Tape Media – Invitation to Quote
STFC runs two 10,000 slot Oracle – StorageTek SL8500 tape libraries for the storage of scientific data.
- Storage media – 30234000
Location of contract
Value of contract
22 May 2018
04 June 2018
Contract start date
18 June 2018
Contract end date
17 June 2019
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Please note this tender will close 14:00 on 04/06/18
1.Background of the Requirement
STFC runs two 10,000 slot Oracle – StorageTek SL8500 tape libraries for the storage of scientific data from a range of high profile sources such as the LHC experiment in CERN, the Diamond facility at RAL as well as data from various satellites, laser, and atmospheric projects.
STFC is seeking to purchase 500 units T10000KT2 tape media cartridges to be utilised in the libraries of the existing facilities with the option to purchase additional quantity of tape media cartridges up to the value of the contract without being committed to spend up to that amount.
2. Statement of Requirements
The successful offer shall comply with the mandatory criteria below:
• This tender is for the purchase of T10000KT2 tape data cartridges. The initial order will be for 500 units of tape media cartridges.
• The media must be read and write compatible with either the Oracle T10000KC or T10000KD tape drives.
• The media must be capable of being able to store 5Tbytes of data per cartridge native on the C drive or 8.5TB of data per cartridge native on the D drive.
• The tape media must be compatible with the Oracle STK SL8500 tape library.
• The media shall be un-initialised.
• The tapes shall be labelled with label range starting at CC5171 and onwards consecutively for the size of the order.
• The media shall be new and unused.
• All media will be sourced through the appropriate Oracle tape media channels.
• Evidence will be given to show that the media has been sourced through the appropriate Oracle tape media channels
A random selection of the media will be chosen and a series of read/write tests carried out.
Verify that read and write data transfers occur correctly and without data loss. Data will be written to tape from disk and then back to disk. The original data will be compared to the data written from tape to verify that the two data sets are identical.
Verify that during the tests media perform to the manufacturer’s specifications and within error rates specified for this media type. A further test will involve a continuous write to fill an empty tape, to verify that the native capacity of a tape meets the manufacturer’s specification.
Verify that data transfers to tape take place at an average rate of 240MBytes/sec for a minimum volume transfer of 5TB for the media on the C drives, and 240MB/sec for a minimum volume transfer of 8.5TB for media on the D drives
The initial order of 500 tapes shall be labelled and delivered to STFC prior to 30th June 2018.
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