SOURCE: Fujifilm


May 05, 2009 09:00 ET

Fujifilm Offers Data Centers New High Density Tape Storage Solution

Economical Gemtrac Media Rack Offers the Most Compact Storage Solution Available

VALHALLA, NY--(Marketwire - May 5, 2009) - FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. today announced the availability of its latest data center storage solution, the Fujifilm Gemtrac High Density Tape Library by Russ Bassett which can store more tapes per square foot than any other media storage system available. Addressing the space constraints commonly faced by data centers, Fujifilm's Gemtrac can reduce floor space up to 70% compared to open tape racks, boosting productivity, increasing storage efficiency and reducing the overall amount of storage needed by tape librarians.

"The amount of floor space that data centers will save is dramatic," said Daniel Greenberg, New Product Manager, Fujifilm Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. "One 10' wide Fujifilm Gemtrac unit can house the same amount of tapes as one 33' row of open racks, potentially reducing the cost of storage space, making it an ideal solution for in-house vaulting."

Fully constructed of heavy-duty furniture grade steel, each Fujifilm Gemtrac consists of two self contained opposing cabinets linked by overhead tracks engineered to safely suspend heavy loads. With a small footprint of 25ft and facing pull-out drawers, one Gemtrac unit will store up to 4,060 LTO data cartridges stored in a case, reducing library size which increases productivity through simplified accessibility and minimized walking time. Furthermore, each tape is stored in its own individual slot to ensure file integrity and to guarantee that each cartridge is safely housed, neatly organized and protected from dust, light and sprinkler systems. For additional security, an optional gang lock is also available.

In order to meet the diverse and ever changing storage needs of data centers, Fujifilm's Gemtrac high density tape libraries also offer flexible configuration options and can be double stacked for maximized space and a minimized footprint.

In 2007, Russ Bassett worked exclusively with Fujifilm to design Fujifilm's Data Tape Carousel, which is designed to store 768 LTO data cartridges, 768 half inch cartridges or 672 DLT cartridges. With full swivel casters underneath, the carousel can be easily moved anywhere in the data library quickly and safely.

The Fujifilm Gemtrac High Density Tape Library is available now through Fujifilm's channel of distributors. Configurations include LTO, DLT, 3592, 3590, 3480 and 9x40. Starting MSRP is $15,756. For more information on this and Fujifilm Recording Media's complete line of data storage accessories, visit


FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. is the US-based manufacturing, marketing and sales operations of professional broadcast video, data tape recording media and microfilm products for FUJIFILM Corporation. Based on a history of thin-film engineering and magnetic particle science such as Fujifilm NANOCUBIC technology, Fujifilm creates breakthrough products for partners and end users.

Fujifilm is a leader in supplying the IT industry with advanced storage media including LTO Ultrium and enterprise-class data tape featuring the lowest cost per GB for mass storage applications while requiring very low power. Fujifilm provides broadcast and data center customers and industry partners with a wide range of unique data center accessories, value-added services and programs. For more information on FUJIFILM Recording Media products, customers can call 800-488-3854 or go to To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe free at

FUJIFILM Corporation (NASDAQ: FUJI) brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, photofinishing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 15 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2008, employs more than 70,000 people worldwide and in the year ended March 31, 2008, had global revenues of $24.7 billion. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit

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