Spectra Logic Expands Tape Library Rack Capacity

Spectra T680 tape library breaks the 1 petabyte of storage capacity in a rack barrier

March 11, 2009

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WASHINGTON -- Storage administrators face multiple dilemmas today as many tape hardware vendors regularly announce budget cuts and reduced investment in research and development. Maintenance and media costs are sky high and storage administrators with older tape libraries are left with a dead-end technology roadmaps for tape backup and archive solutions. In response, Spectra Logic is announcing the availability of the new Spectra T680 for large mid-range or small enterprise customers. The T680 offers three significant advantages:

The highest density and most energy efficient storage available in a data center rack

Complete investment protection with the ability use the Spectra TranScale growth path to over 10,000 slots of storage

Elimination of backup failures caused by dirty or overused tape media

The T680 is the only library on the market today to store a full petabyte of data in a single rack and provide a seamless growth path to more than 10,000 storage slots. The T680 provides two to three times more storage density per square foot of floor space, and consumes approximately half the power of competing mid-range libraries, in matching LTO-4 configurations.Spectra Logic now extends its BlueScale™ software to include the new T680 – offering a single management layer for all Spectra tape libraries and disk solutions. BlueScale has been in development for more than 15 years, and includes: a single point of management for encryption with key management; proactive hardware and software health indicators to eliminate backup failures; power usage reporting; remote visibility with BlueScale Vision internal web camera; and library partitioning.

“The T680 offers the highest density and most energy efficiency in a single rack. With its unmatched, advanced feature set and the ability to expand into larger libraries as data storage needs change, the T680 is the ideal solution to replace inadequate or discontinued libraries,” said Nathan Thompson, Spectra Logic’s CEO. “The modular mid-range T-series library promises total media security and complete library reliability, with features that eliminate backup failures caused by dirty or overused tape media. Spectra Logic is confident that the T680 will obsolete thousands of storage systems installed in data centers today.”

Spectra Logic Corp.

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