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Managing more with less with HP StoreEver Tape Manageability Software


Simon.jpegBy Simon Watkins, Worldwide Tape Product Marketing Manager, HP Storage


More data is being protected and retained on tape than ever before. But your budgets and resources to manage that data—throughout its lifecycle—are not keeping pace. Managing tape infrastructure in an efficient way that reduces risk, contains cost and improves productivity has never been more important.


The benefits of HP StoreEver Tape Manageability Software

HP StoreEver tape software delivers the most advanced-yet-simplified approach to tape library management available today. Designed exclusively for HP tape libraries, StoreEver software:

  • Reduces risk by proactively and predictively managing the health of your entire tape environment
  • Improves ROI by optimising current tape resource utilisation and future investment
  • Enhances productivity with automated, centralised management and easy to use reporting

Let’s take a closer look at how HP StoreEver tape software can help your organization manage more with less.


HP Command View for Tape Libraries

The nerve centre for the HP Tape management software suite is HP Command View for Tape Libraries. Command View enables you to simply and quickly access and manage every HP library in your environment-from a single web based pane of glass - wherever you are in the world.



Figure 1 – HP Command View for Tape Libraries


HP Tape Assure

Tightly integrated within Command View is HP StoreEver Tape Assure, an advanced and scalable analytics application that improves the performance, reliability and ROI of your tape infrastructure.  


Tape Assure captures and analyses an unparalleled quality and quantity of health metrics. This allows you to proactively and predictively monitor the performance, health and utilization of every tape cartridge, drive and library in your infrastructure.  




Figure 2 – HP StoreEver Tape Assure


Tape Assure combines an intuitive, easy to use dashboard with advanced analytics.   This lets you identify and prevent potential drive and media failures before they occur.   It also pinpoints performance bottlenecks and load balancing issues. Plus it helps you plan future investments based on actual drive and media utilization.


HP Data Verification Software

Tape Assure protects you from data integrity issues on cartridges that are actively being used in production operations. But how can you feel confident that the data stored on an infrequently or never accessed tape cartridge will be available and retrievable when needed?


You have to ensure that your business-critical data can be read for recovery, compliance, or monetization purposes. That’s why you need an efficient way to protect inactive data stored on tape over long periods of time.


HP StoreEver Data Verification software provides the ability to periodically scan archive or disaster recovery tapes to validate media readability and data integrity. By proactively identifying potential media errors before a failure occurs, data verification lets you actively migrate data to known quality media. Data verification is automated and policy based and scans tapes as a background process without interrupting host applications.



Figure 3 – HP StoreEver Data Verification


HP Data Verification is fully integrated with Command View and Tape Assure. Together these applications enable the integrity and accessibility of business-critical data stored on tape media throughout its lifecycle.


Because nothing matters more than your data

So protect and preserve it today with HP StoreEver tape software and libraries—the seriously-smart-yet-easy-to-use solution for tape library management.


Learn more

HP Command View for Tape Libraries

HP StoreEver Tape Assure

HP StoreEver Data Verification

HP StoreEver Data Verification Solution Brief

HP StoreEver Data Verification Technical White Paper


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