes all required cables*
  • One (1) BRU Server Basic Edition license with 2 clients
  • One (1) year BRU Server software support
  • One (1) year hardware warranty — Extended Warranty Service Plan available‡

As Listed:
LTO-4 $2,399
LTO-5 $3,729 LTO-6 $4,579

LTO-4 P/N: 80500
LTO-5 P/N: 80508
LTO-6 P/N: 80590

Small Office Automation

Contains:

  • One (1) TGL1800 1U 8-Slot Autoloader with rackmount† hardware and choice of one (1):
    • TGSHH4S-LIB LTO-4 HH SAS Drive
    • TGSHH5S-LIB LTO-5 HH SAS Drive
    • TGSHH6S-LIB LTO-6 HH SAS Drive
  • Two (2) pieces LTO data grade media
  • One (1) LTO universal cleaning cartridge
  • One (1) ATTO ExpressSAS H680 HBA (PCIe x8 Slot Required**)
    May be upgraded to one of the following HBAs for an additional price:

    • ATTO ExpressSAS R680 HBA†† (PCIe x8 Slot Required**) — add $695
    • ATTO ExpressSAS H6F0 HBA (PCIe x8 Slot Required**) — add $485
  • Includes all required cables*
  • One (1) BRU Server Basic Edition license with 2 clients
  • One (1) year BRU Server software support
  • One (1) year hardware warranty — Extended Warranty Service Plan available‡

As Listed:
LTO-4: $4,569
LTO-5: $5,439 LTO-6: $6,189

LTO-4 P/N: 80501
LTO-5 P/N: 80509
LTO-6 P/N: 80591

Medium Office Automation

Contains:

  • 1 TGL1800 1U 8-Slot Autoloader with rackmount† hardware and choice of one (1):
    • TGSHH4S-LIB LTO-4 HH SAS Drive
    • TGSHH5S-LIB LTO-5 HH SAS Drive
    • TGSHH6S-LIB LTO-6 HH SAS Drive
  • Two (2) pieces LTO media and One (1) LTO cleaning cartridge
  • One (1) ATTO ExpressSAS H680 HBA (PCIe x8 Slot Required**)
    May be upgraded to one of the following HBAs for an additional price:

    • ATTO ExpressSAS R680 HBA†† (PCIe x8 Slot Required**) — add $695
    • ATTO ExpressSAS H6F0 HBA (PCIe x8 Slot Required**) — add $485
  • Includes all required cables*
  • One (1) BRU Server Network Edition license with 25 clients
  • One (1) year BRU Server software support
  • One (1) year hardware warranty — Extended Warranty Service Plan available‡

As Listed:
LTO-4 $5,269
LTO-5 $6,139
LTO-6 $6,989

LTO-4 P/N: 80502
LTO-5 P/N: 80510
LTO-6 P/N: 80592

Medium Office Library

Contains:

  • TGL2240 2U 24-Slot Library with choice of:
    • One (1) TGSHH4S-LIB LTO-4 HH SAS Drive
      • Add additional TGSHH4S-LIB drive – add $1,899
    • One (1) TGSHH5S-LIB LTO-5 HH SAS Drive
      • Add additional TGSHH5S-LIB drive – add $2,879
    • One (1) TGSHH6S-LIB LTO-6 HH SAS Drive
      • Add additional TGSHH6S-LIB drive – add $3,729
  • Two (2) pieces LTO media and One (1) LTO cleaning cartridge
  • One (1) ATTO ExpressSAS H680 HBA (PCIe x8 Slot Required**)
    May be upgraded to one of the following HBAs for an additional price:

    • ATTO ExpressSAS R680 HBA†† (PCIe x8 Slot Required**) — add $695
    • ATTO ExpressSAS H6F0 HBA (PCIe x8 Slot Required**) — add $485
  • Includes all required cables*
  • One (1) BRU Server Network Edition license with 25 clients
  • One (1) year BRU Server software support
  • One (1) year hardware warranty — Extended Warranty Service Plan available‡

As Listed:
LTO-4 $6,089
LTO-5 $7,029
LTO-6 $7,879

LTO-4 P/N: 80503
LTO-5 P/N: 80511
LTO-6 P/N: 80593

Business Class Library

Contains:

