Spectra Logic Ships Low-Cost Spectra T24 Library for SMBS

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Spectra T24 Library Uses up to Two LTO Drives, Stores 19TB in just 2U

BOULDER, Colo., September 18, 2006—Spectra Logic, the data storage leader in innovative solutions, is introducing the Spectra® T24 LTO tape library for SMBs (small to medium-sized businesses). The Spectra T24 rounds out Spectra Logic’s TSeriesLTO library family, which now includes the T24, T50, T120 and T950. The T24 is built using proven technology and provides SMBs with worry-free, reliable backups.

“CDW technology experts design and recommend storage options from leading manufacturers to help customers manage information in a strategic and cost-effective way,” said Andrew Loughlin, manager of CDW’s storage specialist team.  “In addition to security, small and medium-sized businesses are concerned about storage products’ ease-of use and density.  With those needs in mind, we view the Spectra T24 as a good option for companies seeking enterprise-level benefits at an affordable SMB price.”

The Spectra T24 library with two half-height LTO-3 drives transfers compressed data at 240 MB/sec throughput and provides a capacity of up to 19 TB. With the T24, every size of organization can take advantage of the most widely used drives on the market—LTO drives. The LTO roadmap extends through six generations, and tapes are available through multiple vendors, promising affordability and a long-life for LTO automation libraries, including the T24.

“Spectra Logic’s T24 library completes our LTO family as an entry level library that suits customers or disaster recovery sites with smaller budgets or data storage requirements than those interested in our 50-slot Spectra T50,” said Molly Rector, vice president of marketing, Spectra Logic. “The T24 library is perfect for businesses with smaller backup budgets, while still providing room to grow within the library—which scales from 12 to 24 slots—and  the expanded capacity promised in future LTO drive and tape generations.”       

Availability and pricingThe Spectra T24 is now shipping through Spectra Logic’s partner CDW. Pricing begins at $4,385 for a single-drive Spectra T24.

About Spectra Logic CorporationSpectra Logic Corporation is the leader in innovative hardware-driven data backup and archival solutions for companies worldwide. Spectra Logic’s tape, disk and encryption libraries help organizations save time, lower costs and reduce risks while protecting and storing data. Spectra® products support AIT, LTO, SAIT and SDLT tape, provide capacities ranging from 60 gigabytes to multiple petabytes, and integrate encryption and RAID. Today, the company has tens of thousands of libraries installed worldwide with customers that include NASA and Verizon Wireless. Spectra Logic has introduced many industry first products including: first to automate AIT in a library; first with all-native Fibre Channel and iSCSI libraries; first to integrate tape and disk in a single-frame library; first to offer hardware-based, encryption-enabled libraries. Spectra Logic’s data protection products are available through a global network of resellers and OEMs.  For more information, contact Spectra Logic at (800) 833-1132, or visit http://www.SpectraLogic.com.


Contact: Leigh Grace, Spectra Logic, 704-543-9283, leighg@spectralogic.com


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