Qualstar RLS-8350

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The RLS-8350 extends Qualstar’s well-respected RLS Series of Simply Reliable automated, high capacity rack mountable tape libraries. Offering superior performance and value, a single RLS-8350 library module delivers 600 terabytes of data in LTO-8 native mode. Using typical data compression ratios, capacity can increase to 1.5 petabytes. Multi-unit configurations can support as much as 12.3 petabytes in a single rack.


Expansion Ready

Any RLS-8350 library can be expanded by adding up to three RLS-85120 modules, increasing capacity by over eight times.

  • Up to 410 tapes enabling 12.3PB of compressed data to be stored in just 36U
  • Up to 19 LTO-6, LTO-7 or LTO-8 SAS or FC drives
  • Field upgrades are User-installable, self-calibrating and automatically discovered
  • FastPass™, Qualstar's simple, robust tape mover fits entirely within the library
  • No additional power or cooling needed

Encryption Enabled

Protect valuable data in transit

  • Simple, easy-to-use
  • Library-based encryption
  • User assigns keys
  • Separate key per partition

Q-Link™ Remote Manager

Q-Link enables any RLS tape library to be configured, monitored, diagnosed and managed from anywhere in the world

  • Web browser-based
  • Single-view local and remote management
  • Remote monitoring and troubleshooting

Reliable, Intelligent Robotics

The RLS-8350’s unique robotic mechanism is Simply Reliable by design

  • Leadscrew based robotics
  • Brushless DC motors and closed-loop servo control systems
  • All field-replaceable units, options and tape drives are auto-discovering
  • No electrical and mechanical adjustments
  • Drives are self-connecting, simply slide them in or out
  • All service access is via the front or rear of the unit without removing it from the rack

Easy Operation

The RLS-8350 is equipped with a high resolution, color touch screen for local operation.

  • Intuitive menu-driven user interface
  • Easy-to-use installation, configuration and operation
  • All functions and controls are replicated in the Q-Link browser-based remote manager

Advanced Cartridge Management And Security

  • Barcode scanning controls the media inventory
  • Dedicated 4-slot I/O port in base module
  • Additional I/O ports optional in expansion modules

Logical Library

Logical Library partitioning enables multiple servers to share a single library; up to one partition per drive.