The U.S. Army TARDEC Reduces Storage Backup Window By 96 Percent with Spectra Logic Tape Libraries

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BOULDER, Colo.—August 31, 2009–Spectra Logic, a leading innovator of intelligently integrated data protection solutions, announced the U.S. Army’s Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) agency in Michigan awarded Spectra Logic with a federal contract for two Spectra® T950 tape libraries using LTO-4 technology.
 
The U.S. Army TARDEC removed a Sun StorageTek L700e tape library and replaced it with the T950, and realized immediate savings in backup operator time and cost, freed several square feet of data center floor space, increased capacity by 990 percent and eased administration through the library’s user-friendly management interface.  With two Spectra T950 libraries, the U.S. Army TARDEC was able to designate one for classified data and the other for unclassified data, which eased its administrative burden. The Spectra T950 tape libraries work with Symantec NetBackup™ software to back up and protect more than 22TB of data weekly.
 
“Spectra Logic continues to expand its presence throughout the Department of Defense with this recent success at the Army TARDEC,” said Brian Grainger, vice president of sales. “The Spectra T950 leads the market with the highest storage density available today along with significant energy and space savings, and ease of use, all contributing significantly to the U.S. Army contract award.”
 
About Spectra Logic Corporation
At Spectra Logic we define, design and deliver innovative data protection through tape, deduplication and disk-based backup, recovery and archive storage solutions.  By igniting innovation we challenge expectations of the data protection market with intelligent, integrated, and simple to use backup and archive technologies.  Throughout our 30-year history we have delivered high-density, feature rich storage with unmatched service and support to customers worldwide.  For more information, visit www.SpectraLogic.com.
 
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