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Qualstars role in the world of "Big Data"


Today’s buzzword term for the complexity of processing and managing such vast amounts of information is “Big Data”. The term itself may be recent, but Qualstar has been a major player in the practical implementation of Big Data solutions for more than two decades! Our tape libraries include models ranging from entry-level to enterprise, and all models offer the advantages that have made Qualstar an industry leader:

  • Cost-effective – typically offering the best price/performance available, with no hidden costs such as slot licensing fees
  • High reliability – hot-swappable, redundant component options, as well as an optional independent monitoring system designed to ensure the dependability of both your stored data and the tape library itself
  • Best warranty – standard no-cost three-year warranty, unrivalled in the industry
  • “Green” and mean – optimized for low power consumption using Qualstar’s own high efficiency N2Power brand of power supplies wherever applicable
  • Convenient growth path – field-expandable systems to increase your storage capacity as your business needs grow
  • Online remote support – advanced software tools enable our top-notch technical support team to diagnose issues no matter where your system is located

IDC predicts that the Global Datasphere will grow from 33 Zettabytes (ZB) in 2018 to 175 ZB by 2025 with a CAGR of 27.2% globally.
The database in the EMA region will grow from 9.5 to 43.8 ZB. Videodata, Media & Entertainement , IoT and Metadata are responsible for one third of the growth. The previous growth driver Media & Entertainment will loose importance until 2025. The M&E share of 54% in 2015 will drop to 36% in 2025. Mobile Data (28% CAGR) and hypercritical data such as from autonomous driving (32% CAGR) will increase. The rate of data processed with AI or machine learning is expected to increase by 68% annually!

Qualstars focus on Vertical Markets


Fundamental to the evolution of Big Data has been the progressive digitization of media – voice, music, photos, drawings and videos, for example. As digital storage methods and standards evolved, industries embraced them in order to reduce their ever-increasing volumes of paperwork. Added advantages included much faster search and access times, automated data storage redundancy, reduced staffing needs, and so on. Nonetheless, each industry has its own unique application needs. To meet those needs, Qualstar is developing solutions specific to several of the vertical markets to which our customers belong:

  • Media & Entertainment
  • Oil & Gas
  • Government & Military
  • Education
  • Information Technology
  • Medical Imaging
  • Banking
  • Surveillance

Q8 Autoloader

  • 900350-01-8 Q8 Autoloader, 1x LTO-6 SAS Drive
  • 900350-02-6 Q8 Autoloader, 1x LTO-6 FC Drive
  • 900350-03-4 Q8 Autoloader, 1x LTO-7 SAS Drive
  • 900350-04-2 Q8 Autoloader, 1x LTO-7 FC Drive
  • 900350-05-9 Q8 Autoloader, 1x LTO-8 SAS Drive
  • 900350-06-7 Q8 Autoloader, 1x LTO-8 FC Drive

Qualstar Q8 datasheet

Technical data

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Q24 Autoloader

  • 900360-03-3 Q24 Library, 1x LTO-6 SAS Drive
  • 900360-04-1 Q24 Library, 1x LTO-6 FC Drive
  • 900360-13-2 Q24 Library, 1x LTO-7 SAS Drive
  • 900360-14-0 Q24 Library, 1x LTO-7 FC Drive
  • 900360-17-3 Q24 Library, 1x LTO-8 SAS Drive
  • 900360-18-1 Q24 Library, 1x LTO-8 FC Drive

Qualstar Q 24 datasheet

Technical data

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Q48 Autoloader

  • 900364-03-5 Q48 Library, 1x LTO-6 SAS Drive
  • 900364-04-3 Q48 Library, 1x LTO-6 FC Drive
  • 900364-09-2 Q48 Library, 1x LTO-7 SAS Drive
  • 900364-10-0 Q48 Library, 1x LTO-7 FC Drive
  • 900364-15-9 Q48 Library, 1x LTO-8 SAS Drive
  • 900364-16-7 Q48 Library, 1x LTO-8 FC Drive
  • 802-0011-6 Q48 Redundant Power Supply

Qualstar Q48 datasheet

Technical data

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Q40 Library

  • 900362-12-0 Q40 Library, 1x LTO-6 SAS Drive
  • 900362-13-8 Q40 Library, 1x LTO-6 FC Drive
  • 900362-14-6 Q40 Library, 1x LTO-7 SAS Drive
  • 900362-15-3 Q40 Library, 1x LTO-7 FC Drive
  • 900362-16-1 Q40 Library, 1x LTO-8 SAS Drive
  • 900362-17-9 Q40 Library, 1x LTO-8 FC Drive
  • 800-0017-7 Q40 Library Expansion Module w/o power supply
  • 802-0061-1 Q40 and Expansion Cabinet Power Supply

Qualstar Q40 datasheet

Technical data

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Q80 Library

  • 900368-01-0 Q80 Library, 1x LTO-6 SAS Drive
  • 900368-02-8 Q80 Library, 1x LTO-6 FC Drive
  • 900368-03-6 Q80 Library, 1x LTO-7 SAS Drive
  • 900368-04-4 Q80 Library, 1x LTO-7 FC Drive
  • 900368-09-3 Q80 Library, 1x LTO-8 SAS Drive
  • 900368-10-1 Q80 Library, 1x LTO-8 FC Drive
  • 800-0041-7 Q80 Library Expansion Module

Qualstar Q80 datasheet

Technical data

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Additionaly Tape Drive Options

  • 800-0004-5 Additionaly Tape Drive Option LTO-6 SAS
  • 800-0005-2 Additionaly Tape Drive Option LTO-6 FC
  • 800-0021-9 Additionaly Tape Drive Option LTO-7 SAS
  • 800-0022-7 Additionaly Tape Drive Option LTO-7 FC
  • 800-0030-0 Additionaly Tape Drive Option LTO-8 SAS
  • 800-0031-8 Additionaly Tape Drive Option LTO-8 FC
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