  • TGL4480 4U 48-Slot Library with choice of:
    • One (1) TGSHH4S-LIB LTO-4 HH SAS Drive
      • Add additional TGSHH4S-LIB drive – add $1,899 ea. (maximum of 4)
    • One (1) TGSHH5S-LIB LTO-5 HH SAS Drive
      • Add additional TGSHH5S-LIB drive – add $2,879 ea. (maximum of 4)
    • One (1) TGSHH6S-LIB LTO-6 HH SAS Drive
      • Add additional TGSHH6S-LIB drive – add $3,729 ea. (maximum of 4)
  • Two (2) pieces LTO media and One (1) LTO cleaning cartridge
  • One (1) ATTO ExpressSAS H680 HBA (PCIe x8 Slot Required**)
    May be upgraded to one of the following HBAs for an additional price:

    • ATTO ExpressSAS R680 HBA†† (PCIe x8 Slot Required**) — add $695
    • ATTO ExpressSAS H6F0 HBA (PCIe x8 Slot Required**) — add $485
  • Includes all required cables*
  • One (1) BRU Server Network Edition license with 25 clients
  • One (1) year BRU Server software support
  • One (1) year hardware warranty — Extended Warranty Service Plan available‡

As Listed:
LTO-4 $9,939
LTO-5 $11,119
LTO-6 $11,969

LTO-4 P/N: 80504
LTO-5 P/N: 80512M
LTO-6 P/N: 80594

BRU Server Flex 48 to 96 LTO-5 SAS Library

Contains:

    • 2 TGL4480 4U 48-Slot Library Chassis with rackmount† hardware and:
      • Two (2) TGSHH6S-LIB LTO-6 HH SAS Drives
        • Add additional TGSHH6S-LIB drive – CALL (maximum of 6)
      • 1 expander kit to combine the chassis for 96 tape slots total
    • Two (2) pieces LTO media and One (1) LTO cleaning cartridge
    • One (1) ATTO ExpressSAS H680 HBA (PCIe x8 Slot Required**)
      May be upgraded to the following HBA for an additional price:

      • ATTO ExpressSAS H6F0 HBA (PCIe x8 Slot Required**) — add $485
    • Includes all required cables*
      Software:
      • One (1) BRU Server Basic Edition license with 2 clients
      • or

      • One (1) BRU Server Network Edition license with 25 clients
      • or

      • One (1) BRU Server Enterprise Edition license with 200 clients
  • One (1) year BRU Server software support
  • One (1) year hardware warranty — Extended Warranty Service Plan available‡

As Listed:
BRU Server Basic Edition: $21,212

BRU Server Network Edition: $22,012

BRU Server Enterprise Edition: $25,712

 

BRU Server Basic Edition P/N: 80599
BRU Server Network Edition P/N: 80601
BRU Server Enterprise Edition P/N: 80603

Prices are subject to change without notice.  Prices do not include shipping. All prices are in United States Dollars.

Special Notes

* Cables Excluded: Fibre Channel (FC) bundles do not include FC cables due to the many types and possible adapter (SFP/transceiver) requirements. FC adapters such as SFP, SFP+, transceivers, mini-GBIC, or other adapters/converters are not included in the hardware bundle.
** PCIe Slot Requirements: A PCIe x8 (8-lane) slot is required to obtain full 6Gb/second transfer speed. A PCIe x4 (4-lane) slot is supported at reduced performance. No change in tape write or read speed will be seen in either case.
† Rack Installation Kit: Includes rails to support installation in a standard 19″-wide four post rack. Please verify the available depth against the unit measurements. If your installation requires custom rails, please contact your rack manufacturer for such rails. If you are installing the unit in a two post TELCO-style rack (only supported on with the TGL1800 and TGL2240 units – putting the TGL4480 or TGL8960 into a TELCO-style rack will void the warranty), you must use a center-supported full shelf to support each unit. Also, units should not be stacked on top of one another as their chassis are not designed to support additional weight.
‡ Extended Warranty Service Plan: TOLIS Group provides Extended Warranty & Service support for an additional 2-years on all hardware if the Extended Warranty Service Plan is purchased within 60-days of the initial hardware bundle purchase. For more details, please contact BRU Sales.
†† The ATTO ExpressSAS “R” series (SAS HBA’s that start with the letter “R” instead of “H”) are identical to the “H” series, except that the “R” series had RAID management and control build into the HBA for hardware RAID configurations.

