StorageTek(R) (Storage Technology Corp.) and EMC Corporation today announced they have jointly qualified multiple StorageTek tape library products within multi-vendor networked storage configurations. By extending its participation in the EMC(R) E-Lab Testing Program, StorageTek saidd it is accelerating its effort in establishing interoperability between StorageTek tape library products and EMC enterprise storage systems.
According to the companies, StorageTek's tape libraries are now included in supported networked storage configurations designed to provide backup and restore services for EMC Symmetrix(R) Enterprise Storage systems and EMC CLARiiON(R) midrange storage systems. These configurations support multiple tape technologies, including the StorageTek L180 and L700 tape libraries, which include 9840 Fibre Channel direct attached tape drive and DLT 7000/8000 tape drives, as components of StorageTek's tape libraries.
In addition, StorageTek and EMC are engaged in a joint customer support agreement, specifies the resources and service escalation procedures committed by EMC and StorageTek to assist in the cooperative resolution of service issues at joint customer sites. "EMC and StorageTek share the common goal of providing robust storage solutions for today's data-intensive enterprises," said Chuck Hollis, EMC Vice President of Markets and Products. "Tape library technology is a proven component of network storage environments. StorageTek's involvement in the E-Lab testing program assures that our customers can effectively utilize StorageTek's world-class tape technology."