Library Software Simplifies Backup Management
Three industry-first features are available in BlueScale version 9, just released.
Observatory displays, through any Web-browser, a single customizable screen with status of multiple Spectra libraries.
Throughput monitoring lets administrators fine-tune backup performance by tracking performance at the drive, partition or overall library, logging events every 30 seconds.
Online drive firmware upgrades let users upgrade drive software from anywhere in the world.
“When multiple libraries are competitively priced, with similar capacity and throughput, you can only identify the best by evaluating the library’s software set,” said
The Spectra software team has been developing the BlueScale environment since 1994, so the software has inherited intelligence and field-tested design that only a decade of work can provide. Spectra Logic’s T950, T120 and new T50 libraries use this tested, field-proven BlueScale code base. Because Spectra Logic customers often have multiple Spectra libraries, the common BlueScale interface and features make the libraries easy to manage, so that customers manage storage with fewer human resources.
Other BlueScale features, pioneered over the last decade, include Capacity on Demand, an icon-driven user interface that is available through any browser, guided configuration, alert notification through AutoSupport, drive cleaning request through the library interface, integrated partitioning and SNMP, along with many more powerful capabilities that simplify backup management.
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