Oracle StorageTek SL8500 Tape Library

Highest Scalability, Performance, and Availability

Oracle StorageTek SL8500 Modular Library System supports your large-scale data protection, disaster recovery, and archive environments, including high-performance computing, big data, and cloud deployments.


  • Designed for large-scale data protection and archiving environments—scales up to 2.1 EB of data-protection capacity
  • High-availability architecture manages data growth without disruption and ensures 24x7 operations
  • Modular design allows you to grow the system to match the speed of your business—only pay for what you need now
  • Any Cartridge/Any Slot technology provides highly flexible, mix-and-match of different tape technologies in the same library to enable your consolidation efforts
  • High-efficiency, centerline design reduces data center footprint
  • Highly secure and cost-efficient—offline data storage is unhackable and saves on power and cooling costs




  • Non-disruptive growth to over two exabytes of compressed data capacity (with 2.5:1 compression)

    • Seamless scalability for even the largest data requirements
  • Fully redundant and hot-swappable components

    • Reduce planned and unplanned downtime
  • Intelligent partitioning, sharing, and managing

    • Simplify storage management and increase in-library utilization
  • Any Cartridge Any Slot mixed media support

    • Optimize media investments by utilizing varied technologies side by side
  • RealTime Growth and pay as you grow scalability

    • Pre-install capacity to reduce downtime, but contain costs by only paying incrementally for the capacity you require