 

For more information about the TOLIS Group family of products, or to place an order, call (310) 922-1631

TOLIS BRU Server Fibre Channel Hardware Bundles

All bruAPP Backup Appliance hardware bundles include new (not gray market or refurbished) ATTO Technology® HBA’s, all required cables and BRU Server software for the bruAPP/OS on which the software will be used (the operating system of each bruAPP Backup Appliance).

All technical support for the bundled hardware is provided directly by TOLIS Group Technical Support, thereby eliminating the need for the consumer to contact ATTO Technologies for the HBA, TOLIS Group Technical Support for the BRU Server software and bruAPP/OS operating system. Instead, one phone call to TOLIS Group Technical Support for all components, when purchased as a bundle, provides you with technical support for all of the purchased hardware and software.

Fibre Channel Connection Type

All TOLIS Group Fibre Channel tape drives and ATTO Celerity FC HBAs use LC Optical Fibre Channel connections. If you are in need of an Optical-to-Copper adapter (also known as an SFP or tranceiver module) it must be purchased from a third party, such as ATTO Technology, as FC SFP modules are not included with the hardware bundle and are not available from TOLIS Group.

Additionally, FC bundles purchased from TOLIS Group do not include any of the required FC cables. The needed FC cables to connect the chosen TOLIS Group FC bundle to the desired tape device must also be obtained from a third party. TOLIS Group recommends CablesToGo.com for all of your FC, SAS, and SCSI cable needs.

Need it Customized?

We can modify any bundle to provide a better fit into your organization and meet budget requirements. Need to add clients to the bruAPP Backup Appliance client count? Sure thing!

Just about every aspect of the TOLIS Group hardware bundles can be modified to fit your needs and budget. Just talk to one of our non-commissioned BRU Sales representatives for details.

BRU Server Bundle Options

Automation Basic FC

Contains:

  • 1 TGL1800 1U 8-Slot Autoloader with rackmount† hardware.
  • One (1) TG65HS LTO-6 HH 8Gb/s Fibre Channel Drive
  • Two (2) pieces LTO media and One (1) LTO cleaning cartridge
  • One (1) ATTO Technology Celerity FC-41ES HBA
    May be modified to of the following for an addtional price

    • Celerity FC-41XS HBA — add $160
    • Celerity FC-42ES HBA — add $290
    • Celerity FC-44ES HBA — add $1,195
    • Celerity FC-81EN HBA — add $295
    • Celerity FC-82EN HBA — add $395
    • Celerity FC-84EN HBA — add $1,795
  • One (1) BRU Server Basic Edition license with 2 clients
  • One (1) year BRU Server software support
  • One (1) year hardware warranty — Extended Warranty Service Plan available‡

As listed: $7,449

P/N: 80595

Automation Network FC

Contains:

  • 1 TGL1800 1U 8-Slot Autoloader with rackmount† hardware.
  • One (1) TGS6HS LTO-6 HH 8Gb/s Fibre Channel Drive
  • Two (2) pieces LTO media and One (1) LTO cleaning cartridge
  • One (1) ATTO Technology Celerity FC-41ES HBA
    May be modified to of the following for an addtional price

    • Celerity FC-41XS HBA — add $160
    • Celerity FC-42ES HBA — add $290
    • Celerity FC-44ES HBA — add $1,195
    • Celerity FC-81EN HBA — add $295
    • Celerity FC-82EN HBA — add $395
    • Celerity FC-84EN HBA — add $1,795
  • One (1) BRU Server Network Edition license with 25 clients
  • One (1) year BRU Server software support
  • One (1) year hardware warranty — Extended Warranty Service Plan available‡

As listed: $8,149

P/N: 80596

Business Class 2240 FC

Contains:

