Spectra Logic Ships 1000th Spectra T50 Tape Library

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BOULDER, Colo., January 29, 2007—Spectra Logic, the data storage innovator, announced today that it shipped its 1000thSpectra® T50 library. The Spectra® T50 is configured with up to four LTO drives and 50 media slots in 4U. The SME or remote location library is available in LTO-2 and LTO-3 configurations. T50 customers can opt to pre-purchase LTO-4 drives from Spectra Logic now, and be among the first to upgrade the library when LTO-4 is released.

“The Spectra T50 is highly reliable and stores much more data than our previous DLT system—and we never need to touch the library,” said Nick Miles, senior manager of database and storage at Peapod, which has two Spectra T120s and a Spectra T50. “Backups run quickly, and we love the remote management capabilitythatlets us manage the offsite library from our corporate headquarters.”


The T50 scales up to 480 megabytes per second throughput and 80 TB (compressed) maximum capacity with LTO-4 and is compatible with all major backup software, operating systems and platforms.


"Small businesses have difficulty predicting their data storage requirements and often outgrow the capacity of their existing tape solutions," said Robert Amatruda, research manager at IDC. “Spectra Logic’s T50 tape library offers customers a high capacity, cost-effective tape solution using industry-standard LTO tape technology".


Since its 2005 introduction, the T50 earned industry recognition. In both 2006 and 2007, Spectra Logic libraries including the T50 won the Diogenes Labs—Storage Magazine Quality Award for mid-range tape libraries.  Spectra Logic customers voiced their satisfaction by ranking this library as a winner two years in a row.  The Spectra T50 also earned the CRN Test Center Recommended 2005 award after a test lab review conducted in November 2005.


Pricing and the LTO-4 Pre-Purchase Program

Pricing for a T50 library with one half-height LTO-2 drive begins at $8,355. With the LTO-4 pre-purchase option, users can receive a T50 with LTO-3 drives now, then when LTO-4 becomes available, Spectra Logic will ship replacement LTO-4 drives. LTO-4 pre-purchase customers will be first to receive LTO-4 when released.  


About Spectra Logic Corporation

Spectra 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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