​Spectra Logic Tape Library Upgrades

Spectra Logic announces new developments to provide advance user access, retrieval, management and preservation of data for modern data centers.

For capturing and safeguarding large data sets, Spectra Logic’s range of enterprise tape libraries offers a number of enhancements designed to improve performance, increase uptime and dramatically lower storage costs.

The recall times have been sped up for the Spectra TFinity ExaScale and T950 tape libraries by reordering recalls from LTO tapes to optimize the time required to perform a recall. This also reduces wear on tapes and drives. Until now, no such functionality has existed for LTO tape-drive-based systems, says Spectra Logic.

A library 'territory' is allocated for each robot in the dual-robot TFinity ExaScale. The tape library achieves greater performance without partitions as the two robots move media freely within the tape library (using both LTO and IBM’s TS tape technology), says the firm.

Capable of holding up to 10 LTO or 9 IBM TS tapes, TeraPacks make it easy to bulk load tapes into Spectra tape libraries.

There’s also ‘ASM Platinum’ (Assisted Self Maintenance) which allows customers to sustain uptime by self-repairing TFinity ExaScale and T950 Tape Libraries. With ASM Platinum, customers receive custom maintenance plans, extra spare parts onsite, technical account managers and personalized repair training for IT staff.

“Today, organizations that extract more value from their data gain a competitive edge,” said Nathan Thompson, CEO of Spectra Logic. “Advancements in tape library functionality benefit organizations with large-scale computing platforms, enabling them to use, retain and, in some cases, retrieve enormous amounts of data quickly, securely and affordably for the long term.”

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