  • TGL2240 2U 24-Slot Library with:
    • One (1) TGS6HF LTO-6 HH FC Drive(s)
    • Add additional TGS6HF LTO-6 HH FC Drive1 – add $4,129
  • Two (2) pieces LTO media and One (1) LTO cleaning cartridge
  • One (1) ATTO Technology Celerity FC-41ES HBA
    May be modified to of the following for an addtional price

    • Celerity FC-41XS HBA — add $160
    • Celerity FC-42ES HBA — add $290
    • Celerity FC-44ES HBA — add $1,195
    • Celerity FC-81EN HBA — add $295
    • Celerity FC-82EN HBA — add $395
    • Celerity FC-84EN HBA — add $1,795
  • One (1) BRU Server Network Edition license with 25 clients
  • One (1) year BRU Server software support
  • One (1) year hardware warranty — Extended Warranty Service Plan available‡

As listed: $8,929

P/N: 80597

Business Class 4480 FC

Contains:

  • One (1) TGL4480 Library and rackmount† hardware with:
    • One (1) TGS6HF LTO-6 HH FC Drive(s)
    • Add additional TGS6HF LTO-6 HH FC Drive1 – add $4,127
  • One (1) TGS5HS LTO-5 HH 8Gb/s Fibre Channel Drive
  • Two (2) pieces LTO media and One (1) LTO cleaning cartridge
  • One (1) ATTO Technology Celerity FC-41ES HBA
    May be modified to of the following for an addtional price

    • Celerity FC-41XS HBA — add $160
    • Celerity FC-42ES HBA — add $290
    • Celerity FC-44ES HBA — add $1,195
    • Celerity FC-81EN HBA — add $295
    • Celerity FC-82EN HBA — add $395
    • Celerity FC-84EN HBA — add $1,795
  • One (1) BRU Server Network Edition license with 25 clients
  • One (1) year BRU Server software support
  • One (1) year hardware warranty — Extended Warranty Service Plan available‡

As listed: $13,019

P/N: 80598

BRU Server Flex 48 to 96 LTO-5 Fibre Channel Library

Contains:

  • 2 TGL4480 4U 48-Slot Library Chassis with rackmount† hardware and:
    • Two (2) TGSHH6S-LIB LTO-6 HH Fibre Channel Drives
      • Add additional TGSHH6S-LIB drive – CALL (maximum of 6)
    • 1 expander kit to combine the chassis for 96 tape slots total
  • Two (2) pieces LTO media and One (1) LTO cleaning cartridge
  • One (1) ATTO Technology Celerity FC-41ES HBA
    May be modified to of the following for an addtional price

    • Celerity FC-41XS HBA — add $160
    • Celerity FC-42ES HBA — add $290
    • Celerity FC-44ES HBA — add $1,195
    • Celerity FC-81EN HBA — add $295
    • Celerity FC-82EN HBA — add $395
    • Celerity FC-84EN HBA — add $1,795

    Software:

      • One (1) BRU Server Basic Edition license with 2 clients
      • or

      • One (1) BRU Server Network Edition license with 25 clients
      • or

    • One (1) BRU Server Enterprise Edition license with 200 clients
  • One (1) year BRU Server software support
  • One (1) year hardware warranty — Extended Warranty Service Plan available‡

As Listed:
BRU Server Basic Edition: $22,862

BRU Server Network Edition: $23,562

BRU Server Enterprise Edition: $27,162

 

BRU Server Basic Edition P/N: 80600
BRU Server Network Edition P/N: 80602
BRU Server Enterprise Edition P/N: 80604

Prices are subject to change without notice.  Prices do not include shipping. All prices are in United States Dollars.

