HPE StoreEver Tape Storage

Proven enterprise tape backup and storage solutions that retain your valuable data for longer and for less, as your business data continues to grow.
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Why tape storage is in-demand for data retention

From cyber-attacks to natural disasters, the threat landscape for data loss is growing. Traditional tape storage continues to be in strong demand as a cost-effective, reliable and secure storage method to protect and retain your data in the long term.

Address all your business’ retention and compliance needs with our complete portfolio of HPE tape solutions and services. Protect your data for as little as $0.005 per GB for life1, plus gain air-gap protection against ransomware and data corruption. Make HPE StoreEver tape storage even simpler to use and manage with our unique tape library management software. Create a more efficient HPC environment by automating cold-data placement in your tiered storage system to HPE tape storage solutions using HPE Data Management Framework software.

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Deploy strong data protection

Designed for small to mid-sized organisations, the highly scalable HPE MSL3040 tape library offers a modular design and flexible capacity up to 8.4 PB. Guard your business assets with LTO-8, providing complete data protection and secure, long-term retention of business assets.3

Try tape management software for free

Experience the unique benefits of HPE StoreEver Tape Library Management Software with a 60-day free trial for HPE StoreEver TapeAssure Advanced. Get a free 10-cartridge slot licence for HPE StoreEver Data Verification when you download the Command View for Tape Libraries (CVTL) Software.

Save space with half-height drives

The new generation of LTO Ultrium drives provides strong investment protection by the market leader in standalone tape drives and autoloaders.2 Capable of storing up to 30 TB, LTO-8 half-height drives are offered across the entire HPE StoreEver tape portfolio.

Why choose HPE StoreEver tape backup and storage?

Low-cost, high-durability HPE tape storage with LTO-8 technology saves you money, delivers faster performance and ensures long-term data availability. Some of the most intensive HPC environments in the world rely on our trusted, secure tape storage solutions.

Securely store up to 8.4 PB

Protect the data assets of your small to midsized business for the long term with the HPE MSL3040 tape library. With a flexible, modular design and up to 8.4 PB storage capacity with LTO-8, the MSL3040 provides complete data protection and security.3

Make StoreEver tape storage even simpler to use and manage

Tape Library Management software

Proactively configure, manage and monitor an entire HPE tape library environment from a single pane of glass for maximum peace of mind.

Library and tape tools (L&TT)

Verify installation, ensure product reliability and perform diagnostics with free downloadable tools that help you resolve tape-device issues faster.

HPE StoreOpen for LTFS

Simplify how you access, manage and share data on tape with drag-and-drop file management.

Cost-effective flexibility for tiered and virtualised environments

Modern data protection for virtualised environments

Veeam 9 enables you to copy VM backup files directly to HPE StoreEver Tape natively, all from within the Veeam solution.

Improved cost and performance with tape tiers

HPE StoreEver, 3PAR StoreServ, and Commvault Simpana deliver a multi-tiered tape and disk archiving solution to address your cost and performance needs.

Let’s talk

Speak with an HPE expert about how HPE tape storage products can help you achieve your data-archiving objectives.


Video : The Value of Tape Storage

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise StoreEver Tape storage keeps up with accelerating data growth, offers the lowest environment and energy footprint of any data storage, and provides security from cyber attacks and ransomware threats.

Video : Around the Storage Block Chalk Talk: HPE tape with LTO-8

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With the availability of the new LTO-8 Ultrium tape format, the HPE StoreEver Tape Storage family has been refreshed. In this ChalkTalk, HPEStorageGuy Calvin Zito gives an overview of the HPE StoreEver Tape family.


technical white paper | application/pdf | 5680 KB

Explore the HPE StoreOpen with Linear Tape File System (LTFS) format's software configuration and best practices for convenient archiving in this technical white paper.


solution brief | application/pdf | 233 KB

Learn about HPE tiered data storage solutions for long-term data protection and retention in high-performance computing (HPC) environments in this solution brief.


solution brief | application/pdf | 244 KB

Read how the data availability solution along with 3-2-1 backup rule by HPE and Veeam alliance protects enterprise data from ransomware threats in this solution brief.


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The HPE Backup & Recovery Impact Analysis Service provides you with the knowledge and guidance necessary to stabilize, enhance, and systematically improve your data protection solution.

Video : LTO-7 Type M media: An overview

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Let us tell you more about LTO-7 Type M Media and the benefits of a tape storage system.

Tools : LTO tape storage TCO calculator tool


The LTO cloud compare TCO calculator is designed to fully compare the long term retention solutions available to consumers. This calculator assumes that all bandwidth charges for offsite storage in Cloud or on Tape will be the same, and that calculation is outside the scope of the storage calculation.


analyst report | application/pdf | 238 KB

The following summary updates the results of a previous ESG Economic Validation study that revealed the economic benefits of using Linear Tape-Open LTO Ultrium technology for long-term data retention.

1 Assumes 2.5:1 compression ratio for the life of the cartridge. LTO-7 Type M media based on current audit of LTO-7 pricing (March ‘17) at $115.55 per 22.5 TB.

2 According to the WW Quarterly IDC Custom Tape Tracker 2017 H2, HPE is the worldwide market share leader in total units for open systems tape drives and tape autoloaders.

3 Using 2.5:1 compression ratio with HPE LTO-8 tape drives and media.