Special Notes

* Cables Excluded: Fibre Channel (FC) bundles do not include FC cables due to the many types and possible adapter (SFP/transceiver) requirements. FC adapters such as SFP, SFP+, transceivers, mini-GBIC, or other adapters/converters are not included in the hardware bundle.
** PCIe Slot Requirements: A PCIe x8 (8-lane) slot is required to obtain full 6Gb/second transfer speed. A PCIe x4 (4-lane) slot is supported at reduced performance. No change in tape write or read speed will be seen in either case.
† Rack Installation Kit: Includes rails to support installation in a standard 19″-wide four post rack. Please verify the available depth against the unit measurements. If your installation requires custom rails, please contact your rack manufacturer for such rails. If you are installing the unit in a two post TELCO-style rack (only supported on with the TGL1800 and TGL2240 units – putting the TGL4480 or TGL8960 into a TELCO-style rack will void the warranty), you must use a center-supported full shelf to support each unit. Also, units should not be stacked on top of one another as their chassis are not designed to support additional weight.
‡ Extended Warranty Service Plan: TOLIS Group provides Extended Warranty & Service support for an additional 2-years on all hardware if the Extended Warranty Service Plan is purchased within 60-days of the initial hardware bundle purchase. For more details, please contact BRU Sales.
†† The ATTO ExpressSAS “R” series (SAS HBA’s that start with the letter “R” instead of “H”) are identical to the “H” series, except that the “R” series had RAID management and control build into the HBA for hardware RAID configurations.

For more information about the TOLIS Group family of products, or to place an order, call (310) 922-1631

TOLIS BRU Server

BRU Server

Customer Testimonial:

“Unrecoverable errors at our all-Macintosh multi-room audio post production facility convinced me that I needed an enterprise strength backup solution. BRU is a no-nonsense, bullet-proof solution that is proving to do one thing, and does it flawlessly; protect the creative assets. Frankly, BRU allows me to sleep better at night!”

John Fippin, Owner/Chief Engineer
Magnetic Studios, member of AES and NARAS

Server Platforms:

Client Platforms:

  • FreeBSD*
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X
  • Solairs*
  • OpenBSD
  • OpenSolaris*
  • IRIX*
  • Linux/Unix
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows
  • FreeBSD
  • OpenBSD
  • Solaris
  • OpenSolaris
  • IRIX
  • AIX
  • HP-UX
  • and MORE!

Information for Retrospect® Users:


See how Toronto-based Tayco® uses BRU Server for Mac OS X in their heterogeneous environment.


Features and Enhancements

BRU Server™ is TOLIS Group’s premier network backup software solution that provides client/server-based data backup and recovery services across networks of any size. BRU Server delivers the reliability, functionality and flexibility to meet your organization’s backup needs – including regulatory compliance. All major client system OS platforms are supported as well as live database back-up on Windows Server and client systems. BRU Server 2.0 brings ease-of-use with new graphical interfaces, client-side options, and more!

  • Completely Redesigned Graphical User Interfaces Control BRU Server from Mac OS X, Linux and now Windows systems. Character-Based and Command Line Management Consoles are also Available for Maximum Flexibility
  • Client-Side – User Initiated Backup for Desktops and Laptops (not dependent on any admin-specified backups) Under Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux
  • Client-Side – User Initiated Restore (not dependent on any admin action) Under Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux
  • Client-Side – Update of IP Address for DHCP Environments on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows
  • Full Support of ACLs and Extended Attributes on OS X and Linux Clients
  • BRU Server Hardware/Software Bundles
  • Upstage for Offsite – Expands D2D2T to Allow Copying Staged Archives to Tape for Sending Offsite While Retaining the Local Copy on Disk
  • Console loads all of the data elements 25-50X faster – archives, tapes, users, and client systems all load much more rapidly to be more productive; more quickly
  • Support of single archives up to eight (8) exabytes (8,388,608 gigabytes) in size
  • Live Database Backup
  • Archives are backwards compatible with all previous BRU Server versions and are also recoverable by any BRU product, on any platform BRU supports
  • Flexible Disk Staging Provides Disk-to-Disk (D2D) and Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape (D2D2T) Support
  • Off-Site Storage Services
  • Comprehensive Native Tape Device Support
  • 100% Coverage of All Mac OS X Filesystem Attributes Including Resource Forks, Finder® Information,
    and All Unix Permissions
  • Backups 100% Verified as a Background Task which can Dramatically Reduce the Backup Window
  • Advanced, Error Recovery Algorithms Restore Data When Other Tools Fail
  • Simple Integration with SAN including Apple’s Xsan Technology
  • Virtual Machine Support

Network Backup Across the Enterprise

BRU Server is TOLIS Group, Inc.’s flagship Backup & Restore software. BRU Server’s “server component” runs natively on Linux, Solaris, IRIX and Mac OS X, and the combination of the BRU Server server component with BRU Server Agents for all Unix-based and Windows systems protects the critical information residing across your client/server based network. The BRU Server “console component” can be installed on any number of systems to manage BRU Server’s operation. The proven reliability of BRU technology coupled with the proven reliability of a Unix-based operating system creates a backup system of unsurpassed uptime and availability to archived data. BRU Server’s Windows Open File Manager is available to back up live databases such as Exchange Server, SQL Server, FileMaker, Oracle, Sybase, Active Directory and others running on Windows client systems, and the bruCLONE ad-on provides unsurpassed disaster recovery for your OS X systems. BRU Server supports all forms of archive storage including disk, tape, virtual tape libraries, NAS and SAN devices. The built-in architecture supports D2D, D2T, and D2D2T without the requirement of expensive add on licenses.

Learn more with BRU Server Highlights.

Why Choose BRU Server Over Other Software Tools?

BRU Server never assumes that the data you write to disk or tape is data that is actually recoverable and provides the assurance that the data you think you have backed up can actually be restored. BRU’s error recovery algorithms used when writing to tape provide reliability mechanisms unlike any other backup product on the market. BRU can even restore data from the readable portions of a physically damaged tape. These features are captured in our white paper titled: The BRU Advantage.

Why Doesn’t BRU Server Perform Synthetic Full Backups and Why Should More Frequent Full Backups be Performed?

The concept of Synthetic Backups sounds attractive on the surface—however; the implications for long-term archive storage and recoverability of data are significant. All of our BRU solutions have the ability to perform backups to a user’s/organization’s requirement, unlike tools that do not provide the necessary flexibility and “force” backups to be done in a manner defined by the software tool. BRU products allow you to easily define full, differential, and incremental backups to meet your organization’s requirements. They are easily scheduled, and the frequency is user controlled. So, depending on the particular needs of your organization, backups can be performed at virtually any frequency that makes sense.

The idea of performing a single full backup and then only performing incremental backups for long periods – 12 months or more – may sound good from a backup standpoint, but what happens when you discover that elements of the backup required for a complete recover have become unrecoverable or are simply missing? BRU’s 25 years of backup experience with large system environments has shown that performing a full backup only one time in months, or years at worst, dramatically reduces the reliability of the restore—or at a minimum, drastically increases the time to a complete system recovery. Performing full backups on a more regular basis with intervening incremental or differential backups will keep your data fresh and increase the reliability and availability of data for restoration. It is the user’s option to perform full backups on any defined schedule; however, BRU’s unmatched speed and lightweight process allows those full, incremental, or differential backups to occur without impact to your network.

Why Doesn’t BRU Server Perform Single Instance Store and De-Duplication?

The concept of Single Instance Backup/De-Duplication is the conservation of backup media — only one copy of a file common across systems is backed-up. The loss of a “single instance” file means that file is forever gone and is no longer available to support the restoring of a system or systems that utilize that particular file. This approach is not consistent with our philosophy to assure the restorability of each and every system’s data.

In addition to the fallibility of the Single Instance Backup/De-Duplication concept, there are significant operational issues. The strategy still requires a complete full backup be done initially and that consumes disk capacity without a minimized-use benefit.  Prior to a subsequent backup operation beginning, a lengthy scan of each system must be performed and this process can literally take hours before the first bit is backed-up.  Data restores are also very slow because the data system must work through all of the pointers.  And finally, to write to a tape that is directly recoverable, the de-duped streams must be reconstituted to original form and no economy-of-capacity is realized.

Does BRU Server Require a High Powered and Dedicated Server?

BRU Server’s overhead is exceptionally low and can actually time-share with other server applications. Depending on one’s network system topology, BRU Server will consume between 8–20% of a system’s resources during backup/restore operations – allowing the majority of system resources to perform other tasks concurrently. Of course, a dedicated backup system is ideal.

Optional Add-on’s for BRU Server include:

How is Hardware Licensed with BRU Server?

BRU Server provides native support of most modern tape drive and library configurations. Because of TOLIS Group’s partnership with tape device manufacturers, we have early access to future tape technology. This access assures you of BRU’s reliable support before the new technologies hit the streets. BRU Server supports tape libraries with up to 100 slots by default, for larger units the BRU Server Enterprise-class library add-on is required.

There are no additional fee in related to the amount of data that needs to be backed up.

No two organizations are alike, nor do they have the same requirements of a backup system other than the requirement of reliability. BRU Server provides the flexibility to administer the backup strategy via the Mac OS X, Linux, Windows or Solaris graphical user interfaces or by using the character-based interfaces. BRU Server is also fully scriptable from the command line. These interfaces provide access to BRU Server’s robust functionality, and backups can be administered locally, or remotely.

Bottom Line — Your organization’s data is critical, and how to protect it is an important decision. BRU Server delivers the reliability, functionality, flexibility, scaleability and overall excellent value necessary to provide you with backup peace-of-mind.

Does BRU Server Have Archive Interdependency Constraints?

There are no dependency constraints between full, incremental or differential archives when performing restore operations. Each BRU Server archive is a complete and separate entity from other archives.  Thus, it is not required to have the full archive on-site in order to restore from an incremental or differential backup.

When performing backup operations, once a full backup is completed, the full backup does not need to be on-site in order to perform incremental or differential backups.  This allows you to free up slots inside of your tape library or change hard disks for offsite storage.

BRU Server Solution Choices:

  • BRU Server Destkop Edition — BRU Server functionality for single system backups.
  • BRU Server Basic Edition — Full BRU Server functionality, includes 2 client licenses, one (1) to back itself up and one (1) other connected system — fully expandable
  • BRU Server Network Edition — Includes 25 client licenses and is fully expandable
  • BRU Server Enterprise Edition — Includes 200 client licenses, expandable
  • BRU Server Client Licenses — Available individually, or in cost-effective packs of 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 licenses
  • BRU Server Site Licenses — Custom quoted when more than twenty-five (25) copies of BRU Server, or more than 1,000 clients are required to support an organization

*BRU Server for Solaris, OpenSolaris, and IRIX are disk-to-disk solutions only. Tape support is not currently available.

For more information about the TOLIS Group family of products, cal (310) 922-1631 or

Cache-A appliance simplifies archiving

 

AMSTERDAM – Cache-A’s (www.cache-a.com) Pro-Cache Library24 archive appliance debuted at the IBC show, simplifying the archiving of large projects for digital film, broadcast and video pros working with file-based workflows. The solution is a 24-slot automated library option for Pro-Cache5 and Pro-Cache4 archive appliances. It automates cartridge loading for archiving, restoring and cartridge spanning.

The Library24 works with any Pro-Cache model. Two LTO drives means concurrent access to both Pro-Cache Library24 and Pro-Cache tape volumes for twice the archiving power. The LTO drive in the Pro-Cache is accessible for restoring or archiving shelf-stored content, while the Pro-Cache Library24 drive is accessible for simultaneously archiving or restoring.

Available in both LTO-5 and LTO-4 configurations, the Pro-Cache Library24 provides 36TBs of storage for Pro-Cache5 users, and 19TB of storage for Pro-Cache4 users. The unit has 24 cartridge slots in two 12-slot magazines and automatically identifies tapes by barcode or each tape’s internal table of contents.

Pro-Cache Library24 is rack-mountable and connects easily to the three RU half-rack chassis and rack mount kit of the Pro-Cache5 or Pro-Cache4. Simple cabling connects the two devices.

Quantum Cloud Backup – Live Webinar

Quantum | Live Webinar: Cloud Backup

Many companies are leveraging great benefits the cloud offers for various applications, including; email, file sharing and CRMs to name a few. As it turns out, backup and disaster recovery can also provide a compelling way for businesses to use the cloud as well. Join our cloud team as we look at key considerations for your cloud backup strategy.

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For more information about Quantum solutions, please contact your SkyTech Sales Professional at (310) 922-1631